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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018. 10:00 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:  The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) along with the Museum of Belize through the Benque House of Culture today announced that the Hijos Del West Marimba Group will be attending the Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival (YICFFF) in Taiwan.

The  YICFFF is an artistic festival that takes place every year during the summer vacation.

The Hijos Del West Marimba Group left Belize today en route to Taiwan and the participants are Ian Yacab ,23, Christian Archila,20, Emil Hernandez, 17, Luis Quiroz,14, and Leandro Pacheco, 9.

The group will be in Taiwan for almost a month and will return to Belize on August 23, 2018.

This year, the festival will be held at the Dongshan River Water Park in Yilan County, Taiwan, and Belize will be the only country representing Central America and the Caribbean.

Hijos Del West Marimba Group expressed gratitude to all their sponsors: the people of Benque Viejo del Carmen, The Special Envoy for Women and Children, BRC Printing, Carlos Perrote, The Border Management Agency, The Benque Viejo Town Council, Cubola Productions, and Leslie’s Imports.

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