KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 6th AUGUST 2019, (PSCU) — President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday evening launched celebrations to mark the International Decade of People of African Descent in Kingston Jamaica.
The launch of the celebrations to mark the United Nations designated period were unveiled as Jamaica observed its 57th independence anniversary.
The colourful ceremony was held at the Jamaica National Stadium and attended by thousands of enthusiastic Jamaicans who traveled from across the country to attend the historic event in Kingston, the country’s capital city.
The highlight of the celebration was a presentation of songs and dances from the Americas which are what people of African descent remember of the traditions they came with to the Americas 400 years ago.
The presentations included nostalgic pieces from Cuba, Brazil, Haiti, New Orleans and Jamaica itself.
The presentations also included songs and dances paying homage to Africa with special mentions to Kenya whose President was the chief guest at the celebrations.
President Kenyatta, who was the chief guest at the event, said he was honoured to represent the African continent at the launch of the important celebrations.