Wilfred Peters

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Wilfred Peters
Born (1931-04-15)April 15, 1931
Origin Belize
Died June 9, 2010(2010-06-09) (aged 79)
Occupation(s) Accordionist, bandleader
Instruments Accordion
Associated acts The Boom & Chime Band

Wilfred Peters MBE (April 15, 1931 – June 9, 2010) was a Belizean accordionist and band leader, known as the "King of Brukdown". He toured Europe and North America with his band, the Boom & Chime Band, and was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth in 1997 for his cultural contributions.

A Belizean national icon, Peters was one of the country’s best loved musicians. After over 60 years of playing, he defined Belizean Creole culture through his distinctive Brukdown music style.[citation needed]


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