All-stars concert kicks off with a bang in Mabaruma 

DPI, Guyana, Monday, January 14, 2019

Close to 2,000 residents from Mabaruma and surrounding communities gathered, on Saturday evening, to enjoy the Ministry of Social Cohesion’s Mashramani ‘All Stars Concert’ held at the Mabaruma Settlement Ground.

Slated as one of many activities for Mashramani 2019, this concert saw the relatively new, young artistes along with those experienced; the likes of Michelle “Big Red” King, Jumo “Rubber Waist” Primo, Young Bill Rogers, Brandon Harding and former Calypso Monarch, King Perai among others, taking the stage.

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton expressed satisfaction at the event which he said was nothing but splendour for the residents, as he noted it as a first for the community.

“I can tell you that they [Region One residents] truly enjoyed it, the artistes, the best we [government] can offer locally with Big Red, Jumo and Harding, were able to get them involved… The residents could not ask for better and so, visiting Port Kaituma next, a request for the same to be done is one we will need to see to,” Minister Norton said.

According to the minister, the region was not included in activities such as this in 2018 hence, the ministry’s decision to commence its activities in the region this year, one he does not regret but hopes to continue.

For this year’s Republic anniversary, the ministry will host activities across the country. Some identified activities are Bands Concert in Region Nine, Junior Calypso and Soca Competition in Region Seven, Banks Calyspo Semi-Final at Union No.53 Village Community Centre, Carib Soca Monarch Semi-Final in Linden/Georgetown Municipal Bus Park, Chutney Dance Competition in Region Three.

Neola Damon.

Images: Department of Public Information.

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