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Band on bikes come to Belize

Posted: Friday, March 9, 2018. 5: 55 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The World Village Riders pedaled their bicycles across the border from Chetumal, Mexico to Corozal Belize, two months ago.

The riders have covered hundreds of miles and they are performing at various locations countrywide.

The riders will be featured in this weekend’s Jazz/ Blues Infusion Fest.

The riders, Jesse Louis,  Gabriela Valtierra, and Thomas “Shredlocks” Martin will be special guests at the festival.

They will be joined by Aldo Pineda and Lloyd Augustine.

The riders will be participating in the bicycle powered tour of Belize presenting a documentary entitled “Aldea Mundial”.

The documentary will feature the riders in the countries of Belize, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico and Colombia.

Former biker, Mike Wagner is the creator of the documentary.

Screenings of the short film will be done in the countries.

The band on bikes is travelling with their camping equipment, a pedal powered amp with a 15″ speaker, a mini projector and portable screen, a bass, three guitars, two microphones and all the cords and in betweens needed to present fully bike powered concerts and premier screenings of “Aldea Mundial”… on just three bikes!

The songs of the band are a fusion of heartfelt original world music with a positive message, sung in English, Spanish, Sanskrit, and Hebrew.

Their music is inspired by reggae, funk, folk, and blues mixed in with a twist of adapted sacred mantra; their presentation is an offering of love intended to cast a shining light upon these shadowy times.

 Jesse Louis & The World Village Riders will be presenting a condensed live set followed by a pedal powered screening of “Aldea Mundial” this Friday 8 pm at the Lazy Lizard  in Caye Caulker.

 You can catch their full set of live music on Saturday, March 10, at 4:00 pm.

Renowned painter Walter Castillo will be at Lazy Lizard in Caye Caulker participating at the Infusion music  festival.

Original paintings and live painting during the event will be done on Saturday, March 10.

The idea arose when a group of traveling musicians, Jessie and village riders visited his studio and gave him some music to listen.

Castillo enjoyed them and agreed to come over to paint while they play on stage.

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