Torch-bearer of the Garifuna tradition and the first black member of Honduras’s National Congress, the soulful singer, guitarist and percussionist Aurelio Martínez has come a long way from the tiny fishing village in which he was born. He assumed the lead in preserving the culture’s unique language and extraordinary sound after the passing of its first musical ambassador, Andy Palácio. He’s been casting the warm glow of the Caribbean upon audiences ever since, enchanting all with his bittersweet vocal style, guitar accompanied paranda ballads and hypnotic percussion.
“Powerful and vibrant… an engrossing blend of upbeat, Latin rhythms with heartfelt melodies.” ~ Nubiart Diary (UK)
This program is part of the McIntyre Hall Presents series, made possible by the support of Friends of McIntyre Hall, the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, Skagit Community Foundation, Skagit Valley College, lodging tax funding through Skagit County, the City of Mount Vernon and the City of Burlington, and sponsorship by The Hampton Inn and Suites, Jerry Smith Kia of Burlington, Skagit Publishing, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Land Title and Escrow, Lisser & Associates, Cascadia Weekly, Northwest Public Radio, KAPS Country, and KBRC.
Tickets and information for McIntyre Hall Presents: Aurelio are available through the McIntyre Hall Box Office, 360.416.7727 ext. 2 or online, www.mcintyrehall.org. The Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday, noon – 4:00pm. McIntyre Hall is located on the Mount Vernon Campus of Skagit Valley College.