February is almost over, Carnival has come and gone. With all the excitement from Calypso and Carnival, most people forget that Black History Month is celebrated during the month of February.Our Dominica Calypso in some ways reflects black history.
Did you know that Calypso in the early days was to show the boss-man that you could analyze and laugh at his way of life and behavior white he danced away, not knowing that he was the topic of your commentary. This was core to the self confidence of people who had often neglected (or been denied) their education, but could show that not all intellect was learn by books. Many times we donâ€™t appreciate the past. The same past that made it possible for us to be weâ€™re today.
Now all the reveling from Carnival (Monday and Tuesday) is done. Lets use the few remaining days in February to reflect on our black history, because we tend to forget the past. D*W SALUTES all the ones who sacrificed their life to protect our dignity.