Gingerland –Nevis –Friday 16th February was a significant day in the life of David ‘The Maestro’ Freeman.
On that day, the man who is recognized for his work in championing the cause of String band music on the island, celebrated his 90th birthday.
He was surrounded by family members, friends and a hosts of persons from the Ministry of Social Development and the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation (NCDF).
Special tribute was paid by Minister of Community Development, Hon. Eric Evelyn, who lauded the MAESTRO for his work in keeping String band music vibrant across the island and especially for his special gift of playing the fife and also teaching others the wonderful art form.
He presented him with a certificate and a fruit basket on behalf of his Ministry and the City Drugstore.
Also paying tribute to the great man, was Mr. Antonio ABONATTY Liburd of the Nevis Culturama Secretariat and Mr. Jerome Rawlins, the man at the helm of the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation (NCDF), who incidentally, gave a nice touch on the kettle drum.
A special musical tribute was also delivered by the NCDF staff members.
Due to his illness, Mr. Freeman as unable to respond but the beaming smile and glint in his eyes, when he heard the drums and the fife, was sufficient evidence that he was indeed happy and appreciative.