The Last Parandero: Belize’s Legendary Paul Nabor

lparanda_p1_t.jpg I had the good fortune to meet Mr. Paul Nabor, Belizean music legend, when I last visited Punta Gorda, in 2006. It was good to run into him again today, in this Christian Science Monitor article. In it, Nabor strums his guitar and discusses the unique genre that is paranda, “at its core a traditional West African beat … fused with Spanish guitars and Garifuna instrumentation – mahogany drums, shakers, turtle shells, call-and-response vocals – to form a haunting blend. It is the blues of the Garinagu.”
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