Full Moon concert highlights local talent
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
The glow of the full, beautiful moon inspired the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), the San Pedro House of Culture (SPHC), and the San Pedro AIDS Commission (SPAC) to host a full moon concert on Saturday, May 21st. The event took place at Central Park, where dozens of people viewed the full moon while enjoying free entertainment from four local artists. The concert featured Wil Nuñez, Oscar Aguilar, Natalie Arceo, and Rompe Raja for a night of family fun.
Welcoming guests was Guillermo “Mito” Paz, Director of the SPHC, who was more than enthusiastic about the concert. According to Paz, it’s been three years since the signature event last took place, “We try to promote local artists, and this is one of our signature events. We provide a platform so these artists can showcase their talent and perform to the public,” said Paz.
Vice President of SPAC, David Jenkins, and his committee was productive throughout the night raising funds from their food and drink sales. “The weather is perfect and the concert finally happened after many attempts. On behalf of our AIDS Commission, all proceeds will help our organization to continue to stand up for people living with HIV/AIDS in San Pedro,” said Jenkins.
Atif Randolph, a native of North Carolina, USA, was not shy to mingle with the crowd and enjoy himself. “Not only did this concert grasp my attention, but HIV/AIDS advocacy is an important issue, especially in the US. I was motivated to come out and support the SPAC who help those effected by AIDS. So what better way to do so under the moon, and on the beach, while listening to great music,” said Randolph.
The night was perfectly clear, and people danced and applauded the musical talents of the artists. Overall, the concert was a success and the SPHC is hoping to plan a Full Moon concert each quarter of the year.
On behalf of the AIDS Commission, a big thank you to the following: the Sandbar, Wilbert Magaña, Yadi Baños, Down Town Beer & Liquor House, Holiday Hotel, Belize Chocolate, Casa Picasso, Island Torch Restaurant, Royal Caribbean Sports Bar, Temple Run Tavern and Blu Restaurant. The SPHC and NICH thanks all of the artists, Rompe Raja, and of course, the community for coming out to celebrate local talent under the moon!
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