Caribbean Export in collaboration with the European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank is conducting a survey on the Region’s private sector to gain a greater understanding of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on their businesses and their needs for support during this period.
In order to maximize the reach of this survey, we kindly ask that you share the link to the survey with your mailing lists and via your communication channels.
As you are aware the country is experiencing a complete lock down to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As a result, musicians and entertainers throughout the country are experiencing a sudden and massive financial fallout because of cancellations due to Covid-19. In an effort to assist these freelance musicians and cultural workers, the Belize Music Agency and its partners will be hosting “The Belize Virtual Music Festival.”
The concert will be produced from the living rooms of artists from all over the country along with video interviews from various health professionals and workers from relevant government institutions. The entire production will practice social distancing, through remote production and internet access. The Live broadcast will feature ads, messages from the Ministry of Health, and emphasize on the call to everyone to find solutions to protect themselves in this crisis.
Most important the production will enable the public to contribute to individual artists via an online tip basket www.tips.bz . We are requesting the assistance of anyone who would like to participate in this initiative. Please feel free to share this with friends, family, and associates. If successful, we hope to have another concert featuring other Belizean musicians in an effort to provide assistance to help them during this difficult time. If you would like to assist please call us at tel: 632-3224 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The show will be streaming on Facebook on Friday, May 1, 2020, at 8:00 pm Belize time. Please tune in to experience a line-up of some of Belize’s best, all doing original songs, a unique mix of old favorites and the new.