Crop Over Folk Concert hits the mark

Folk concert cover

Hundreds of people filled the Frank Collymore Hall last night for a concert that looked at the events that led to the 1937 uprising.

The occasion was the annual Crop Over Folk Concert, which this year took on the form of a folk musical – How Hard the Times.

It followed the exploits of two families – the Thorpes, a planter class family, and the Blackmans, a working class family.

The historical fiction was written by Michelle Cox and Anthony Hinkson and focused on the conditions that preceded and contributed to the event.

 

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