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January 25, 2008



What a lovely, touching and encompassing tribute about Andy Palacio the Artist, World Citizen and vibrant member of the Garifuna community in Belize. Thank you for helping us witness and better understand about the people who bring us this beautiful music and spirit - long live Garifuna culture and those who keep it alive (you included)!


Hi. A facinating view into the culture of the Garifuna about which you have spoken often and eloquently, and about which I would probably not have known otherwise. Thanks for sending it.

Naturalight Productions

We have added a link to your article on the recent feature we posted on our Belizean Journey's website. - Listed under "Andy's Passing"

The following were announced posthumously but Andy knew of them before his death.

# January 2008, Andy Palacio announced as winner of the influential BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards (announced January 22, 2008).

# January 2008 - Andy Palacio and Stone Tree Records receives The Cultural Award for 2007 from the Belize Tourism Board (announced January 24th, 2008)

Thank You.

Sarah W

Hi Susanne, You have really done a wonderful job capturing Garifuna life and Andy's personality.. it was so powerful to be there for this weekend with all of you and to meet you- keep up the good work.

Hopeful Spirit

Thank you for participating in The Seventh Day blog carnival this week! This post was a wonderful addition to the carnival -- fascinating, as well as an excellent tribute to a talent lost too soon!

Hope you will participate in the carnival again in the future!

CC Smith

Beautiful memorial, Susanne. I got choked up all over again. I still can't believe he's gone, and so soon after we were there with him in November. May his soul rest in peace with the ancestors.
The Beat Magazine article with Andy P on the cover as he dearly desired will be published in March; writing it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. He truly gave his life for his people and his country, and his work will continue to go forward as other hands take up the struggle.

Mita Patel

Dear Su-C,

This short captured our experience of Andy beautifully! This video was both sad to watch and inspiring at the same time. I can't help but feel that although we will miss his mark on the world -- and the people he touched -- that his star shined so bright because he was meant to journey to another place ... I am sure he is well there ... a good vibe for Andy and his vision.

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