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(INTERVIEW) Garifuna American Choreographer MARIANO MARTINEZ Prepares For Gunchei Cultural Presentation at 2010 Garifuna Coalition Fundraising Gala

Garifuna American MARIANO MARTINEZ

Photos by Teofilo Colon Jr (a.k.a. “Tio Teo”) except where noted.

Copyright 2010 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Bronx, New York — Garifuna American Choreographer MARIANO “Junie” MARTINEZ has been a fixture in the Garifuna American community for a long time.  A Dancer, Choreographer and Entrepreneur, MARIANO MARTINEZ is a dynamic individual with an interesting story that upon hearing for myself I wanted to share with you all.

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  1. Evelyn Arauz
    November 17, 2010 at 1:23 am

    We always support our cousin and love hispositive thinking. I remember the first day of practice for my sister Sweet Sisteen. At that time, All the youth that were arounf her and my daughters Honduran and Guatemalan alike were excited about how creative Mariano is. We use to follow him to every sweetsixteen that he did becuase we all knew each other kids and parents. We all heard he is going to be performing at the Gala, oh boy we make sure to buy our tickets for that day. My family and frinds will be the to support the cause. Good luck Cuz, see you there Saturday. Love you

    • November 17, 2010 at 1:28 am

      Thanks soooooooooo much for writing about Mariano Martinez, EVELYN ARAUZ! Gracias por escribir aqui, EVELYN ARAUZ. — Tio Teo

    • November 19, 2010 at 12:46 pm

      Evelyn, you rock my cousin. Thank you for your vision and determination. I also thank you for being a part of all of this. Stay blessed always.

      Mariano
      http://www.youtube.com/jdoveproductions

  2. November 17, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Numadagu Tuliligien ,
    Ou le Weiye Joseph Miranda , Keisi aban Garifuna lou isieni lun rasa le bei,wafagua warihini ida tuba ta giarata wawadigimaridu , meh houbahouba.
    Wabaruagoun wama lou wasarinyaha lun lun disi nefu , wayanuhaba larigien
    le .

    Seremie
    Jose

    • November 17, 2010 at 12:42 pm

      Seremein (Thank You) for Writing, GARINAGU LUN AWANSERUNI OF GHICAGO INC! — Tio Teo

  3. MArtine Morales
    November 17, 2010 at 11:39 am

    it’s a pleasure to work with MAriano…it fun and unlike other …he has patience and that one of the qualities he has that most people don’t havei can’t wait to perform this dance on Saturday because we work so hard….

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