Garifuna Culture in Atlantida is alive and well! At a first glimpse, it might appear to you that the Garifuna are just descendents of African slaves that were brought to America. This is far from the reality! Although the origins do go back to the days when slave runners would capture Africans and bring them to America as slaves, the ancestors of this ethnic group found an unlikely destiny, when the ship the where transported in was wrecked off the coast of the Island of Saint Vincent in the Caribbean.
Those that managed to survive the shipwreck escaped into the island, and befriended the local carib natives, unknowingly creating a new ethnic group, the Garifuna. It was a matter of survival, and both had to fend themselves from a common enemy, the Europeans. The racial mix brought with itself a mixing of cultures and beliefs, each part providing new elements to create this new and unique culture.