The Belize Garifuna Song Competition is a Battle of the Drums cultural retrieval and preservation initiative. Its main objectives are:
To encourage Garifuna musicians to continue produce songs in all genres of Garifuna music, thereby contributing to the library of Garifuna music across many genres;
To motivate musicians to produced quality Garifuna music that will be of world music standards;
To provide a forum that will allow musicians to showcase their Garifuna music and possibly jump-start their career;
To assist musicians in acquiring some of the skills and equipment and connecting with professionals in the music industry who will assist in propelling them to the pinnacle of world-class music production;
To contribute to cultural tourism by attracting international musical enthusiasts to a competition and related events where music of world-class category is being promoted.