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ibimeni - Garifuna Traditional Music From Guatemala
Vivid documents of the music indigenous to the Garifuna community, recorded live in the field by ethnomusicologist Alfonso Arrivillaga Cortes in 1990. "Ibimeni a term associated with childhood and youth, meaning honey or sweetness in Garifuna. Ibimeni is also the name of a group of Garifuna musicians and dancers from Livingston, Guatemala, who interpret their traditional sounds in this album. this collection includes lullabies, festive chants, processional marches, and songs of religion and labor. Livingston is a small region located on the Caribbean coast at the river mouth of Rio Dulce, Guatemala. it is accessible only by boat or airplane. This isolation allows the conservation of many cultural elements, such as music and dance."