Anichugu is a groundbreaking docu-series that is centered around one of the most unique groups of people in the world!
Our team is producing a multi-media narrative of Garifuna culture. At the heart of the project is a documentary film that tells the story of how one family with a collective vision has been nurturing the diaspora by producing and performing music and dance throughout the Americas.
Where It All Started…
The Flores family has encouraged the production and performance of Garinagu traditions for four generations. In 2017 we joined forces to create a multi-media map of Garifuna culture in the Americas (with a killer soundtrack 🎶). Our collective journey started on the island of Roatan, where we worked with the talented local performance group Halagate Garinagu.
Since then, we have worked with musicians and creators in Garinagu communities in Brooklyn (shout out John Jon Ruiz and Glama More Visuals), the Bronx (respect Big Mama), New Jersey (Garifuna Queens) New Orleans (much love Julian Garcia, Hokana Rochez, and Pollitos Azucar), Houston (love to T-Sensu), Miami (Roatan’s Finest), and Los Angeles (Lil June IS Garifuna!). We have traced the musical diaspora from Roatan by working with Garifuna artists throughout the United States.
In March 2019 we explored the deeper roots of their story, which lie in the encounter between Arawak and African culture on the island of St. Vincent, in the eastern edge of the Caribbean. Our team was invited to the Sixth International Garifuna Conference and Festival in Kingstown, St. Vincent.