Gales Point Christmas Bram

Took a trip to Gales Point Yesterday in the hope of hearing some good drumming and experiencing a traditional Creole Christmas Bram. I was not disappointed. It was a great day filled with the spirit of community. The drumming started at one end (pine ridge) of the village in the early afternoon at this home.

Gales Point,Belize

Then we headed down the road.

Gales Point, Belize

To the next house.

Gales Point, Belize

And out came the fork and coconut grater.

Gales Point, Belize

Followed by the pig tail bucket.

Gales Point, Belize

Followed by the Fanta bottle.

And at each stop the villagers brought out and shared Christmas cake, home made rum popo and rum.

Gales Point, Belize

A few more songs and off to the next house. The crowd got larger and larger.

Gales Point, Belize

Gales Point, Belize

Gales Point, Belize

Finally ending with the sambai as the darkness of the night drew in.

Gales Point. Belize

We left at 7pm and the party was rocking and I can only imagine would go on well into the night. It was a great day and could well become an annual tradition for my family. Will plan for an over night next year.

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One Response

  1. Good one Fiona. I am proud of Gales Point folks for keeping up with tradition. That’s how it used to be in most, if not all Creole villages. Those are ‘the good ole days’ still alive and kicking in Gales Point. Thanks for your dedication Fiona. Great job with keeping the world in touch with beautiful Belize.

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