Music in and around San IgnacioThe clubs and bars of Belize are pretty much ruled by Dance Hall and Raegaton from other countries. That said, you do get some pretty neat stuff if you look in the right places. For instance: the Garifuna have some great music and drumming, there is a local guy named Mr. Pitts that is a street musician down town, a couple of the schools have pretty good bands that compete quite regularly. You'll also find groups like the Gilharry 7 and of course the main record label of Belize Stone Tree Records. In San Ignacio you'll be able to catch some concerts, but most places higher DJs.
The Cayo Music School was founded in 2004 by Catharine DeRenzis. It boasts over 50 students ages 5-18 and preforms country-wide, entertaining the likes of the Rotary Club, La Ruta Maya, September and December celebrations, and numerous other local events.
The founder and director, Catharine DeRenzis, is also a free-lance musician, who plays, with her partner Jason Guerrero, weddings at all the major resorts in Cayo.