Burglars Target Homes In Ranchito Village

Corozal residents and especially home owners are advised to be alert and cautious as there has been ...

Two Men Detained For Armed Robbery At Bakery's Warehouse

Two men are tonight detained at the Orange Walk Police station for questioning in Friday night’s arm...

Two Drivers In Corozal Highway Accident Served With Notices Of Intended Prosecution

Corozal Police has served notices of intended prosecution to two drivers who were involved in a seri...

Belizean Sentenced In The US

Back in May of this year we told you about Rudolph Randolph Meighan, the Belizean national who was c...

Date Set For UDP Convention To Elect New Leader

The United Democratic Party has set Sunday February 9th 2020 as the date for their national conventi...

  • Burglars Target Homes In Ranchito Village

    Wednesday, 14 August 2019 02:04
  • Two Men Detained For Armed Robbery At Bakery's Warehouse

    Wednesday, 14 August 2019 02:07
  • Two Drivers In Corozal Highway Accident Served With Notices Of Intended Prosecution

    Wednesday, 14 August 2019 02:08
  • Belizean Sentenced In The US

    Wednesday, 14 August 2019 02:11
  • Date Set For UDP Convention To Elect New Leader

    Wednesday, 14 August 2019 02:12

Screen_Shot_2019-07-16_at_8.02.26_PMLos Hijos Del West are travelling to the 10th “Festival Nacional de Marimbas Limonal Abangares” in Costa Rica.  This festival is normally an exhibition of Costa Rica’s national bands, however, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary the organizers have invited international marimba groups from Guatemala, Argentina, Mexico and Belize to participate.


The Benque Viejo Del Carmen based marimba group “Los Hijos del West”, through its personal and collective efforts, ensured participation by fundraising to cover their flights, improve on items such as uniforms and instruments and purchased promotional materials for this event.  Some band members who were unable to meet costs were sponsored by other entities. In-kind assistance was provided by the community of Benque Viejo and other agencies.


The group consisting of ten (10) members, ages 10 to 25 years old, traveled to Costa Rica today, Tuesday, July 16 and return on Friday, July 26th, 2019.  They will be on tour in Costa Rica through various provinces promoting Belize and performing with other international groups.  Group leader Ian Yacab says, “This is a wonderful opportunity for the group.  It gives us the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and perform with marimba artists in Costa Rica.”


The Marimba is the national instrument of Costa Rica.  The “Festival Nacional de Marimbas” is a national festival where various marimba groups from all over Costa Rica are invited to perform, amounting to 50 groups that participate in the Festival with an estimated audience of 50,000 persons.

Share this post

This content has been locked. You can no longer post any comment.