Belize and Canada are two countries that you might not expect to mesh musically. Yet The Garifuna Collective and Danny Michel are proving otherwise. The Garifuna Collective has spent a career playing the music of Central America's Afro-American community. Their new album Ayó serves as a tribute to its late bandleader, Andy Palacio, and the beginning of a new chapter for the band, which includes Michel. The Canadian singer-songwriter tapped The Garifuna Collective to inject their Central American sounds into his new record Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me.
Michel and The Garifuna Collective perform songs from both of their records in the studio.