Category: Belize

Garifuna Celebrate Landing Day in Belize

After a storm shipwrecked a slave ship headed for America, the West Africans aboard sought refuge on a the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. There they created their own unique culture only to be banished by the British. Decades later their unique culture is under threat of being watered down as young garifuna turn to hiphop and dancehall, modern clothes, and junk food. We visited communities leaders and activists during the annual Landing Day festival.