Over the years the management and staff at the UNESCO World Heritage Site have taken the initiative of organising an Emancipation concert to coincide with the celebrations of the August 1st history. August 1st, is celebrated as Emancipation day or Freedom Day of the African ancestors.
The 14th Annual concert will be held this evening, Sunday 14th August, 2011, and celebrated in song, poetry, dance and folklore, to pay tribute to the persons who fought valiantly for freedom.
This year two of the federation’s music legends, Mick Stokes and Crucial Bankie are the features. Mick Stokes is popular for his tune ‘All Kind a Things’ and for being a member of the GI’s Brass, a leading electronic band in earlier years. Crucial Bankie, on the other hand, has penned songs such as ‘Slaughter’, ‘Just a Sting’ and ‘How Excellent’.
A few of St Kitts-Nevis’ folklore troupes and upcoming music enthusiasts are also scheduled to perform on the ‘Hill’; Rohlensha, Larry Vaughan and other gems with the Royaltiez Band providing the musical entertainment.
The event will commence at 4:30 pm, with a donation of EC$10.00 to experience the celebration which is expected to be a night to remember.