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GondwanaSound tribute to Andy Palacio January 2008

GondwanaSound tribute to Andy Palacio January 2008

The "world" music community were shocked to hear that Andy Palacio had lost his fight for life and had died in his homeland of Belize on 19th January.

Andy Palacio had the most extraordinary year in 2007 receiving nominations, awards and accolades for his music and for his ceaseless promotion of Garifuna culture and language. It made the news even more difficult to comprehend.

This tribute was first broadcast on GondwanaSound / Sheffield Live! 93.2FM on 22nd January and whilst on air Jill received a bulletin from his record company to say that in an unprecedented move the BBC had bought forward the announcement that Andy Palacio had indeed won the best artist of the Americas category in the BBc Awards for World Music for 2008.

This tribute is mixed with some of his music.

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GondwanaSound broadcast two hours of global roots and grooves weekly on Sheffield Live! 93.2FM an