|XUNANTUNICH: The Concert Event|
|Mon, December 3, 2012|
On Friday, we told you about the plan to close Xunantunich until
after Christmas. This is so that a giant stage and amenities can be
built in the main plaza to accommodate a major international concert.
And we're not talking a few acts flown in from Kingston,
according to UNOFFICIAL reports, organizers are hoping to book major American rock stars such as Neil Young and Sarah Mclachlan
The concert will be held on December 21st. to coincide with the end of the Mayan Calendar and will be transmitted to a global audience. It will also be shown on big screen at four venues in Belize - and there are also plans to stream it on YOUTUBE.
But the two week closure from December 12th to 26th doesn't sit well with the villagers form the nearby Succotz. Many of them make a living off selling their wares in Succotz and say they haven't been consulted.
Director of the Institute of Archaeology, Dr. JaIme Awe says he did hold a meeting in the village on Friday night - but only 20 villagers and no village leaders showed up.
He says the main purpose of the concert is to raise funds for Belize's Archaeological Parks - and the benefits will derive to the villagers, including the erection of a new craft center for the villagers.
Awe also noted that Tikal in Guatemala and Chichen Itza in Mexico are having their own December 21st concerts and those venues will also being closed for a few days to prepare.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
XUNUNANTICH MAYA PYRAMID IS HAVING HUGE - IN BEEG CONCERT FOR END OF MAYA CALENDAR
BEEEEEG MUSICAL CONCERT THE NIGHT OF 21 ST DECEMBER, AT THE HILLTOP MAYAN PYRAMID XUNUNANTICH IN BELIZE
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