Local performers wowing crowds at CARIFTA

Basseterre, St. Kitts, Monday, 19th August, 2019, (MyVueNews.com) – Celebrations of the 2019 edition of CARIFTA are continuing in Trinidad with regional artistes highlighting the best of their nation’s culture and heritage.

The St. Kitts and Nevis contingent that is at the festival has been attracting much attention from the media and Trinidadian public.

According to a release from the Government Information Service back here in Basseterre, the delegation on Sunday, 18th August, 2019, the delegation was well represented at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Screening, held at the Trinidad and Tobago’s Southern Academy for the Performing Arts, in San Fernando.

The release said presentations were made by the reigning Senior Calypso Monarch, Ms. Independent, with a composition titled, “Rat-a Tat” – which is said to be a tribute to those lost to gun violence.

Also performing were poet, Kimi- Lee Knight who presented a poem called “As the wind blows”.

The Government release also stated that the performances through song, dance and the spoken word were dubbed “St. Kitts and Nevis Unplugged- helping to save our youth.”

They added that, “The rendition was so powerful that it triggered excitement and eagerness about St. Kitts and Nevis country night on August 22.”

CARIFESTA, which in 2000 was hosted in St. Kitts, is designed to showcase the finest aspects of the cultural attributes of the peoples of the Caribbean countries and territories.

Also on show have been drummers, and masquerades who were featured in a Trinidad Guardian newspaper ‘wowing’ local audiences, with some of them cutting on the fun dancing with the folklore artistes.

Reports indicate that the appreciative audience at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain, gave the masquerades a standing ovation at the culmination of their performance.