Two Jamaican cultural icons, the Hon Louise ‘Miss Lou’ Bennett-Coverley and Dr the Hon Olive Lewin, were honoured at concerts last weekend.
Two Miss Lou concerts were mounted on September 7, the 98th anniversary of her birth. One was at the Norman Manley International Airport, the other at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, Hope Road. I attended the latter and two days later, the 50th Anniversary concert of the Jamaican Folk Singers, which Lewin founded. The current leader of the Folk Singers, Christine MacDonald Nevers, told me that the true anniversary date had been March 15 and that the two-day concert season was “part of the celebrations.”