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Music tonight at the After Hours: Coral 27 Februray 2014

February 27, 2014

This evening After Hours will be featuring three artists with music from the Coral regions of Belize, Jamaica and The Seychelles.

Geli Berg, aka DJ Mayeva, is senior producer and presenter of Cultural Collage on ALL FM 96.9 Community Radio. A specialist in world music genres, Geli will today focus on the music from the Garifuna tribe who today live primarily along the Caribbean Coast of Central America in Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras. In contemporary Belize, there has been a resurgence of Garifuna music, popularized by musicians such as Andy Palacio, Mohobub Flores, & Adrian Martinez. In June 2007 Geli had the privilege of interviewing Andy Palacio, the former Cultural Ambassador of Belize, and some of his musicians, shortly before his premature death the following January She will include part of the interview in her set at Manchester Museum.

Jamaican-born George Linton, aka Calypso George, has gained quite a local reputation for his accomplished renditions of pre-Ska, reggae and old genre Jamaican folk music. George regularly performs around Manchester with his band Mento-B, formerly holding regular and popular nights at Chorlton’s Iguana Bar and now at Solomon Grundy in Withington.

Golty Farabeau is a sega/reggae musician born in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. His international career was launched when he was one a few selected artists from the Indian Ocean chosen to represent the islands’ music industry internationally. During this time he played at festivals in both the Middle East and Europe, as well as the French Caribbean.
As well as composing and playing his own music, Golty performs traditional sega music from the Seychelles, seggae music – a fusion of sega and reggae and covers music by reggae luminaries such as Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, who have had a great influence on his own work.
Golty Farabeau has released seven albums to date and will today be performing solo for Manchester Museum.

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