Warasa Garifuna Drum School is the dream of its founder and master drummer and teacher, Ronald Raymond McDonald. Ronald, or Ray, learned drums by watching his family group from childhood.
He is a former drummer, dancer and singer for the Belize National Dance Company. He has performed all over Belize and much of Central America.Ray is passionate about his culture, and for many years his dream was to start a Drum School and teach others about his culture.
With the help of his wife Ruth, Warasa (which means “our culture”), was begun in 2010. The School has grown from borrowed drums and a rented house, to more than 20 of our own drums at our beautiful thatch palapa.