My family-myself, husband and our 5 and 7 year old boys-had a wonderful drumming lesson with Ray. He was patient and kind, and the rhythms of the Garifuna people are wonderful.
A wonderful family operation whose heart is in preserving music, songs, and instrument-making of the Garifuna culture. My granddaughter and I opted to attend the drum lesson & performance one week and the drum-making the following week. We were richly rewarded by being able to participate in every instance. The family is warm and welcoming. Our visits were a highlight... More
I had so much fun at the lesson/demonstration that Ray gave at Hickatee Cottages, that I decided to take a private lesson the next day in Punta Gorda. Ray is a very skilled drummer and you will have lots of fun learning about Garifuna drumming.
And not to worry if you haven't, just enjoy Ray's... Ray is a very patient, friendly teacher. He made sure my two friends and I were having fun, and we played all the basic Garifuna rhythms. Once we had it going on, he would riff over the top, and he's an amazing player. The lesson was outside under a tree,... More
Ray is a delightful,and talented drummer. We first met him at Hickatee Cottages for his Wednesday night drumming demonstration, then were treated to another performance with his group and dancers. Both events were fun and interesting and me trying to dance the Punta was something else, too. He is so much fun, but also deadly serious about restoring the Garifuna... More
I enjoyed an evening of Garifuna drumming and instruction provided every Wednesday night at Hickatee Cottages. Ray is a talented drummer and has a knack for sharing basic information about Garifuna drumming so you can enjoy sharing rhythms with him from the start. I didn't attend the school but hope to on a future trip. Recommended!
This group cam e to our resort and played for us! they are truly amazing. Not only amazing music, but great sense of humour and gave us a history lesson about their people and how they arrived in Belize. Ronald was very entertaining!
The drumming and the story of the culture were amazing. The school is headed by a 29 year old who is affectionately named "Ronald McDonald".
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