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James Lovell is a passionate educator, activist, multi-instrumentalist and ardent language conservationist. Through his artistic and pedagogical endeavors he works to safeguard Garifuna music, dance and language.  James co-founded Illagulei (Roots), a performing arts company which promotes indigenous Garifuna culture from Central America.  James has released four albums, created the “Afri-Garifuna Rhythms” and the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble and developed a teaching method that uses music to transmit culture which was implemented under UNESCO.  He teaches Garifuna workshops in St Vincent, Belize and New York; he is frequently featured in the media and performs at the United Nations and the Smithsonian.


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