Port of Spain, Trinidad (August 18, 2019)—St. Kitts and Nevis artistes showcased some of their performing arts talents in very compelling fashion through a performance at Trinidad and Tobago’s Southern Academy for the Performing Arts, in San Fernando, on August 18.
The event was the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Screening, which featured drumology, devotional songs, short story, theatre, arts, and cultural components
The drummers along with Karissa Willet – best known as Miss Independent, and Kimi- Lee Knight, used the platform to render a brief but powerful presentation to denounce crime and violence and to underscore the need to utilize every possible channel “to save our youth.”
Their performances through song, dance and the spoken word were dubbed “St. Kitts and Nevis Unplugged- helping to save our youth.” The rendition was so powerful that it triggered excitement and eagerness about St. Kitts and Nevis country night on August 22.
Miss Independent sang her original calypso composition “Rat-a Tat” – a tribute to those lost to gun violence, and Knight did an original piece “As the wind blows” – an ode to listening to youth.
Both were accompanied by the drummers, who played with the zest and brilliance of our ancestors.
Meanwhile, one hour away, the St. Kitts and Nevis masquerades stole the hearts of patrons in the Queen’s Park Savannah with an impressive presentation.
Their presentation commanded the attention of all in attendance and culminated with a standing ovation.
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