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Global Beat Festival

Guayo Cedeño + Coco Bar, Aurelio and the Garifuna Soul Band music

May 9, 2015

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Brookfield Place New York (BFPL)
Winter Garden
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10821

Experience the hottest bands from around the world in a global explosion of music and dance in the magnificent Winter Garden at Brookfield Place!

GLOBAL BEAT FESTIVAL explores music from around the world befitting the stunning acoustics of the magnificent glass-vaulted Winter Garden. Each night pairs two groups from different traditions for an unforgettable 3-day experience from May 7-9, 2015.

Come for the beats, stay for the eats!
Dine at one of the 14-chef driven eateries in Hudson Eats or Le District, the French-inspired marketplace.


Aurelio and the Garifuna Soul Band (Honduras)
Aurelio Martinez may be from one of the last generations to grow up steeped in Garifuna tradition. These traditions encompass the African and Caribbean Indian roots of his ancestors. Aurelio’s musical career took a global turn thanks to his Belizean friend and fellow musician, the legendary Andy Palacio. Taking up Palacio’s mantle as bard and advocate for his people, Aurelio’s career has been defined by thoughtful reflections of the Garifuna past and the promising glimmers of the future.

Guayo Cedeño + Coco Bar (Honduras)
Honduran guitarist Guayo Cedeño is one of the finest masters of his instrument in all of Central America. He has gained his international recognition from his work on stage with Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective and Aurelio Martinez, among other Garifuna music stars. Guayo learned his skills from watching his father’s band, Los Robbins playing at the bars in La Ceiba, Honduras. His sound is slinky and romantic with a Latin lounge quality, reminiscent of Ry Cooder and Calexico. Guayo’s first solo album, Coco Bar, will be released this Spring. They will be joined by the renowned Garifuna singer/songwriter Aurelio Martinez on guitar and vocals and Garifuna drums.

*Due to a visa issue beyond our control, Flavia Coelho is unable to perform at Global Beat Festival. We are thrilled to announce that Aurelio Martinez will now be bringing his whole band and will join Guayo for a three part program. Guayo Cedeño + Coco Bar will kick off the evening, followed by Aurelio. Guayo and Aurelio will both take the stage for the final performance of the night and festival. 

The full festival line-up:
Thursday, May 7: The Libyans, Feedel Band
Friday, May 8: Niyaz, Emel Mathlouthi


Curated by Live Sounds / Isabel Soffer.