Wilfred Peters

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Wilfred Peters

Native name
Mr. Peetaz
Also known asBelizean Icon, Kriol Brukdong Music
Born(1931-04-15)April 15, 1931
DiedJune 9, 2010(2010-06-09) (aged 79)
GenresBelize Creole Brukdown Music, Folk Music, Kriol Myoozik
Occupation(s)Musician, Accordionist, Founder of Mr. Peetaz Boom and Chime Band, Belizean Icon - "King of Brukdown (Brukdong) Music in Belize"
InstrumentsAccordion Kriol Musical instruments
Associated actsMr. Peters (Peetaz) Boom & Chime Band

Wilfred Peters (Sr.) MBE (April 15, 1931 – June 9, 2010), better known as Mista Peetaz, was and will always be the King of Brukdown Music (Brukdong Myoozik in Belize Creole) in Belize. He was a pioneer of the music of Belize's Creole (Kriol) people called Brukdown or Brukdong (in Belize Creole), his favourite instrument was the accordion and for that he can also be remembered as a Belizean accordionist. He was also a band leader and toured Europe and North America with his band, the Boom & Chime Band, which is also known as Mista Peetaz Boom and Chime Band. Mr. Peters was also awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth in 1997 for his cultural contributions to the development of music.

Mr. Peters is a Belize National Icon, he was one of the country’s best loved musicians and he will always be remembered. After over 60 years of playing, he defined Belizean Creole culture through his distinctive Brukdown music style.[citation needed]


  • Cayetano at News 5 Live, Isani (June 14, 2010). "Music icon Wilfred Peters laid to rest". Channel5Belize.com. Archived from the original on June 14, 2010. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  • "Wilfred Peters". Belize Music World. Retrieved January 24, 2011.

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