Get an in-depth insight into Garifuna culture on a 3.5-hour tour in Punta Gorda, and learn about the their drumming and dancing traditions. Learn how to make and play the beautiful drums at a hands-on workshop, and enjoy a group performance and meal.
What to Expect
Explore the Garifuna culture and traditions on a half-day tour in Punta Gorda, with the option to stay for a traditional lunch or dinner.
During the 3.5-hour tour at the Warasa Garifuna Drum School in Punta Gorda, you will learn to beat the Garifuna drum while your friendly instructor Ray sings and plays alongside you. As you learn the beats, he will explain the history behind the rhythms and songs.
Then learn how the beautiful drums are made at a hands-on workshop. You will discover how to chisel out the solid log, and plane and sand the outside, before fixing the deerskin with natural jungle vines.
After your workshop, it’s time to relax during a traditional group performance by the Garifuna family group. They will even throw in a little dance lesson at the end! Sit back down to enjoy the group play as you tuck into a traditional Garifuna meal.
- All equipment for the lessons
- Lunch or dinner with a non-alcoholic drink
- On-site bathrooms
What's Not Included
- Transportation to and from the center of town
Know Before You Go
• Please dress suitably. Don't wear your best clothes as they will get dusty during your drum-making lesson!