Monday, 2 January 2012
PROPER MUSIC: New artists you must hear in 2012 (Pt. 2)...
Aurelio - Laru Beya
Aurelio Martinez is one of the most extraordinary and passionate Central American artists of his generation. He's a major tradition-bearer of the threatened Garifuna culture that fuses African and Caribbean-Indian roots.
"Laru Beya" is a lush journey marked with thoughtful reflections on the Garifuna past, the sometimes difficult present, and the promising glimmers of the future for artists like Martinez.