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Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2011

Peace Corps Volunteer Spotlight: Tim O'Malley

Country of Service: Belize
Title: Small Business Development
Time in Country: 2003–2005

Smithsonian FolkLife Festival: Tim will accompany the Umalali Women Singers, a pre-eminent musical group that blends traditional Garifuna sounds influenced by Belizean and Honduran cultures. Garifuna culture is a hybrid of native Caribbean (primarily Carib and Arawak) and West African culture. Its music is characterized by drums and a shaker called the sisera, along with dance.

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