Garifuna communities mainly live in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Belize. The Garifuna language is rich in stories (úraga). Their music and melodies have African and Amerindian influences and are usually accompanied by drums and dances. Although the language is still widely spoken, it is now taught in only one village.
Read more and view the short documentary video “Language, dance and music of the Garifuna (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua)”: https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/language-dance-and-music-of-the-garifuna-00001?RL=00001
- What is the origin of the Garifuna population and settlement?
- What musical instruments do you see in the video and pictures?
- Why are the Garifuna language and traditions endangered?