Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2014. 10:02 am CST.
Sunday, November 16, 2014. JUAL CAAL Reporting: The Sport Auditorium in Punta Gorda town was pulsating with the sound of Garifuna drumming as the annual Battle of the Drums competition was staged on Saturday night.
Eight groups went head to head in the competition and hundreds of excited spectators watched as the cultural extravaganza unfolded.
Groups from Labuga Guatemala, Seine Bight, Belize City, Dangriga ,Hopkins, Punta Gorda and Honduras battled took to the stage in search of the 2014 Battle of the Drums championship.
And when the last drumbeat echoed through the Sport Auditorium, Ecumenical High School group stood tall, claiming this year’s title of Battle of the Drums champion.
Organizers of the Battle of the Drums competition say they are pleased with the way this year’s event went off.
It is believed that this year was the largest since the event was launched and has definitely met the objective of promoting Garifuna culture.
Congratulations to the 2014 Battle of the Drums champion.
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