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‘I truly believe in it:’ Tourism Minister Anthony Mahler backs International Music and Food Festival to succeed

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2023. 4:13 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: After taking over Ambergris Caye last year, the Belize International Music and Food Fest is coming to the big city at the end of July.

The headliners are a star-studded group, including Morgan Heritage, Spice, and Busy Signal. But recently Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations Anthony Mahler reminded that it’s about building Belize’s entertainment industry and the so-called “orange economy:” “…we started with the programs throughout the country, finding Belizean artists who can hold their own on the stage with foreign artists, and that’s what we want to do, create an incubator for our local artists to take it to the next level and that’s why we’re investing in the music studios. So we’ve done one in Belize City and we’ve done one in Orange Walk and we have San Ignacio and Dangriga left for us to do, two more, and we will continue to invest [in] the music festival for it to go totally international.”

And in a summer full of local festivals across the country, the Minister says we should back the national event to succeed as well: “I truly believe in it, I spoke to the Minister of Tourism from St Lucia and they have a Jazz Festival for many years and he said that festival brings in somewhere around five to ten thousand people just to the island for that and so we want to get there, they’ve been around for a long time… But I believe in a few years it will get there, I already hear a lot of people wanting to come home, especially during that period to see the lineup.”

The event takes place at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex on July 29 and 30, bringing in the Emancipation Day holiday.

 

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