Drumming Lessons

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Our drumming lessons can be booked one-to-one, or as part of a small or large group.  Each participant gets their own drum to play on, and our instructor Ray will make sure that everybody is having fun!

The lesson will begin with Ray giving a brief background to Garifuna culture and drumming, and show you how to hold and strike your large bass “Segunda” drum.  He will show you a basic rhythm (everyone starts with Paranda!), and when you can hold a beat, he will play alongside you on the smaller, faster and higher-pitched Primero drum.  He will also sing a traditional Garifuna song while you play.  Moving along at a comfortable pace, he will then introduce you to other traditional rhythms, including Punta, Chumba, Hungu-Hungu, Jonkunu and Gunjei.

Drumming lessons start at $25Bz for a one-to-one lesson, with discounts for larger groups.

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