THE SOUNDS OF drums and messages of freedom echoed through Bridgetown this morning.
City streets and some of Barbados' main streets were the route for a procession which participated in this year’s Commission of Pan African Affairs Emancipation Walk which started at Kensington Oval and concluded at Independence Square.
Dozens of dedicated marchers took part in the annual event that reflects on Barbados’ journey from slavery to its eventual independence.
An energetic tuk band created the sounds to which songwriter and artist Damian Bobo Bowen chanted. It also provided the beat for members from the Barbados Landship to show-off their skills.
Residents came out from their homes and lined the streets to witness and acknowledge the elements of the walk, which was attended by public figures including the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Steven Lashley; Member of Parliament for the City, Patrick Todd; British High Commissioner, Paul Brummell and his wife Adriana and the Chairman of Commission for Pan African Affairs Erskine Simmons. (AH)