At its new location in Punta Gorda, The Maroon Creole Drum School offers classes in Creole and West African drumming, drum making workshops and culture presentations as well as fire hearth cooking classes with traditional recipes. Handmade crafts and art are on sale too. Under the direction of Emmeth Young, one of Belize's most experienced and versatile drummers, the Maroon Drum School aims to educate, share and preserve the music and traditions of the Creole people of Belize. Emmeth is from the small village of Gales Point Manatee, settled by escape, or maroon, slaves in the late 1700's. The Maroon Creole Drum School's project "Drums Not Guns" directly supports local youth mentor-ship and cultural preservation.