Skip to main content

You are here

04 March 2023

The Garifuna Collective (Belize)

The meeting point where ancient meets modern…this music stretches forward defying the listener to pin it down. Whatever people mean about music being universal, surely that is the perfect demonstration of their argument
The Observer (UK)

Based in Belize, The Garifuna Collective are one of the most unique Afro-Caribbean bands on the planet. As representatives of the Garifuna people - a separate language and culture group spread across several countries in Central America - they harness the indomitable energy of their African and Indigenous ancestors, generating an irrepressible, positive energy every time they perform.

Their most recent album ‘ABAN’ features some newer electronic and dub textures, reflecting the multi-generational nature of the group and their collective urge to keep moving into new musical territory.

They have created feverish dancefloors in over 30 countries in 5 continents and have been part of the most celebrated world music releases of all time, including the critically acclaimed Wátina - recipient of the Womex and BBC World Music Award and voted by Amazon as the Number One World Music Album of All Time.

The complex rhythms demand attention and quickly resolve themselves into a completely irresistible groove. When the melodies kick in on top of them, the lushness is overwhelming.”   The Wall Street Journal 


The Garifuna Collective

Marcela Aranda  - Lead Vocals and Percussion   
Kenrick Lewis  - Lead Vocals 
Emilio Thomas - Rhythm Guitar / Vocals
Al Ovando - Bass Guitar
Sam Harris - Lead Guitar
Denmark Flores - Lead Garifuna Drum
Austin Aranda – Segunda Garifuna Drum



Garifuna Collective Website



Lend an Ear: Living Arts Canberra

Street One | Reserved | Duration 90 Minutes
Click here for information on COVID 19 venue safety.


Music @ The Street / The Garifuna Collective Womex 30 Second from The Street Theatre on Vimeo.

Music @ The Street / Womex 2018 Garifuna Collective from The Street Theatre on Vimeo.

More information

The Street Presents 
The Garifuna Collective (Belize)  

Saturday 4 March, 7:30pm

Standard: $49.00 
Concession: $47.00 
Group 4 +: 45.00
Student: $39.00 



This concert is supported by the ACT Government Amp It Up ! Initiative


15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

Directions & Map

Monday - Friday

10am - 3pm


Also opens

1.5 hours prior

to performance.


02 6247 1223
Email The Street

  • icon-tw.svgicon-tw.svg
  • icon-fb.svgicon-fb.svg
  • icon-inst.svgicon-inst.svg
  • icon-yt.svgicon-yt.svg
  • icon-in.svgicon-in.svg
  • icon-vk.svgicon-vk.svg

Supported by