This year the International Costa Maya Festival promises to be bigger and better. Two international performers have been booked for audiences to enjoy and the list of performers is growing and top notch artists are being booked. The following are just a few performers who will be taking center stage at this year’s International Costa Maya Festival.
The International Costa Maya Festival is happy to announce that Belizean Performer, Berne Vasquez, will be shaking things up once again at this year’s International Costa Maya Festival. We all remember Bern’s highly energetic and rhythmic performance from Costa Maya Festival 2010 and we all are looking forward to another performance from one of our own.
Corozalsa is a salsa/merengue band that has worked hard for the past two years understanding the intricate rhythms of this genre of Latin music and has now blossomed into a salsa band in Corozal Town. Forming this band has been the life-long dream of Mr. Andy Rosado, who has a passion for Latin music. Corozalsa is the first full fledge salsa band to be formed here in Belize.
His musicians are from all over the country of Belize, who were willing to take on the challenge.
This band is under the watchful eye of their professional conga player, Mr. Mario Antonio Punchard and their lead singer is the talented and charismatic Mr. Harold Nava. They are all excited about representing Latin music here in Belize and are looking forward to “rocking the crowd” at La Costa Maya Festival this 4th of August in San Pedro Town.
The Costa Maya Festival would not be the same if Grupo Crash would not perform. They have become an essential part of the Costa Maya Festival as they have been perfuming year after year with dynamic and energetic performances. Let us all welcome back, Grupo Crash, to The International Costa Maya Festival 2012 and to our Isla Bonita.
Jael Jourianne August
A new face to the International Costa Maya Festival is Jael Jourianne August. Jael will be performing live during pageant night, Thursday, August 2nd.
At the tender age of 4 she enrolled in the Belize National Dance Company which laid the foundation for her as a stage performer. She toured with the Ozzy & Friends Performance Show in 2011 and participated in this year’s National Festival of Arts held by the Institute of Creative Arts. In the summers of 2010 and 2011, she attended the Institute of Creative Arts/NICH Summer Arts Institute Vocal Workshop under the tutelage of Ms. Kellie Cadogan, singer and vocal trainer from Barbados.
This year she is once again in training, attending Vocal Technique classes at Belize School of Music under the guidance of vocalist/classical trainer, Mr. Gavin Courtenay. She is also an aspiring member of the Belize National Youth Choir.
Make sure to be a part of one of the country’s largest festivals – The International Costa Maya Festival 2012 - an event not to be missed. See you there!
Schedule of Events
Saturday, July 28
Noche Tropical at Ramon’s Village
Get the opportunity to see and meet the contestants up close
Thursday, August 2
Miss Costa Maya International Pageant
Hosted by Jennifer Chiong Past Miss Costa Maya 2008 & Eiden Salazar
Jael August – Singer
Corozal Community College Dance Company
Natalie Arceo – Singer
Nu Generation Dance Company
After Party under the Belikin Tent
Friday, August 3
Opening Gala and entertaiment
Opening Ceremonies – Speakers
Flag Presentation by Nu Generation Dance Company
Ballet de Camara de Quintana Roo
Nu Generation Dance Company
The Remaining Band
Kevin Lyttle – International Artist
After Party with Tuff E Nuff Sound
Saturday, August 4
Grupo Crash – Dance Group
Grupo Crash – El Salvador
San Pedro Dance Academy - Belize
Divash Dance Group - Guatemala
Ian Manuel Somosa – Imitator from El Salvador
Corozalsa Band from Corozal
Los Pasteles Verdes – International Artist
After Party to be announced
Sunday, August 5th
Fiesta en La Playa - Party with the DJ’S
Beach Volleyball and Beach Games
Sailing Race (this will be by the sailing school of San Pedro)
(more to be announced)
Belize Tourist Board
Honorable Manuel Heredia
Bowen Group of Companies
San Pedro Town Council
Jose Luis Zapata Photography (Official Photographer)
Milo's Group of Companies
Ramon's Village Resort
Reef Radio and Reef TV
San Pedro Sun
Great Belize Production
San Pedro Belize Express
Belize Border Management
Maya Island Air
Wine de Vine
Atlantic International Bank
Mata Chica Resort
Mr. Randy Bishop
News Exchange Magazine
Cholos Bar & Golf Cart Rental
Seaduced by Belize
Lily's Treasure Chest
Las Terrazas Resort
Blue Tang Inn
Sun Breeze Hotel
Sun Breeze Suites
San Ignacio Hotel
The Villas at Banyan Bay
Exotic Caye Beach Resort
Royal Caribbean Resort
El Fogon Restaurant
Caprice Bar and Grill
El Patio Bar & Grill