The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts will host an evening catered towards Virgin Islands black history and music on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at the St. Croix Dorsch Center. This event will feature poets, designers and local artists. Guests include Richard Schrader, Geron Richards, Cedelle Peter-Christopher, Mind Body and Soul Band, YGT Band, Per Ank Bamboula & Family, Designs by Regal and Sommer Sibiliy-Brown. Each guest will bring their take on Virgin Islands black history in addition to showcasing their talents through music, poetry, story-telling, dance and design.
Richard Schrader, renowned poet and author has been writing and performing poetry throughout the Virgin Islands for several years. He has successfully self-published 20 books of poetry and prose. His work has been recognized by past governors, senators, the V.I. Puerto Rico Friendship Committee and former Delegate Donna M. Christensen.