St. Kitts – Nevis’ Cultural Music Is Unique
Basseterre, St. Kitts
December 18, 2008 (SKNIS)
This time of year, as cultural performers weave various influences into a colourful patchwork of music, dance and flamboyance, the publication of a music volume has recognized the Federation’s cultural heritage.
Archivist Mrs. Victoria Borg-O’Flaherty said the inclusion of the music of St. Kitts and Nevis in a four volume series entitled “Music in Latin America and the Caribbean” is important because the authentic rhythm, sound and lyrics of the Federation are now documented and recognized as part of the Caribbean culture.
She added that the Federation’s inclusion in Volume two of the series, demonstrates that the authentic music of the twin islands is no longer marginalized, but recognized with that of larger territories like Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Archivist explained that the music of the Federation is documented in a sizable chapter of its own, complete with photographs and lyrics. The volume was compiled by Professor Malena Kuss of the University of North Texas, Denton while the actual article on St. Kitts and Nevis was originally done by Jacqueline Armony and the late Joan Robinson with input by Larry Armony and Creighton Pencheon.