Basseterre, St.Kitts (February 19th 2016) :-
The City Center in Basseterre, St.Kitts at the Circus will come alive with excitement today Friday 19th February with the first ever SOUNDS OF PEACE Anti-Crime Youth Concert and Rally. The massive event is an initiative of the Team UNITY Government and forms part of the 1st Anniversary Week of Activities for the Government of National UNITY. The Youth Organised event which is being held under the auspicies of the Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris and Deputy Prime Minister of Culture and Youth Hon. Shawn K. Richards is intended firstly to be a clarion call to the nation’s youth to put down their guns and pick up and utilize their talents in positive activities.
Director of Culture Troy “Bif” Mills expressed his departments commitment and support to and for the Anti-Crime inititative.
“The Department of Culture is honoured and pleased to be associated with the Sound of Peace Concert. The youth are very
much involved in the Performing Arts. They are an integral part of culture and culture is an integral part of them, so therefore what better way than to use music & folklore as tools, vehicles, machinery, to reach out to the youth at this time. The Department of Culture therefore congratulates the person(s) who came up with the idea and the organisers, and wish the event tremendous success,” said Troy Bif Mills, Director of Culture.
Headliners Infamus, Nicha B and the 4 time Back to Back to Back to Back Road March Champions will lead an ALL start homegrown line-up including Delly Ranks. Soca Monarch Mr Hype, Mr Bagnall,
Soca Queen Shanna, Calypso Monarch King Astro, Island Rapper Mod Stoney, Piece A Man, Dejour, Sister Sensia and Evolution Sound. All performers and performances will be punctuated by a message of peace and a call to Stop the Violence. There will also be performances by Steelbands, Folklore including Mocko Jumbies, Masquerades and the Mansion Bull as well as presentations by the Nation’s top Poets. The performers will all be backed by the Bacchanalist Band.