The event is said to have showcased a mountain of talented Kittitians who took to the stage with poems, dance, drama, folklore and music.
The host for the evening’s spectacle, Unoma Allen, dubbed the event a “Kittitian version of Americas got Talent.” The show started off with Kittitian superstar 2010 champion Vakiel Herbert who sang the national anthem.
After brief remarks by the acting Permanent Secretary Ms. Sharon Rattan, the show was on its way with performances from an African group who illustrated how pre-colonial and post-colonial marriages differed. The Gala also included a young string band whose dancer entertained the crowd.
There were also emotional performances by Dejour Alexander and Kayla James who did an original piece. Vakiel Herbert then returned to the stage with his singing and dancing in his rendition of the popular song ‘Never Say Never.’
The evening also featured a number of dance selections including a dance by the Fire Flies Dance group, Leanne Walters and others. There was also a Dramatic piece done by The Poinciana Drama Club whose performance highlighted the issue irresponsibility as seen inn the behaviour of some of mothers today.
High school students from various institutions throughout St. Kitts also presented in poetry.
The evening ended with a responsive performance by the reigning Calypso King, King Pungwa who delivered the popular song ‘hang dem high’ then he returned and performed a past road march ‘Stranded Nights’ before the Foreplay Band took over and rocked the crowed until the early hours of the morning.
The Gala Night formed part of the 28th Anniversary celebrations for St. Kitts and Nevis’ independence.