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Pen Cayetano and the Original Turtle Shell Band

October 20, 2010 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Pen Cayetano is a leading figure in the cultural preservation of the Garifuna people of Central America, an Afro-Amerindian community that never submitted to slavery and preserved their unique language and culture against tremendous odds. Born in Dangrida, Belize, Cayetano founded The Original Turtle Shell Band in 1981 whose music combined time-honored Garifuna song and percussion based on a sacred Garifuna rhythm with rock amplification. The resulting punta rock exploded throughout the extended Garifuna community and has become a popular dance music in Central America and abroad.


October 20, 2010
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Old Town School
4544 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL United States

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