The Garifuna Collective 
Hamala (Let Him Fly)
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Hamala (Let Him Fly) is the first single from ABAN, the new album by The Garifuna Collective.

“Hamala is a song that came to me in a dream. It sings to the Garifuna youth to embrace the freedom that their ancestors fought so hard to keep,” says songwriter Emilio Thomas.

“Hamala is the story about a little boy who wants to fly. He wants to go out in the world and experience it, learn from it. But in order for him to accomplish this, he needs his community to embrace him, prepare him for what lies ahead. He knows that the rich culture of his people has the elements he needs to grow his wings and fly.”


ABAN will be released on September 15, 2019.

Marcela Aranda: Vocals
Desiree Diego: Vocals
Sheldon Petillo: Vocals
Emilio Thomas: Vocals
Mohobub Flores: Vocals and Turtle Shells
Rolando "Chichiman" Sosa: Vocals and Percussion
Denmark Flores: Garifuna Drums
Sam Harris: Electric Guitar and Vocals
Guayo Cedeño: Guitar
Eli Levinson: Sampling and Programming
Ivan Duran: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass
Al Ovando: Electric Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Claps
Produced by Ivan Duran
Additional Production by Eli Levinson and Al Ovando
All music composed and arranged by The Garifuna Collective
Recorded and mixed at Stonetree Studios in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize
Additional recordings at OBG’s, Dangriga Belize and El Ceibon, Honduras
Recorded by Al Ovando
Additional recordings by Eli Levinson and Ivan Duran
Mixed by Al Ovando and Ivan Duran at Stonetree Studios
Album photography by Jeremy Christoph Lewis