The Belize Garifuna Musical Festival will feature performances of various genre of Garifuna Music by local and international renowned artists. The performances will showcase the following music forms: Hungu Hungu, Paranda, Gunjei, Punta, and Punta Rock.
BATTLE OF THE DRUMS 2016 (Commences at 7:30 p.m at TCC compound on Saturday, November 12, 2016): The night commences with the 11th Annual Battle of the Drums Competition and Show. This is a Competition and Show that allows groups to compete and display their musical artistry in playing five (5) different categories of Garifuna […]
The Belize Garifuna Musical Festival takes place immediately after the Battle of the Drums and will continue until 6:00 a.m. on the morning of November 13, 2016. This is the first year that such an event is being organized in Belize. The Belize Garifuna Musical Festival will feature performances of various genre of Garifuna Music […]
Food and Fete Battle of the Drums Food and Fete (8:00 p.m. – 3:a.m.) at Toledo Community College (TCC) compound in Punta Gorda Town: This is the term used to describe the opening night of the Battle of the Drums weekend festivities. It will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 8:00 p.m. to […]
The Belize Educational Fund and Day in the Park Committee (Chicago, IL) made a generous donation to Punta Gorda Methodist School. The donation including financial contribution and an assortment of needed items were handed over to Punta Gorda Methodist School Principal Florence Ramclam and Student Council Representative, Devyne Lopez, by the committee. Business Manager Martha […]
Sometime in the early 1970s, a large vessel, reportedly a Guatemalan gunboat, entered Belize’s waters and beamed its bright powerful spotlight up and down the entire length of Punta Gorda coast as it headed slowly north of the town, then returned south. Allegedly, this was done to intimidate the residents of PG and to […]
We hope you enjoy these photos taken by Cyril Uruwei, publisher of Belize In America. These photos are from our 2015 travel experiences with the Jewel, a.k.a. Belize. You’ll see photos from Orange Walk, Dangriga, Cayo, Placencia, Hopkins, etc. Do enjoy!
Celebrating the Memory of Andy Palacio
Easter Sunday night, April 5th, will be recorded by the Garinagu of Belize and abroad as the tragic night when their dabuyaba, their sacred temple, in Barranco was completely destroyed by fire, allegedly torched by a mentally challenged man from that village. Constructed by the Cayetano family in 1996, this thatched roof, wooden-walled structure was […]
In the world view of the Garinagu, Paul Nabor, Belize’s internationally revered parandero, has entered the community of the departed where he will eventually join the society of the ancestors. Like all those who have gone before him, his death is seen as a rite of passage, a cross-over from the material life to the […]