AyAndy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective"s 2007 album Wtina is one of the most praised world music albums ever released, and was selected by amazon.com as the Greatest World Music Album of All Time (beating out Buena Vista Social Club, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and other worthy contenders). On the cusp of tremendous fame, Andy passed away suddenly a year after Wtina was released, leaving the world to wonder just how big he could have become. Palacio"s band has continued where he left off, and with Wtina producer Ivan Duran of Stonetree back at the helm, have produced the album Ay, a soul-stirring collection of songs inspired by their unique Afro-Amerindian cultural heritage. With a lineup that consists of the best musicians in the fertile Garifuna music scene of Belize, Honduras and Guatemala, The Garifuna Collective promises to carry the torch of cultural preservation and promotion passed on by Andy Palacio far into the future. The Garifuna Collective"s songs of heartbreak, hope and joy will move your body and your soul.