Leading expatriate and local entertainers from St.Vincent and the Grenadines will converge at the Mahalia Jackson High School in Brooklyn Saturday,
August 25, when Club St. Vincent convenes its biannual cultural exhibition in New York.
At 6:00 p.m., the entertainment segment which wraps up the day’s activities will feature a host of well-known individuals and groups, including the incomparable musical arranger extraordinaire Frankie McIntosh and his uncle, Harold McIntosh; Becket; Scorcher; the revived band, Clymax (back just for the exposition); the award-winning Starlift Steel Orchestra, Winston Soso and Cauldric Forbes are expected to bring much nostalgia to Vincentians and other Caribbean nationals.
Other performers include: the United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn; Abena Amory (daughter of Erlene Williams-King and Vance Amory, former premier of Nevis); Chico Ellis and Omari Neverson (with poems in tribute to the late Shake Keane); Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Academy; Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) national dress and slide presentations (national dress worn by nationals of their respective countries); Fayola and a flag ceremony.
The sound system is furnished by calypsonian Groovy D, formerly Dread Condition, whose real name is Vincent Kennedy.
Arthur said the performance of perennial panorama champions, Starlift Steel Orchestra, will be the highpoint of the evening.
“We have raised the bar a little higher,” she said. “This is an historic moment for Starlift – the first time ever to perform in the United States. They promised to make us proud.”