But The songs which aren't heard very much is in Belize. What makes Belize popular is one group called "The Garifuna Collective's". They travel around the world to keep Belize culture alive. With its high culture and music, Belize continues its tradition to keep Belize well known. Kriol, Mestizo, Garifuna and Maya are a mix ethnic group and music of Belize. Since the 17th century British colonizers arrived in the area after decades of Maya's habitates.
Here's a brief history of Belize music today:
Punta is performed around holidays and at parties, and other social events. Punta lyrics are usually composed by the women. Chumba and hunguhungu are circular dances in a three beat rhythm, which are often combined with punta. There are other songs typical to each gender, women having eremwu eu and abaimajani, rhythmic a cappella songs, and laremuna wadaguman, men's work songs. One great showcase of Garifuna songs is Andy Palacio.
Drums play an important role in Garifuna music. These drums are typically made of hollowed-out hardwood such as mahogany or mayflower, with the skins coming from the peccary (wild bush pig), deer, or sheep. Also used in combination with the drums are the sisera.
The "boom and chime groups" use bass guitar, electric guitar and congas, for example. Popular brukdown groups include The Tigers, The Mahogany Chips, Mimi Female Duet and Brad Pattico. Brukdown remains a rural, rarely recorded genre.