The time is here once again for Barbadians to showcase their talent at the annual National Independence Festival of Creative Arts.
Last Sunday in the Major Noott Hall at Combermere School was the third installment of the performing Arts semi-finals and some of the best of the best performers in dance, drama, speech and music showed their abilities.
This year the new Jackie Opel Award for originality was being offered and many of the musicians who performed chose to render originals.
As well as singing Beautiful and Unspoilt by the late Cheryl Hackett, Ria Greene sang the original Heaven’s Song. Daniel Lashley performed Black and Blue, Shakira Boxhill performed More Than Track while the youth arm of Sing Out Barbados did two originals titled: Fish, Fish Flying Fish and Mop It Up.
There were a few entrants in the Drama/Speech category; Lighthouse Foundation entered with Redemption of Me, Curtis Chrichlow, Caribbean Integration, and Womb Speak was done by Kerry-Anne Waithe.
Excellence continued in Dance with pieces from LWDA, Jai Clarke, Haynesville Youth Club and the Israel Lovell Foundation.
The performing arts semis continue this Friday at the Lester Vaughan School in St. Thomas and on October 13, 14 and 15 at the Combermere School in Waterford, St. Michael. (KC)
Photo compliments David Yearwood.