Concert Stream – Aurelio Martínez and the Garifuna Soul Band

Aurelio Martinez holds a guitar next to blue and green walls

April 23, 2021 | 7:00PM

$15 | Free for UChicago Students

This concert premieres at 7 pm CDT on Friday, April 23 and will be available until 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, April 25.


A member of one of the last generations to grow up steeped in the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna tradition, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Aurelio Martínez has proven that this indigenous style of music is still alive and kicking. With a richly resonant voice and soulful acoustic songs, Martínez has identified himself as a bard of the people, a vital bearer of tradition with a subtle innovative streak. From his home in Honduras, Aurelio shares his high-energy music suffused with indigenous style in a special streaming performance as part of UChicago Presents' Music Without Borders Series.

This concert is partially supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Center for Latin American Studies, and International House at the University of Chicago.