Back to School Concert

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 16, No. 35            August 31, 2006

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Members of the Keep Your Head Up Project are young positive role models that encourage other youths to do the right thing, stay out of trouble and use the time to express themselves in something they love doing.

The EverBlazin’ crew and New Generation group were all about high energy, individual flavor and stage presence.

New Generation girls burned up the stage during a particularly fun number!


On Sunday, high energy moves and well choreographed steps were the key to a great presentation from the youths of the Back to School concert and dance party bash. Despite the delay, the youths from several groups kicked things off by challenging each other on stage and giving the audience a taste of what to expect.

    Performances for the night included numbers by the South Central Boys who were on fire with their hot steps and dancing to the music of the Dancehall king Sean Paul and others. Then, Fire Links made an appearance on stage and performed his solo act. Other performances from the Ever Blazing and New Generation group brought lots of energy, style and individuality. During the course of the night, Young Soljahs, Punta Boys, Live Jammin’ Girls, Weezie the kid from New York and MC Donnwyt all delighted the crowd with their show stopping steps that took the crowd for a joy ride.

    The purpose of the event was to raise funds for the groups so that they can acquire more equipment, practice space and costumes for stage. The Keep Your Head Up Project is “an independent body of youths and individuals who bring positivity, art, drama, dance, poetry and of course music. These youths work for what they want and get what they desire, we focus on education, and try to bring out messages about HIV/Aids, violence and school,” commented producer, MC Donnwyt. Members of the Keep Your Head Up Project are young positive role models that encourage other youths to do the right thing, stay out of trouble and use the time to express themselves in something they love doing. However, the project needs the assistance of the general public to continue with the good community work they have been striving for. Donnwyt stated, “we need help to jumpstart something positive for us, currently we are working on setting up a booth at Jambel’s Jerk Pit where we will have CDs from our young artists on sale. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.” As part of their continued support for the community, the groups will host cleaning campaigns and much more activities to help around the island.

    The concert and back to school bash proved a little disappointing in terms of attendance, but the youths gave their hundred and ten percent and shined on stage. Keep Your Head Up guys, you all are doing great and we are all proud! The concert was made possible by Jambel’s Jerk Pit, Keep Your Head Up Production, Fido’s, Reef Radio, Habet & Habet, DJ Debbie, and Payless Footwear.



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