Authentic Garifuna Drumming Lesson

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Cultural | Educational, Inland
Departs From
Punta Gorda
Intensity Level
Easy
$
15
/ Person
$
15
/ Hour
Trusted Provider
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Warasa G
Location Information
Departure:
Warasa Garifuna Drum School
About Listing
Features:
Music | Traditions
Description

Join one of the McDonald's family expert drummers and teachers for an authentic Garifuna drumming lesson under our beautiful thatch palapa on the edge of Punta Gorda town. Your teacher will give you unique insight into the history and background of this UNESCO recognized culture and music. He will then teach you the Paranda, one of the most well-known Garifuna beats, as popularised by the legendary Paul Nabor and Aurelio Martinez. He will then move onto the other popular beats in traditional Garifuna music, such as punta, chumba, hungu-hunga and gunjei, moving along at a pace that suits you. Your instructor will also sing the songs that accompany each traditional rhythm, allowing you to hear the enchanting melody and lyrics of songs handed down through the generations.

The McDonald family have all been playing drums and singing since they were young children and grew up performing with the family group, Umalali. They have also played along with Paul Nabor, Aurelio Martinez, Andy Palacio, and more modern Belizean bands including Sweet Pain and Griga Boyz. 

 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Handicapped
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
16 people
Minimum:
1 person
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Description
Person
Hour
$
15
1 HOUR
Itinerary
Activity
Duration
DRUMMING LESSON1 HOUR
Activities
Drumming, Learning
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
No
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily9:30 AM1 HOUR
Daily, until Dec 31, 201911:00 AM1 HOUR
Provider
Experience authentic, interactive lessons in traditional Garifuna drumming, dancing, drum-making and more at Warasa Garifuna Drum School. Visit us in the peaceful coastal town of Punta ... moreGorda. 

Learn about the rich history and culture of the Garifuna while learning the different traditional drumbeats and dances that influence music throughout Belize and Central America. 

Enjoy our spacious traditional thatch drum school in the heart of the Garifuna community. Surround yourself with lush vegetation, see parakeets flocking around, hear sounds of howler monkeys nearby. 

All just a 20-minute walk, 10-minute bike ride or quick taxi ride away.
We share the Garifuna culture with locals and visitors which helps to preserve the culture for generations to come. We welcome guests of all ages and backgrounds. Don’t worry if you’ve never done any kind of drumming before or if you think you can’t dance. We welcome those with no rhythm, two left hands, two left feet, and of course those who consider themselves professionals.
Read about us in Lonely Planet, Moon Belize and most other reputable guidebooks. Also check our TripAdvisor reviews, Facebook reviews and Google+ reviews.
Tagline:
Drumming, dancing, drum-making and more
Account Type:
Company
Languages:
Creole, English, Garifuna
Destinations
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Moderate
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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