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Nyasha Laing

Punta Soul

Nyasha Laing

Production Company
Nyasha Laing (USA/Belize) | Producer Nyasha Laing | Director Nyasha Laing | Camera Nyasha Laing, Khary Jones, Cybel Martin | Editor Brent Toombs | Author Nyasha Laing | Recorded 2008 | Duration 39'

Punta Soul is the intergenerational story of am inspiring musical journey. Through its intimate portraits of Garifuna musicians such as Andy Palacio, Punta Soul chronicles the evolution of popular Garifuna music from Belize.  The Garifuna, an afro-indigenous people exiled from the Caribbean to the coast of Central America in 1798, have carried on a rich and vibrant culture whose expression is found in the electric sound called "punta rock" and the more soulful "paranda." Punta Soul explores the role of the music in Belize's cultural awakening.

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