BASSETERRE, St. KITTS -– Hundreds of youths jam-packed the Bourryeau Strip on Dec. 1 to attend the free concert to hear performances headlined by Infamous, Byron Masiah, I-Mark, Nicha B, Vicious Styles and EaseOut.
The open-air concert was organized by a nine-member team of the Youths of Constituency Number Seven Peoples Labour Party (PLP); in conjunction with the Planning Committee for the 25th Anniversary Celebrations to mark service by Member of Parliament for Constituency Number Seven, Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris.
The concert was hosted by McDamien ‘Cuttoe’ Liburd, managed by Atnil Pemberton and featured DJs Terro and Hellfire on duty. Bringing down the curtains for the event that ran into Sunday morning was the Nuvybes aka Sugar Band.
“We are having a youth concert and we are joined by very talented young people who hail from this constituency and from outside the constituency, as we continue the celebrations,” said Dr. Harris. “This is a free concert, so we are giving back to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis throughout this period, as we join them and they join us in celebrating my 25 years of my public service.”
According to Evander O’Flaherty a Peoples Labour Party (PLP) youths spokesperson, the group met and decided on the line-up of performers selected for their appeal to youth. The list was given to the Chairman of the PLP Constituency Number Seven Executive Branch Lenworth Harris.
“Hosting this highly successful event was a labour of love,” O’Flaherty explained. “Some of us were not even born when he was elected to parliament by our parents 25 years ago. He was there for our parents and he is here for us. There was not a better way of honouring the sterling service he has given not only to the constituency but to the country.”
After the event and the line-up of artists were given the green light at the branch level, it was left to the youths to make the final arrangements. O’Flaherty working alongside Ms. Trevlyn Stapleton to make sure the event ran smoothly. It ran smoothly setting a high standard that will have to be equalled when such events are held in the future.