APU concert a success – organizers

Audience at the event

Despite inclement weather and the staging of Mas Camp organizers of the Acute Phycaitric Unit (APU) 12th annual concert said the event was a success.

It was held over the weekend and was aimed at refuting the stigma against mental illness in Dominica.

Speaking to DNO, organizer Leslie Waldron said the concert was a real self esteem booster for patients.

“The patients felt very good about it. They are still speaking about the crowd response to their performances … it really boosted their self esteem,” she said.

One of the highlights of the concert was the performance of Tasha P’s “Let the Children be Children” by a 17-year-old.

Tasha P joined the performance and later told the young girl that she was very impressed, according to Waldron.

Waldron said further that the participation by patients exceeded expectations.

“As a matter of fact, we even had some impromptu acts from patients who were not actually admitted to the ward at the time but came to the show with their families and when they saw the other patients going up, they went up and they sang songs and modeled,” she remarked. “They were very excited.”

Waldron said more preparation of patients will be high on her list for the next staging of the event.

And she said she is looking forward to more public participation.

Sponsors for the event included Digicel, Jolly’s Pharmacy, Jays Bookstore and Green’s Wholesale.

See photos below of the event.

All photos by Zaimis Olmos

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8 Comments

  1. PUSSINA
    January 17, 2013

    AA look at mary.. lord

  2. wow
    January 17, 2013

    flautist look great! good job everyone :)

  3. Anonymous
    January 16, 2013

    Great Job……..evidence of hard working public officers. Deserving of the best rewards

  4. Natasha
    January 15, 2013

    I hope Daddy Chess did not sing Madness.

    • Anonymous
      January 15, 2013

      yes he did!!! lol

    • chucky
      January 15, 2013

      yes, he did!

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      January 16, 2013

      You wanted a mad person to bite him there.

  5. January 15, 2013

    thnx miss waldron for such wonderful remax my performance couldn’t have been better you guys turned out to make the concert the best i have ever been to and i am looking forward to it next year.

    sexy nini

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