The Yoruba Village Drum Festival held by the Emancipation Support Committee on June 18 on Piccadilly Street Port-of-Spain in honour of the Yoruba people who were brought mainly from Nigeria, Ghana, Togo and Benin.
They passed on the gift of drumming.
These drums were used for various reasons as a call to prayer, for help and for celebration and have been retained and transferred from generation to generation.
A small area of the original Yoruba village still remains at the corner of Besson St and the Old St Joseph Road, encompassing what is known today as the communities of Morvant, Laventille, Beetham, Belmont and Gonzales.
The Chaguanas Women’s Group.
Soul Oasis Cultural Ambassadors.
The Jeffrey Hamilton Scott Drummers from Beverly Hills in Laventille
Commissioned by the Emancipation Support Committee (ESC), this 20ft monument was sculpted by two young female artists Sherlann Peters and Maria Diaz.
A member of the Chaguanas Women’s Group