About Andy Palacio

About Andy Palacio

Andy Palacio (December 2, 1960 – January 19, 2008) was a Belizean Punta musician.

He was born and raised in the coastal village of Barranco. Palacio sang mainly in Garifuna, a language of mixed Arawak and African roots, but also composed English-only songs. He was the first musical artist from Belize to have a video on international television. He received the award for "Best New Artist" at the Caribbean Music Awards in 1991.

Palacio has served as a head of the National Institute of Culture and History and named a cultural ambassador. Read more on Last.fm


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