These figures are cited as the reason why The GAMAE Garifuna Language in Danger Revival and Retrieval Program (GGSDRRP) is necessary to preserve our Garifuna language as well as our culture and identity.
Our Garifuna language is unique, and it is a “cultural treasure”. We see our Garifuna language as a unique part of our culture and heritage. Connecting our Garifuna language with our ancestors and with our land, make up an essential part of our history and self-image.
The GAMAE Garifuna Language in Danger Revival and Retrieval Program (GGSDRRP) will be closely tied to the linguistic field of language documentation. In this field, linguists attempt to create full records of our Garifuna language including grammar, vocabulary, and linguistic features. Our Program will lead to more concern for the revitalization of our complete Garifuna history, heritage, spirituality, culture and language. The task of documentation will be taken on as the goal of The GAMAE Garifuna Language in Danger Revival and Retrieval Program (GGSDRRP).
REVITALIZING, MAINTAINING AND SUSTAINING THE GARIFUNA LANGUAGE THROUGH THE PERFORMING ARTS: TRADITIONAL MUSIC, SONGS, DANCE, FOLKLORE
(Hugu-Hugu, Chumba, Punta, Wanaragua)
- Garifuna Drama
- Garifuna Poetry
- Garifuna Theatre/Plays
- Theatrical Performances
- Musical Theatre
- Solo Theatre / One Man-Woman Show
- Historical Interpretations