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Filmmaker, Visual Artist, Graphic Designer and Audiovisual Producer Akley Olton discusses the Our Story of the Garifuna People of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Garifuna, previously known as Black Caribs, are the descendants of Indigenous Arawak and Island Carib and Afro-Caribbean people.
They are a mixed African and Indigenous people originally from the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent who speak an Arawakan language.
Black Caribs were transplanted to the Central American coast from the Commonwealth.
On May 18th, 2001, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the first time, awarded the title of “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangibles Heritage of Humanity” to nineteen outstanding spaces of forms of expression – language, dance and music from different regions of the world including Belize in Central America.
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