Belize trip 2005: Garifuna drumming in Dangriga

On our last night in Belize, we were taken to a community centre in Dangriga. A group of Garifuna drummers played and sang, and we danced the punta, the mata merde, and other dances. We had fun, and the locals were entertained.

Drummers The drummers and local kids dancing.
Pat Pat dancing the mata muerte. The stick she's holding represents her machete; the stick on the ground is a body she has found
Amanda Amanda.
Linda Linda.
Monique Monique.

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