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Fantastic!

Emmeth was great with my little boy, let him try a lot of different drums and taught him some nice... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2019
24katya
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Fisterra, Spain
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We booked a Foodie experience: Creole Fire-Hearth and Drumming" to learn about how locals are... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
AdrenalineAK
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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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 welcoming. This is a must do if you are in Punta Gorda!

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 you to the whole crew who put all the working part in place for the guests!

Reservations needed and it is in the outback so a little tolerance for nature needed...and a touch of bug-spray.

Date of experience: March 2015
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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 Mojito which was a refreshing treat in the heat. Then came the buffet, an incredible line up of fire hearth cooked goodness. It included a boil up with cassava, plantain and yampi with roasted tomato sauce, yellow ginger rice, brown rice with chickpea and coconut milk, black pot stewed chicken, fish roasted in cowfoot leaf, Jill's award winning tamale casserole with vegan chocolate chile, corn bread, jalapeño corn bread and Creole bread. Emmeth Young led the drumming with Craig Myers and Gilroy Welch and accompanied by Bilal Sunni-Ali on saxophone. All the while, Suziki Momoharu was painting the colors of sound.
The Buffet and music all for $20 BZD, cocktails, beer and dessert extra. A wonderful culture event. Watch for the next Black Pot Friday and inquire or make your reservations by contacting the Driftwood Cafe in Punta Gorda.

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 the other cooks made us a delicious dinner of king fish, callaloo tamales with annato sauce, blackened okra, pumpkin, rice and a dessert sampler plate with chocolate velvet cake, coconut tart and cassava pudding. The food was cooked over open fire which definitely gave it a characteristic flavour.

We enjoyed the "off grid" setting set back from any main roads. The young drummers were excellent. One of them had only been drumming for two weeks and he was very into what he was doing and a pleasure to watch.

Date of experience: October 2014
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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 had. The best part was all the veggies and plants were collected that night on their farm, so it was local and organic. Couldn't recommend this place anymore! It's a must if you're in the area!!

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Berkeley B
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