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Drumming and lunch, a great combo

We had a fantastic experience with Jill and Emmett. We picked vegies from their garden, helped... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2015
Outdoor dinner buffet with drumming entertainment!

Great show and inspiring message for the people of Belize regarding gun control...more than an... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2015
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At its new location in Punta Gorda, The Maroon Creole Drum School offers classes in Creole and West African drumming, drum making workshops and culture presentations as well as fire hearth cooking classes with traditional recipes. Handmade crafts...more
Joe Taylor Creek, Punta Gorda Central America, Belize
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Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a fantastic experience with Jill and Emmett. We picked vegies from their garden, helped prepare lunch on the hearthfire stove and then learned to drum. Meantime Jill and Emmett taught us about Belize and Creole culture.They couldn't have been more friendly, warm ,and...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great show and inspiring message for the people of Belize regarding gun control...more than an anti-gun compaign. It has a deep message to the people who have been touched by needless gun violence. The show inspired me to clap (sing) and truly feel relaxed. Thank...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Bethany T
Reviewed March 2, 2015

I attended a Black Pot Friday at the Maroon Creole Drum School. The event includes culture food and music in a beautiful setting. Many people attended the event under the thatch roof of the drum school. First off was the signature cocktail a Pineapple Cilantro...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were travelling with a performer who was going to be backed by Emmett and some of his young drummers during her performance. A few nights before the performance, we went to Jill and Emmett's for a fire hearth dinner and some drumming. Jill and...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank LeeMike
Reviewed July 10, 2014

The drum lesson was easy to follow and a great way to learn about the Creole and West African culture. Emmeth, the teacher, spoke about each drum's origin and their uses in ceremonies and celebrations. Jill's food was phenomenal and like nothing I had ever...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Berkeley B
Reviewed July 1, 2014

I recently traveled in Belize with a group of college students from Minnesota and we spent an evening on Emmeth and Jill's farm eating traditional Creole food and drumming lesson with Emmeth. It was just incredible! After Emmeth showed us around the property and demonstrated...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank Kate C
Reviewed June 25, 2014

The drum lessons and cultural sharing in food and tradition wass amazing! I would highly recommmend this to everyone who wants to experience the culture and way of life in Belize.

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank Brad G
Reviewed June 25, 2014

I've had the opportunity to visit several times and would strongly encourage anyone interested in authentic and passionate Creole drumming, food and culture to make this a destination! Emmeth Young is exceptional and the joy for his work shines brightly through his amazing music. Jill...More

Date of experience: January 2014
3  Thank peermanc
Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

If you are in the Punta Gorda area be sure to check out Emmeth Young and his school, Emmeth is a skilled and knowledgeable drummer with many rhythms to share, you can even make your own djembe! It's fun fun fun and a wonderful cultural...More

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank misssjnb
Reviewed January 22, 2014

We combined a demonstration of Creole cooking with an evening drum lesson and enjoyed this experience whole-heartedly. Jill Burgess took us through the process of making a traditional Creole meal, from digging the cassava and picking the coconut, through all the steps of preparation. The...More

Date of experience: January 2014
1  Thank Katya008
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