Hundreds of persons from Montego Bay and its environs converged at Sam Sharpe Square on September 23, to participate in a cultural concert dubbed, ‘Miss Lou Ring Ding’, put on by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), to commemorate the birthday of cultural icon, Louise Bennett-Coverley.
The large crowd was well entertained with nostalgic selections of dialect, songs, dances, and ring games performed by students from several schools in western Jamaica.
Later in the programme, the Hatfield Cultural Group took charge, belting out a plethora of cultural songs, reminiscent of the era dominated by the late, great ‘Miss Lou’.
Gold Medalist in the 2008 Speech Festival, Tayja Dunkley, performing at the cultural concert put on by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), at Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay on September 23, to commemorate the birthday of cultural icon, Louise Bennett-Coverley (Miss Lou).
Then it was time for story teller, Amina Blackwood-Meeks, to bring back fond memories of Miss Lou’s Ring Ding television series, by utilising her story telling techniques to entertain the children.
Cultural Organizer for St. James, Natalie Morris, told JIS News that the programme was part of the JCDC’s goal of getting all the different performing art forms together, to showcase the level of creativity that existed.
“Miss Lou was known for her linguistic talents and as a cultural icon. She was one who embraced the different areas of the Arts. She impacted many schools and individuals, and so we have invited them to come and showcase their various interpretations and creativity of Jamaica’s cultural heritage,” Miss Morris explained.