Lord Rhaburn

Lord Rhaburn's importance to Belizean music is virtually incalculable. Short of some imaginary combination of Elvis and James Brown, he has no North American equivalent. His combo, featuring Herman Bennet, George Matthews, Cecil Gillette, and Carlton Usher, tore into Belize City nightlife with their unique blend of island sounds, as well as the popular form of Bruckdown (roughly “broken down calypso”), which originated as a primitive percussion style in the logging camps of the colony that was once known as British Honduras.

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