(CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS)- The month of February is celebrated as Black History Month in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and other countries around the world.
As part of this celebration, The Maude Crosse Preparatory School held its Black History Month Concert on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Charlestown Methodist Church Hall.
The concert was held under the theme, ‘Knowing where we came from and where we are heading’.
Parents of the students and family members attended the concert.
Students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 were neatly dressed in their African wear. They displayed their talents through cultural presentations in songs, poems, drums and steel pans.
The Guest Speaker for the event was Ras Iroy Pinney. Mr. Pinney briefly educated the students about the history and significance of Black History Month. He spoke about Nelson Mandela and other historic persons who have fought for human fights.
Mr. Pinney also educated the audience on the ‘1-2’ beat of the drum. This beat he indicated meant that humanity should ‘do good’. In closing he told the students to obey the beat of the drum and always ‘do good’.
The concert was chaired by the Grade 3 teacher of the school, Mrs. Ellen Grant.