May 14 to 19, 2018, Belize City Civic Center

The Office of the Music Ambassador in collaboration with the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) through the Institute of Creative Arts will be hosting the 3rd Annual Music Week 2018 from 14 to 19 May, 2018.  The goal of Music Week is to focus on the important role music plays in the social and economic framework of Belize’s development.
Furthermore, the movement towards using digital music platforms and products has created an additional barrier for musicians in the Belizean music industry to achieve meaningful levels of success. It is with these thoughts in mind that this year’s Music Week will focus on exploring the untapped potential available through the digitization of Belizean music as the investment potential to transform the regional music industry – a change that could create a path to sustainable economic growth and competitiveness.  The Office of the Music Ambassador and NICH will launch Music Week Activities at the Belize City Civic Center.  This year's Music Week hosts will be DJ Dalla and Miss Belize Rebecca Rath.  Throughout the week 20 of the biggest and best of Belize's DJ's will be representing our DJ Industry with Special Guest DJ from New York's Hot 97 FM, Megan Ryte .
  • 14 & 15 May (Monday & Tuesday): Music consultations on Music Business in the digital era, digital retail and digital marketing.
  • 16 May (Wednesday): Music in School Rally for high school and junior high students to promote music as a part of the education curriculum. This concert will feature notable Belizean artists such as Ernestine Carballo, Cocono Bwai, TY, Dajah and the National Youth Orchestra of Belize.
  • 17 May (Thursday): Digicell Mega Stage highlighting our musicians who perform our native music such as Supa G, Ernestine Carballo, Coconu Bwai, C Wills, Aziatic and 20 of the Biggest artists.
  • 18 May (Friday): Belikin Mega Stage highlighting our musicians from the Dancehall and Reggae genre with performances by TY, Dajah, TR Shine, Ras Indio, Denise Castillo and 20 of our biggest artists.
  • 19 May (Saturday): The Fareed Ahmad Mega Stage highlighting our Musicians from the Hip Hop and R&B genre with 20 of the biggest artists including King Kosa, Big Bang, Bre Z, Marlyn Vansen and featuring headliner international multimillion selling Grammy nominated recording artist Desiigner.
We look forward to your attendance at these sessions.  The Office of the Music Ambassador also takes this opportunity to thank you in advance for your participation and wish you and your organization continued success.

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The Office of the Music Ambassador is hosting the 3rd Annual Music Week on May 17th, 18th &19th. Our Belize Now team found out more about the upcoming event. Here’s more..

Making Music Week Matter

It's the third annual music week - a big event for Belizean musicians - where they discuss the future of the industry, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

But, it's more than just talk - there has to be music in a week by the same name! And that's why an all-star line up of superstar performances is part of the activities. This afternoon music ambassador Shyne Barrow told the media what people can expect.

Shyne Barrow, Music Ambassador of Belize
"We have 60 of the biggest and best artists. 20 of the biggest and best DJs from all around the country. We started On Monday and yesterday with music business conferences where we were discussing the digitalization of the music industry with brilliant minds such as Kenmore Simpson, Big Bang and other music executives."

"There are twenty artists every night, twenty of the biggest DJs every night, twenty of the biggest DJs. Mr Flava, Tag International, Frisco, Dj Dalla, Evolution Sound, Odeyssy, DJ Wicked Vibz from San Ignacio."

"It is really just the biggest and the best all on music week for three days. I don't think you will find a bigger line up of Belizean musicians like this anywhere this year."

The performances will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. It will begin at 7:00 and General, VIP, and Ultra VIP tickets are available for purchase.

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