Authentic Garifuna drumming lessons, dancing, drum making and more in bonnie Belize

The number one location to experience authentic Garifuna drumming, dancing, drum making and more in beautiful Belize!

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Warasa offers authentic and enriching cultural experiences for both local and international visitors. Warasa’s founder has over 30 years’ experience playing drums and over 15 years’ experience of teaching drumming. He is a former drummer, dancer and singer from the Belize National Dance Company and has played internationally.

Discover the profound history and culture of the Garifuna people while mastering the intricate traditional drumbeats and dances that have influenced music throughout Central America. For individuals, small or large groups, we accommodate groups of up to 25 people at a time. The McDonald family have played internationally and used to perform with the famous Paul Nabor. Ronald, our founder, Mario, his father, Ivan, his younger brother and other family and friends work together to provide a warm welcome to Garifuna music and culture.

Savor the spacious ambiance of our traditional thatch drum school nestled in the heart of the Garifuna community of Punta Gorda, Belize. Surround yourself with lush vegetation, observe parakeets and toucans nearby. All of this is just a short trip away.

About us…

Warasa was started by Ronald Raymond McDonald, former drummer, dancing and singer for the Belize National Dance Company. He is from a family of proud Garifuna musicians – both of his parents and many of his aunts and uncles are drummers and/or singers

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We are dedicated to sharing the Garifuna culture with both locals and visitors, contributing to the preservation of our heritage for generations to come. Our warm embrace extends to guests of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you’re a novice to drumming or dance, we welcome all, including those who believe they lack rhythm, possess “two left hands,” or “two left feet,” as well as seasoned percussionists.

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