They Remember Rosita If you don't have any plans for Saturday night, the artist community in Belize wants you to support a concert to raise money to assist one of their own.
As we've reported, Rosita Balthazar, a well-known dancer and teacher who has worked with NICH numerous times, has been diagnosed with cancer, and her colleagues are holding a benefit concert at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday night.
Joseph Stamp Romero, the concert's organizer told us this evening why the public should attend:
Joseph Stamp Romero, Organizer - Benefit Concert
"The message of this concert is that an artist community is that we acre about our own. We care about our country and we care about making a statement. On Saturday at the Bliss at 7pm Belizean artists are going to come together and make a statement saying that we are in support of our own Rosita Balthazar who have been diagnosed with cancer. We have to start taking care of our own people, even as artists and as a wider community, so when we see people coming up performing and giving their best to the audience we can understand that they are there for free for one and also to say that as a wider community in Belize its time that we started to share each other experience."
"We have a wide variety of artists performing; we have Jenko, who is off his concert, we have Nello Player, we have Jackie Castillo, we have Denise Castillo, we have The Remaining, The Belize National Dance Company who Rosita is a part of, we have the New Generation Dance Company. There is a wide range of artists who are actually in support of this concert."
The concert starts at 7 p.m., and general admission is $10.