The National Commission for UNESCO released a documentary on the cultural music of St. Kitts and Nevis over the Independence period in September 2014. Over 50 local musicians and music practitioners were researched and interviewed in this documentary which tells the story of the development of music from an economic and social perspective in the Federation.
Two specialists at the Department of Culture were instrumental in interviewing the cultural practitioners. Dance Specialist Lorna “Ava” Henry, and Music Specialist Nigel Williams informed that interviews began at least five years ago when the Department of Culture was under the leadership of Creighton Pencheon. Two years ago its production became more concrete and fine-tuned.
Musical greats; entertainers; social commentators and even anomalies will be featured in the completed documentary which also includes varied genres of music.The “Project on the Development and Evolution of Music in SKN” DVD was produced by IX Media & Marketing and aired on ZIZ TV initially, and can also be found in the images and resources page of this site. It is also being made available to schools in the Federation. Copies will also be placed with the musicians featured in the Documentary as well as distributed to the St. Kitts and Nevis National Archives and the National Museum.
Topics Covered in the Documentary include:
Introduction To Music
Development Through Music Education
Introduction To Modern Music
Use of Advanced Technology in Music
The Future of Music in St Kitts and Nevis