Who are Garifunas and how is their unique and very special culture. Here you can find aswer and summerge to this special and colorful expression of human kind. By the way, whole Garifuna culture, songs and music, dances, belevings and original religion, gastronomy is declared as a Intangible heritage of humanity, by UNESCO.
Sunset from pier..
Visitors coming in to Orinoco..
Garifuna people memorizing arrival to Nicaragua 133 years ago..
Dancing tradition and colorful costumes...
View to Pearl Lagoon..
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 20:23
Garifuna Culture and Tradition is celebrated in Orinoco in November. You can find cultural presentations, traditional food fairs, conserts, dancing, drumming and other Garifuna culture oriented activities allmost every day in the town. The main event of the Garifuna month, Garifuna festival 2013 will be organized in Orinoco 19:th of November in Orinoco. Every year there have been international music- and dancing groups visiting for us and showing incredible presentations based on rich Garifuna culture. These presentations of local artists and guests from Belize, Honduras and Guatemala are one of the most important cultural event in Nicaragua and Central America. Our warm recommendation is: Don't miss them! Be there!
Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 18:35
Surprisingly, good old Country and Western music is very popular in Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast. In dance halls, specially among older generations play lot very famous, sentimental and traditional country songs. Where this kind of preference comes from, nobody knows. But sure they are very popular. Mr Robert Sambola's La Fe country band give us a taste of Nicaraguan talent of playing Country and Western songs, when visinting in La Fe Garifuna community. Check these videos out, they are amazing.
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 December 2013 11:59
Last Updated on Saturday, 16 March 2013 09:40
Every year more than one thousand of people gather together in Orinoco to celebrate arrival of Garifuna people to Central America and to Orinoco. Festival Garifuna 2012 is happier than ever: Dancing, drumming, international music groups and bands, Garifuna gastronomy, discussion groups and panels, marching groups; a lot of cultural activities to choose of.
Festival is not just night of 19;th of November but two weeks of cultural presentations in Orinoco, other garifuna communities and in Bluefields. “La Fiesta” starts in Bluefields in Saturday 11;th of November with delicious Garifuna food fair and even more precious selection of Miss Garifuna in BICU university of Bluefields.
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Bienvenidos a Hostal Garifuna, Orinoco, Nicaragua!
Kensy Sambola is the owner of Hostal Garifuna. Kensy runs the hotel and is responsible of tours and almost everything what is going on. She has extraordinary knowledge about the Garifuna culture, partly by family background, partly her anthropology studies. Her masters -thesis treated especially Garifuna's traditional way of life, idiosyncrasy, spirituality and believing. She is a perfect choice when You need information about the Garifuna culture. Don't hesitate to ask...Read more...