With his powerful, evocative voice, Aurelio Martinez is a major tradition-bearer of Honduras’s Afro-centric Garifuna culture. An immensely talented multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, his languid tropical sound has been recorded with Youssou N’Dour and Orchestra Baobab. A former congressman – the first black member of the National Congress of Honduras – Martinez proudly re-embraced performing in 2004, declaring that “music is the true way to reach the people”.

Aurelio: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Aurelio - Live on KEXP

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