Aurelio Martinez, South Pacific Music, Egypt
Lucy Duran presents Garifuna musician Aurelio Martinez in session. With his new album Laru Beya, Aurelio Martinez is bringing the music of the Garifuna people of Central America to the world. A marginalised but culturally distinct people, the Garifuna are descended from African slaves and Caribbean Indians, and the music is an intriguing blend of African, Caribbean, Indian, and Latin influences. The album is inspired by the late great Garifuna musician Andy Palacio, and Aurelio Martinez worked with Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour on the recording. Lucy is also joined by journalists Jane Cornwell and Reda El Mawy to discuss new World music releases from the South Pacific, and the role that music has played in recent events in Egypt.