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#392869 11/16/10 09:03 AM
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As we told your earlier in the newscast - fans flocking to the battle of the drums were delyed on the southern highway as the drug plane covered the road.

But they got through all right and the show went on�.

It is an annual Garifuna drumming competition that allows groups to compete and display their drumming mastery in five different categories of Garifuna drumming.

Eight groups took part in this the fifth year from: Barranco; Sceine Bight; George Town; Dangriga; Punta Gorda; Hopkins; Livingston, Guatemala; and Bahamar Honduras.

This year's winners are:

1st Place- 'Lilagula Barangu' from Baranco who are also the back to Back Champions. they received $1,500 and a trophy worth $500 donated by BTB.

The 2nd Place finishers hailed from Sciene Bight who received $1000 and a plaque donated by Min. Peter Eden Martinez

While 3rd Place went to the group from Hopkins who received $500 donated by the CAFA foundation

We close and leave you with highlights of the event

Channel 7

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Battle of the Marching Bands play in Punta Gorda

As we told you earlier, the flow of traffic was interrupted on the southern highway due to Saturday's drug bust. Many participants in the Battle of the Drums competition and show were held up on the highway. They eventually did get to the annual Garifuna drumming competition in Punta Gorda where they tested drumming skills in five categories. Eight groups competed from Barranco, Seine Bight, Georgetown, Dangriga, Punta Gorda, Hopkins and from Guatemala and Honduras. Here's a look at the groups that competed in Garifuna drumming.

{Highlights of the performances�}

The first place winners were from Barranco, second from Seine Bight and third prize went to Hopkins.

Channel 5

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Designed to test the participants' ability to translate different words, phrases and proverbs from English to Garifuna and as part of its Garifuna Cultural Retrieval Initiative, the Battle of the Drums Secretariat of Punta Gorda held its third translation contest yesterday. 13 students participated in this year's contest from schools including St. Peter Claver, Bethel 7th Day Adventist, Punta Gorda Methodist, Benedict RC, and Barranco's St. Joseph RC Schools. After two hours of intense competition Germina Cabelleros from St. Peter Claver captured first place, Kiari Mejia of Punta Gorda Methodist School took second place while Mike Ramirez of St. Joseph RC was third. Winners took home credit union savings accounts ranging from two hundred to a hundred dollars. In related news, the Battle of the Drums Secretariat donated a pair of Garifuna Drums to St. Benedict RC School today to assist them in starting their Garifuna drumming and singing lessons as part of the Drumming in Schools program. Through the program, students' drumming and singing talent, ability and skill is enhanced and supported.


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