Friday, January 15, 2016

Garifuna Scenes from Punta Gorda

On our tour of Roatan the last Sunday we were on the island, we visited the Garifuna town of Punta Gorda to watch the Sunday afternoon drumming and dancing, a style called punta.  Along the way, I snapped some photos of the scenes around me.

The Garifunas (click this link to find out more) were brought to the Caribbean as slaves and escaped to the neighboring areas of Honduras nd Belize from St. Vincent in the mid-nineteenth century.  Garifunas are unique because they've been able to maintain so much of their culture, including language and religion in addition to their unique music and dancing style. 











Here's a short video of the music and dancing we came to see.
 
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2 comments:

Lynda & Lawrie said...

Great pics as always, Beck. Cheers L&L

Life's a Beach! said...

Thanks Lynda! Now planning our next visit to Isla. Looking forward to seeing you and the fur kids again!