Lamar “Black Ice” Mason performs at the Virgin Islands Callaloo Poets’ annual Microphone Messenjahs event on Saturday at the Beach Club Terrace. Photo: NGOVOU GYANG

His voice went up and down, he used some off-colour words, and he dished out very strong messages on the importance of good parenting, among other topics.

Lamar “Black Ice” Mason performs at the Virgin Islands Callaloo Poets’ annual Microphone Messenjahs event on Saturday at the Beach Club Terrace. Photo: NGOVOU GYANG
The messages were real, but it was all a performance for United States poet Lamar “Black Ice” Mason, who was reciting his work at the Beach Club Terrace on Saturday night during the Callaloo Poets’ annual Microphone Messenjahs event.

Mr. Mason, the show’s headliner, was last on the line-up of about 15 performers who recited poems or sang about topics including love, jealousy, violence and others.

Other performers during the event included Natalio “Sowande Uhuru” Wheatley, Sharie de Castro, Jennie Wheatley and Nureedeen Mohamed.

See the Oct. 30, 2014 edition for full coverage.

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