Overview In this lesson plan, students will learn about Garifuna culture by exploring some of its musical practices. They will read an article that discusses the traditional rituals highlighted in various Garifuna music and dance performances. In the article, they will also examine gender roles in Garifuna culture, and how Garifuna music has evolved over time to incorporate aspects of Punta Rock. Students will also watch video clips of an interview with Prof. Pablo Joseph López Oro, which will help them grasp the differences between spirituality and religion in Garifuna culture and also learn about how gender and sexuality […]
Overview In this lesson plan, students will learn about the struggles of the Garifuna communities, including gentrification, displacement, political representation, and racial and gender discrimination, across the Americas. They will examine the historical, political, and social factors that shaped these struggles, and the role of important leaders in fighting for the rights of these communities. The students will read an article that highlight the struggles faced by the Garifuna in Honduras, New York (USA), Belize and Guatemala, and how leaders from the past (Thomas Vincent Ramos) and present (Miriam Miranda, Aida Lambert, Paul Joseph López Oro and Gloria Nunez) have […]
The Garifuna quests for labor contribute to the distinct nature of their migration history. Despite being forced into exile by the British from the Island of St. Vincent to Roatán in 1797, the Garifuna have managed to maintain their individual identities. Along the coast of Central America, in destinations such as Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, the Garifuna were not only drawn due to the proximity. These areas of agriculture, mahogany trade, carpentry, and turtle fishing attracted the Garifuna for the sake of expanding their labor market as a dominantly self-reliant people. When it comes to beyond the Central American […]
In episode two of the Black Studies Across the Americas: The Garifuna Podcast, Sandra Garcia discusses growing up in Honduras as a Garifuna, identifying as Afro-Latina, and the challenges her family endured during their move to New York City from Honduras.
In episode three of the Black Studies Across the Americas: The Garifuna Podcast, Audrey and Nora Flores discuss growing up in Brooklyn as Garifuna, Garifuna migration from St. Vincent to Honduras, land disputes among the Garifuna in Honduras, and their journey from Brooklyn to Roatán.
This lesson explores the relationship between the Identity of the Garifuna People (Garinagu) and their ongoing desire to maintain their language and culture across the diaspora of the Americas.
On the Black Studies Across the Americas: The Garifuna Podcast, Mora delves into the migration of the Garifuna into Belize, the colonization of the once British Honduras, and the notoriety of Garifuna Belizean musician Andy Palacio.
Learn basic conversational words and phrases using flash cards while expanding knowledge of where the language is derived from.
Learn about the origin of Garifuna foods, popular dishes, and the cultural significance of Garifuna food to the Garínagu, the Caribbean, and the Diaspora.