The Musical Ambassador for a Traditional Caribbean Culture

Aurelio Martinez is one of their cultural standard bearers of the Garifuna people – descendants of West African and Amerindian peoples living along the Caribbean coast of Central America. One of Honduras’ most gifted performers, Aurelio is a singer-songwriter known for his powerful and evocative voice, as well as a brilliant guitarist and percussionist. His debut solo album, “Garifuna Soul” (2006), mixed his rich musical traditions with modern sounds – and earned him the title of Afropop Worldwide’s “Newcomer of the Year.”