Belize Music

The Garifuna culture in Belize is very similar to the African culture and this is evident comparing their music. The Garifuna music style relies heavily on call and response patterns. These patterns are less overlapping than many traditional ones found in Africa.

The music of the Garifuna culture at Belize has many styles including: punta, hungu-hungu, combination, wanaragua, abaimahani, matamuerte, laremuna wadaguman, gunjai, charikanari, sambai, charikanari, eremuna egi, paranda, berusu, punta rock, teremuna ligilisi, arumahani, and Mali-amalihani. Punta and Punta rock are the most popular forms of dance music in Garifuna culture.