Director: Nyasha Laing
Country: Belize
Year of Production: 2008
Total Running Time: 39 min
Language: English
Rating: PG


Punta Soul is the intergenerational story of an inspiring musical journey. Through its intimate portraits of Garifuna musicians such as Andy Palacio, Punta Soul chronicles the evolution of popular Garifuna music from Belize. The Garifuna, an afro-indigenous people exiled from the Caribbean to the coast of Central America in 1798, have carried on a rich and vibrant culture whose expression is found in the electric sound called ‘Punta Rock’ and the more soulful ‘Paranda.’ Punta Soul explores the role of the music and the musicians in the cultural renaissance of ethnic communities in Belize.