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Belizean born actor Arlen Escarpeta plays the role of Bobby Brown

Arlen Escarpeta was born on April 9, 1981 in Belize, Central America as Arlen Alexander Escarpeta. He is known for his work on Final Destination 5 (2011), Into the Storm (2014) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). He has played many different roles in his acting career, but Arlen Escarpeta’s next gig may prove to be his most challenging yet. The veteran star Angela Bassett, who appeared alongside Whitney in the 1995 comedy drama Waiting to Exhale, will be making her directorial debut in the all-new Lifetime Original Movie, Whitney, premiering Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.

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

Pan Yaad 2014 It’s All About the Pans…….Steel Pans!

Steel pans have been credited as the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century. The first steel pans were created in Trinidad and Tobago, by recycling old 55 gallon drums. They carry a distinct sound and today, they are played and listened to worldwide. True to Belize’s multicultural background and Caribbean influences, the steel pans have found a home here as well. Since 2009, the Pan Yaad Concert has become a highly anticipated event and one of the highlights of Belize’s September Celebrations. This year’s concert featured 3 groups: the veterans, Pantempters Steel Orchestra; Belmopan City’s Panerrifix Steelband; and the newcomer, Pandemonium Steel Band. It was a night of pure bliss and each group brought something unique to the show and kept the crowd on their feet. Pandemonium Steel Band is the result of the collaborative effort of NICH, Restore Belize, and UNICEF and its goal is to increase the number of Belizean, at-risk youth playing music and to provide a positive outlet for them. Pandemonium wowed the crowd with their arrangements which included: an evolution of dancehall music, a Belizean medley and a Nigerian-Caribbean mix. It was the culmination of months of hard work and a wonderful manifestation of what can be achieved when one is given a fair chance to accomplish something. Both the Pantempters Steel Orchestra and the Panerrifix Steelband have junior sections. They range in ages from 5-13 and captivated the audience with their vigor and love of music. Great things can be expected from these young musicians. Panerrifix Steelband, from Our Lady of Guadalupe RC School in Belmopan, is no stranger to the steel pan scene and took the stage and performed a series of modern tunes, Belizean pieces and a Caribbean fusion. With support from their Belmopan fans and Senior Steppers, they engaged the audience and kept the crowd moving. The Pantempters Steel Orchestra started in 1992 at the University College of Belize and has now evolved into the largest steel band in Belize. Each year this group enthralls their audience with not only their music, but their costumes and stage presence. This year, their playlist featured Samba, Soca, Belizean, and Nigerian pieces. Their high energy performance sustained the energy from the previous groups and had the audience shaking and swaying. The second segment of the concert featured combined performances from the various groups and encouraged the spirit of working together and music being a force of unity. Everyone should have the pleasure of experiencing a Pan Yaad concert. It is a most wonderful experience: the reverberating sound of the pans, the gleeful faces of the pannists and the festive atmosphere from the crowd are just a few of the sights and sounds you will encounter!

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