!993 Christmas Stamps collections, featuring Peters Boom ans Chime
Belize 1993 Christmas Stamps Issue

The Boom and Chime is depicted on the .25 stamp.  This group of musicians is basically dominated by the Creole element of our society. 

The Creoles are basically a mixture of people from African and European descent.  The Boom and Chime Band is really in its glory during the Christmas holidays. 

The band includes a two-sided bass drum, the jawbone of an ass, guitar, banjo and accordion. 

The Boom and Chime derives its name from the two sounds made by hitting the drum on different sides --- the boom is the bass the chime is the tenor.  
Wilfred Peters
Mr Peters and Lee-Laa Vernon