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Archive for October, 2014

On the Verge

On the Verge……….of Something Great!! Written by: Melissa G Zuniga Photos by: L.C.G Photography & Poconobwy Productions The Belizean sound, as it pertains to music, is yet to be defined. Since we are a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, technology-driven country bordering both the Caribbean and Central American region, this should come as no surprise. Belizean musicians gather inspiration from one or more of these sources and are constantly modifying and merging various sounds to create new interpretations of classic beats and modern fusion of different cultures. Take hip-hop music, stir it up with Reggae, mix in heavy metal music, and add a dash of Belizean flair. The result: a wondrously resonant assault of the auditory senses and one of the newer musical groups on the scene, Verge of Umbra. Long time musicians and friends agreed to come together to form this group and fuse this eclectic mix of different genres. The group consists of: drummer, Faith Madubuko; bass, Lowell Gillett; guitar, Andres Pineda; and vocalists, Jermaine ‘Jenko’ Jenkins and Kernelle ‘Nello Player’ Parks. This group has done numerous performances over the last few years including: Metal Mayhem, Nouveau Fashion Show, 2014 Belize Film Festival, Hurricane Richard Benefit Concert and Belikin Fest. Currently working on their debut album, the group has already released a video for their first song “All the Way Down” and will be producing two additional videos for their songs “Chaos” and “The Meditation”. The video for “The Meditation” was shot just last weekend and it was encouraging to see the support from fans and friends who turned up in rock/metal and reggae themed outfits enjoying the mood and positivity of the video shoot. The future of this group should be closely watched, as they are not only breaking new ground in the local music arena, but also because they are respected performers and instrumentalists and have the ability to lead and inspire the next generation of musicians to venture into unchartered waters and appeal to and even wider audience. For more information about Verge of Umbra: Phone: 501 629 8506 Email: vergeofumbra@gmail.com Website: http://vergeofumbra.com Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/VergeOfUmbra

On the Verge

On the Verge……….of Something Great!! Written by: Melissa G Zuniga Photos by: L.C.G Photography & Poconobwy Productions The Belizean sound, as it pertains to music, is yet to be defined. Since we are a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, technology-driven country bordering both the Caribbean and Central American region, this should come as no surprise. Belizean musicians gather inspiration from one or more of these sources and are constantly modifying and merging various sounds to create new interpretations of classic beats and modern fusion of different cultures. Take hip-hop music, stir it up with Reggae, mix in heavy metal music, and add a dash of Belizean flair. The result: a wondrously resonant assault of the auditory senses and one of the newer musical groups on the scene, Verge of Umbra. Long time musicians and friends agreed to come together to form this group and fuse this eclectic mix of different genres. The group consists of: drummer, Faith Madubuko; bass, Lowell Gillett; guitar, Andres Pineda; and vocalists, Jermaine ‘Jenko’ Jenkins and Kernelle ‘Nello Player’ Parks. This group has done numerous performances over the last few years including: Metal Mayhem, Nouveau Fashion Show, 2014 Belize Film Festival, Hurricane Richard Benefit Concert and Belikin Fest. Currently working on their debut album, the group has already released a video for their first song “All the Way Down” and will be producing two additional videos for their songs “Chaos” and “The Meditation”. The video for “The Meditation” was shot just last weekend and it was encouraging to see the support from fans and friends who turned up in rock/metal and reggae themed outfits enjoying the mood and positivity of the video shoot. The future of this group should be closely watched, as they are not only breaking new ground in the local music arena, but also because they are respected performers and instrumentalists and have the ability to lead and inspire the next generation of musicians to venture into unchartered waters and appeal to and even wider audience. For more information about Verge of Umbra: Phone: 501 629 8506 Email: vergeofumbra@gmail.com Website: http://vergeofumbra.com Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/VergeOfUmbra