After the sudden demise of Andy Palacio, figurehead of Belizean Garifuna music, 'Umalali, The Garifuna Women's Project', which was still recorded under his direction, should be considered a posthumous tribute. That was not the original idea behind 'Umalali' though; with this album Palacio wanted to focus on the female voices in Garifuna culture, hence the album's subtitle 'The Garifuna Women’s Project'. Those who liked Andy's last album, 'Watina', will certainly appreciate 'Umalali' as well.