Hailing from a remote village of Plaplaya, Aurelio Martinez was exposed to the unique Garifuna culture from his early childhood.

He grew up in a musical family and quickly became a renowned performer and songwriter, combining the Afro-Caribbean roots of his ancestors with more contemporary genres like punta rock and paranda.

“Sañanaru”, which roughly translates as “I can’t handle her”, depicts the bittersweet difficulties of close relationships. The song heralds Aurelio’s third album, “Lándini”, a welcome return to the more traditional Garifuna sound.

Visit Aurelio’s official website or his profile at the Real World Records website to learn more about his life and music.

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