One Caribbean beat for Dominica
The One Caribbean Concert in support of Dominica was another show not to be missed. At a small price and for a great cause, hundreds attended the Kensington Oval event that featured artistes from across the Caribbean.
United in the Caribbean. With one Caribbean beat.
Joined in musical matrimony . . . sounding so sweet.
The lyrics of this 1996 song were made true during the concert. Over 45 artistes from across the region lent their talents and support to the cause, and no one was more appreciative than Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
Skerrit attended the concert to thank the organizers and Barbadians for coming together at this time to offer a helping hand to his country, and, borrowing from Peter Ram’s hit 2015 song, declared: “All ah we is one Caribbean.”
Added he: “It’s one thing to see the CARICOM [Caribbean Community] Heads Of Government meeting and speaking of regional integration, and the coming together of our nations and our people. In that formal setting it is ideal that we work towards it.
“Tonight here at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, it is a vision that has been accomplished. In this crowd, there are no Antiguans, St Lucians, Jamaicans, Dominicans or Barbadians. I see and experience one people, one region who are here tonight for the cause of Dominica.”
Addressing the very appreciative crowd at the One Caribbean: The Concert For The Children Of Dominica, Skerrit said Dominicans would always be grateful to the Barbadian public for offering so much support to his country in its time of need. He said it spoke volumes about Barbadians.
The spotlight too was on Barbados during the Miami Carnival. While many Caribbean islands were represented at the carnival in downtown Florida, the Bajan massive had all eyes on them.
Many of the entertainers who had the biggest Crop Over 2015 songs made their presence felt at the street event. The likes of Party Monarch Peter Ram, King Bubba, Hypasounds, iWeb, Kirk Brown and Mikey wined and jammed with the Bajans living up North, enjoying having their songs take over the carnival.
Also, during the month of October we introduced you to the band KTK. Remember the name –– because this multitalented band will be on the tip of your tongues for years to come. We wish its members all the best in their future endeavours.