Independence Concert a Success!

DPI, GUYANA, Saturday, May 26, 2018

Stabroek Market Square was teeming last evening as Guyanese in their numbers turned out to usher in the nation’s 52nd Independence Anniversary with a grand concert.

Fireworks display.

The show featured a line-up of local artistes who blew away the audience with their exhilarating stage performances, that reflected a significant amount of diversity and patriotism.

Artistes included Blaze Anthonio, Vanilla, Big Red, Jomo, Saiku among a number of others who all lauded the government-led initiative which saw much consideration being given to the local performers.

“I totally appreciate the fact that the Government of Guyana, Caribbean Airlines and Banks came on board to do something like this, especially for Independence. Usually, at Mash time, you have a lot of this but for independence, I think this is a brilliant idea,” Vanilla told the Department of Public Information (DPI)

Blaze Anthonio shared the same sentiments noting that “I didn’t do it for me, I did it for the people. This right here makes me realise that our culture lives on, our culture is still strong we not watered down, everything’s still good, everything’s still strong!”

Other artistes and supporters opined that Guyana has come a far way and it has achieved much and while the country is still some way to go developmentally, it is advancing rapidly.

At the 12 o’clock hour, artistes and event supporters were treated to the amazing Guyana Defence Force firework display behind the Stabroek Market. In essence, the event was deemed a success by both supporters and performers.


By: Stephon Gabriel

Images courtesy by Jameel Mohamed.

Fireworks display.

Calvin Burnette and Kwesi Ace performing at the Independence concert.


Jumo Primo thrilling the crowd.

Sections of the audience.


Fireworks display.

Bunty Singh performing.


Sections of the audience.