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Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble

Rank #120 US Brooklyn, NY Jazz / 1474 Bushwick Ave


  • Lavondo Thomas Bass
  • James Lovell Drums
  • Eugene Medina Piano
  • Dre Barnes Piano
  • Eva Vossmerbauemer Violin
  • Gary Fritz Percussion
  • Cenk Tezil Bass
  • Lucy Blanco Vocals
  • Hilliard Greene Bass
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Bio: The Garifuna Jazz union has its beginnings in Los Angeles California when jazz vocalist Lucy Blanco began researching and learning more about her Garifuna heritage in 2008. Through her research she learned about the work of prominent Garifuna artists like the late Andy Palacio and Aurelio Martine... See Full Bio

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“The AGJE is committed to producing excellent music. Music that is spiritual. Music that speaks to our common African ancestry and yet is able to cross that cultural divide and reach out to the global music community.”
— terrence l. butler, The Afrigarifuna Jazz Ensemble is on the Move.
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Feb 26, 2012
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    Nov 8

    Bronx, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Bronx, NY, US
    Sat Nov 08 8:00pm


    Hi FB The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble are happy to be part of the line up for a Garifuna Culture Concert sponsored by The Garifuna Afro-Latino Entertainment, LLC at Pregones Theater scheduled for November 8, 2014. Click on the link below to purchase your tickets now. Pregones Theater is a very important venue in the arts and cultural landscape of The Bronx. Please read below to learn more about this great theater.Gary Fritz(percussion), Mario Sprouse (piano), James Lovell(Garifuna Drum & vocals), Lucy Blanco(lead vocals)

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