Music week promises explosive live performances

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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017. 2:33 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Accompanying the launch of Music Week yesterday, the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) released the scheduling and line up for a series of live shows to feature Belize’s renowned artists, and new faces entering the music industry.

The first live show kicks off on Thursday night, with the return of the “Open Mic Night” competition, held by the Office of the Music Ambassador, Shyne Barrow. The competition will include performances by Papa John, Don Doe, Blak Berry, Boss Lady, Darnque Reneau , Maryln Vansen and TR Shine. 

The highlight of the evening will be a rap battle between Ds Shooter and Tall Money, where they will compete in a test of lyrical skill for $1,000.

On Friday, the Main Stage event kicks off at 7 p.m. to midnight at the fort George Memorial Park, with performances by 501 Princes, Dajah, Bastic, Fuego, Big Bang, Prophit, Unlimtd, Melonie Gillette, Nello Player, and TY, with the headliners Supa G, and Di X band.

On Saturday night, Main Stage round two wraps up music week with the grand finale performances by Ty, Ernestine, Cucunu Bwai, Melonie Gillett, Prophit, Unlimited, Big Bang, Deja, Bastic, Mavis Usher, Gilharry 7 Band, with headliners Lord Rhaburn and Tanya Carter. 

Music week, now on its second year, is focused on showcasing the quality of Belizean talent, and bringing pertinent issues into the public sphere for discussion. Apart from the performances the week also carries several seminars and stakeholder dialogues between the music industry and the consumers of music. 

The seminars include Public/private sector dialogue and trade conference lead by the ministry of foreign trade, and the Music in schools rally for students, to be held at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex.

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