About Us

RETRIEVAL and PRESERVATION of the Garifuna Culture. Teaching the HISTORY to secure our FUTURE

The Battle of the Drums Initiative was conceptualized in October 2006. Its main objective is to revive and promote various aspects of the Garifuna culture. Garifuna drumming, singing, dance, and food are just some of the key areas of focus in helping to keep the culture alive. In 2012, the Initiative was consolidated under a non-profit company named, Battle of the Drums. The initiative’s major focus has evolved into the promotion of Garifuna Cultural preservation as well as Cultural tourism. Battle of Drums has now become synonymous with the Garifuna Culture and has continued to promote everything GARIFUNA!

“Mintu Weyama badia”

Pumpkin does not bear watermelon

What we put in is what we get out. We need to bring back our culture's traditional values to pass them on to our children and children's children.

Give a Donation

A Donation to the Battle of the Drums will help to ensure that the Garifuna Retrieval Program keeps going.

Join the Youth Arm

The Battle of the Drums Youth Arm is a group of youth volunteers that help with Garifuna Programs, Events, and Activities.

Give a Scholarship

Help to support the future by giving youths the opportunity to obtain higher education.

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All revenue from the Battle of the Drums goes to support Program activities and events.