The Garifuna Collective
ABAN (Stonetree Records)
Without their fallen leader, Andy Palacio, Belize’s Garifuna Collective continue to offer a thrilling take on the folkloric music of their people. Their last album, 2013’s Ayó, was a heartfelt tribute to Palacio, who died unexpectedly in 2008. ABAN finds them taking his legacy forward, the ancestral rhythms given dynamic new impetus with electric guitar and bass, dub and reggae vibes. A Top of the World in #152.