Roots and Wires Presents

KNCE Taos 93.5 3 Year Anniversary Party! Roots & Wires Presents...Aurelio

Live from the Garifuna Nation

at Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership

November 4, 2017 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Time: 6:00pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 5:00pm     Ages: All Ages / Bar with ID     Price: FREE
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We're celebrating our third anniversary with singer-songwriter, guitarist, and percussionist AURELIO!

 

Join KNCE and Roots and Wires at Taos Mesa Brewing on Saturday, November 4 at 6pm. Enjoy tunes from some of your favorite KNCE DJs, spinning live!, and take the opportunity to chat with some of the 100+ people involved in bringing you True Taos Radio every day of the week.

Then, we're gonna kick this whole anniversary thing up another notch, as Roots and Wires presents Aurelio of the Garifuna Nation!

Singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, Aurelio Martinez aka AURELIO (born 1969), is one of Central America’s most gifted performers. Born in Honduras, the artist is known for his powerful and evocative voice. He is a major tradition-bearer of the Garifuna culture and music and he is considered nowadays as the Cultural Ambassador of the Garifuna nation.  

The Garinagu, commonly known as the Garifuna are people of Amerindian and West African descents who live along the coasts of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The original home of the Garifuna is St. Vincent (one of the windward islands in the West Indies) from which they were deported in 1796 by the British government and landed on Roatan island, situated in the Bay Islands of Honduras. 

Aurelio grew up in a small Caribbean village called Plaplaya, surrounded by a family of talented musicians. His father was a well-known local troubadour who improvised Paranda songs containing Garifuna roots rhythms and Latin sounds. Following the influence of his uncles and grandfather, he became a brilliant drummer in his early childhood. From his vocally gifted mother, he learned to sing and picked up many songs she crafted. Actually, Aurelio began performing at Garifuna ceremonies when just a boy, even at the most sacred events where children were usually not even allowed. At the age of 14, the young man became a respected musician with a firm grounding in Garifuna rhythms, rituals and songs. READ MORE...