Paul Nabor

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Paul Nabor (January 26, 1928 – October 22, 2014), born Alfonso Palacio, was a Garifuna musician from Punta Gorda, Belize.[1] He is often credited with popularizing paranda, a style of traditional Garifuna music, and is considered to have been one of the most talented musicians of the genre.[2]

On a 2004 visit to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, he was declared a distinguished guest of the city. Nabor was visiting Tegucigalpa for the Honduran release of Garifuna Soul, an album by fellow paranda musician, Aurelio Martinez.[3]

Nabor performed on Andy Palacio's final album, Wátina, released in 2007.[4] Nabor's music is also included on the showcase album Paranda on Stonetree Records.[1]

On October 22, 2014, Nabor died at Punta Gorda Hospital, following a stroke the week before.[2] He is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Punta Gorda.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Priest and Poet: Paul Nabor". Belize – The Exile's Song. PBS Frontline. January 2004. Archived from the original on 23 January 2004. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Cayetano, Isani (October 23, 2014). "Paranda King Paul Nabor Passes". News 5 (Great Belize Television). Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Belizean Parandero Receives Award As Hondurans Get Garifuna Soul". Stonetree Records. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Andy Palacio: Watina (2007) at Bordeaux Salsa.
  5. ^ Ali, Marion (1 November 2014). "Paul Nabor laid to rest at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Punta Gorda". The Reporter. Retrieved 2 November 2014.