Date of death: 19-01-2008
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Words can’t express the sorrow we feel at the loss of such a tremendous person and artist, Andy will be truly missed. Here is a ...
Words can’t express the sorrow we feel at the loss of such a tremendous person and artist, Andy will be truly missed. Here is a place to leave your memories and honours for him.
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Andy Palacio at HIT CITY WEST recording studio in Hollywood, California 1988, recording his first massive #1 hit song WATU (that took Belize like a Storm in September 1989) written by Andy Palacio, released on Caye Records. Arranged and Produced by: Mike Hyde and Jr. Crawford, Recording and Mixing engineer: Karl Pitterson , Garifuna Drums: Bato, Bass guitar: Jah Lem, Guitar: Clifford "Selby" Palacio, Keyboards by: Michael Hyde
record producer Patrick Barrow.
Published:Belmopan Music BMI
"Teaching the world to Punta"
I first tuned into punta rock in the garage studio of Caye Records in Inglewood, near Los Angeles. Belizean, owner Patrick Barrow (who plays rhythm guitar for the Babylon Warriors, a reggae group) flipped the switch on a reel-to-reel tapedeck and hit me with some Palacio. Clearly Caribbean, somewhat African, and totally frenetic with tropical dance fever. Punta rock is the kind of electrified yet traditional Third World rhythm that's feeding the world-beat market.
In loving memory of Andy u have depart from us so suddenly, your body is gone by your musici will remain. Rest In Peace Andy
I just discovered Andy dec. of 2007 looking for new types of music and really enjoyed "Watina"and purchased the album. I had found out about his passing from npr's all songs considered and was in disbalief. Just the day before i heard the podcast( which I was behind on) I was bragging about my vast collection and mentioned Andy. He will be missed. I also did not realize his accomplishments untill today.
The last time I saw Andy Palacio perform was at the Y-not Island on November 17th, 2007. I arrived at the concert late but managed to squeeze my way through the crowd so I can get to the front. As usual, I wanted to be up close so I could absorb all of what Andy and the Garifuna Collective was dishing out! And boy, did I have a hell of a time! It was the best concert I had ever attended and the memory of that night will live on with me for the rest of my days. However, little did I know that would have been the last time I would see Andy Palacio perform live. But like I said, 2007 was Andy's time and God's plan for him. This too (his death) is his time and God's plan for him. May he Rest in Peace!
Andy was a man of inspiration he was always smiling. i will miss him for his smile and jokes.
Andy has fullfilled his hopes and dreams in the Garifuna heritage. His legend will live on for he inspired many novice in their infantile lives. I will missssss your smile and your bounced when you step up!!1
Andy was my quarrel buddy. We would argue every time we meet but at the end he would give me that big smile and warm hug. Gosh! I will miss that and miss him. Rest in Peace Andy - Abayagien!!! as you would tell me. Love you
Andy will be sadly missed by everyone he came encountered with him. I personally will missed him for his sense of humour and intelligence.
It's very sad to hear of such a good artist passing.
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