Sunday, April 14, 2024

San Pedro Cultural Committee to host massive fundraiser and Full Moon Concert


The San Pedro Cultural Committee (SPCC) is hosting a massive fundraiser on Saturday May 5th that will end with the first ever Full Moon Concert. The all-day event has a dual purpose to raise much needed money for three dance groups on Ambergris Caye and to showcase local talents from the island. It is scheduled to start at 10AM and will run up to midnight at the Central Park in San Pedro.

According to the SPCC, Little Dynamic Stars, San Pedro Dance Academy (Company) and Barbara’s Dance Group are facing financial problems in meeting their bills in order to continue as dance groups. After sitting down with the groups, the SPCC explored the possibilities of engaging the community in assisting the three groups to raise monies that will offset their mounting expenses. As a result, a full day event has been planned that will include performances by live local bands, dance presentations by all of the dance groups at different intervals during the course of the day and a massive food sale. The event will be televised live on local television and will be transmitted via Reef Radio. During the event, which will cater to the entire family, business establishments and the general public will be able to make pledges on air via phone lines that will be available on the day of the event.

The SPCC expressed that all three dance groups play an important role in the cultural aspect of San Pedro. “These dance groups give unselfishly of their talent to support community activities whenever they are called upon. One of the groups, The San Pedro Dance Company, has performed internationally representing the island and country well. It is because of their unselfish contribution that our Belize culture has been kept alive on the island,” said the SPCC Chairman Guillermo “Mito” Paz. He added that, “now that the groups face serious financial constrains, it is time that the island gives back to these groups by supporting this family event.

The event will eventually lead into the first ever full moon concert on the beach next to the Central Park. At the full moon concert, those in attendance will be able to listen to Reggae and Dance Hall presentations by local musicians and at the same time enjoy the breathtaking views of the full moon. The event, which will be free of charge, will run up until midnight on Saturday. According to the SPCC, the full moon concert is just one of many activities that are being planned along with the San Pedro House of Culture through the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH). All funds raised during the event will be divided among the three dance groups.

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