Electric Lodge Theater - 1416 Electric Ave , Venice CA 90291
May 26 Evening
AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC AWARDS & CULTURE
7 pm – 11 pm
GARIFUNA FORUM , AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC AWARDS
7:00 – 8:00
Health ,Economic, political, and social equity in USA, Central America, and Caribbean
Egbert Higinio: Belize, Rony Figuroa: Labuga, Pablo Blanco: Honduras and Nicaragua
Dr Cadril Gill: Yurumein and Sylvia Sampson Cayetano , Sharon Elligton ,Bill Flores and Leighann Hahn
Master Class – Josh Arana Presenting on Drumming for healing, and Garifuna Oral traditions and Spirituality.
Joshua Arana born to Josephine, and Simon Arana. As a child I was always passionate about my drums, I loved my drums so much that it got me in trouble many days, from primary school to high school for playing on the desk. I took this passion and made a career out of it. A career that landed me in over 20 countries all over the world, places like Japan, Germany, France, Spain, Ireland, Switzerland etc. It also influences my scholarship at Galen where I did my Bachelors Degree in Anthropology; it also landed me in the job where I am now as the Coordinator of the Stann Creek House of Culture.
Tribute to Junior Aranda
Austin Steeno Aranda Recording artist son of fame Junior Aranda
Music Video Namule Steeno Aranda and Producer Juni Mar
Music video BABILON James Love and Producer Eugene Medina
Performance by KAYLAH MARIN Billboard recording artist
Special guest: EUGENE MEDINA Music director keyboard for Beres Hammond, Etana, Sanchez, Luciano, Marsha Griffiths, Producer, Mixer engineer for Sony Records, Atlantic and Capitol Records
Iseiri Isanigu Cultural Group
Presentation will consist of singing some traditional songs and dancing to the rhythm of the Garifuna drums
Iseiri Isanigu Cultural Group’s mission is to preserve the Garifuna culture by means of singing traditional Garifuna songs, dancing to the rhythm of the drums and to sharing our culture with others. The words “Iseiri Isanigu” means “New Generation” in the Garifuna language. As our elders get older it is only fitting that the new generation carry on the traditions that have been laid out for us. We believe that we too can pass on our traditional song and dance to the younger generations. Recent performances include the Annual Belize Independence celebration at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, The annual Garifuna Settlement Day Mass in Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Martin Luther King parade, also performing at the Los Angeles Culture Festival’s Pre New Year’s Eve event “Live on the Green” in Pasadena. Iseiri Isanigu has also performed at several of the Belizean consulate of Los Angeles events and performed at events given by the consul general of S. Vincent of the Grenadines.