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May 16, 2018

Music Ambassador Kicks off Music Week

Music Week kicked off on Monday and continues through to the end of the week. As a part of celebrating and empowering Belizean artists, the week features a combination of artist development workshops, public and private sector forums, as well as a string of music shows. Today, Music Ambassador Shyne Barrow shared the significance of staging the third annual Music Week. 

 

Shyne Barrow

Shyne Barrow, Music Ambassador

“Music, I believe, is undervalued and the artists are often times over-looked. Yesterday, at the end of the music business conferences was a dialogue between the Chamber of Commerce, the Belize Coalition Service Providers and the musicians because musicians are business men and women.  Belizean musicians are service providers and I think for too long they have been looked at as just musicians, but no they are entrepreneurs and business enterprises. The hope is that ten years from now Belize will be on par with Jamaica and Trinidad. Nothing started where it is. The Americans didn’t start where they are now. The UK people didn’t start now where they are in the music industry; Trinidad, Jamaica, etc. We are exactly where we should be and we are headed to exactly where I dream we would get. But this takes constant effort. You have to sustain the vision. So, year in and year out I will be here even if I am not the Ambassador of Music. I will continue to do Music Week, next year it will be Music Month and I will be having events all over the country with this being the ultimate event. It really is about empowering the musicians, educating them, but marketing them and promoting them as the superstars that they are.”

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