Emit Young is originally from a little village called Gales Point Manatee, now living in Punta Gorda for the last 3 years. He runs the Maroon Creole Drum School here in Punta Gorda.
The Drum school is basically to preserve the Creole culture and to teach as many people in Belize as possible. This program is called “Drums Not Guns Progressive Youths Movement” Punta Gorda. “Drums not Guns” was founded 4 years ago in Emett’s village. It was founded because many of the youths from his village were going up into the city to join gangs, and when they came back, they came in a coffin.
Drumming lessons with Emett Young in Punta Gorda. Beat a drum and put down the gun!
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