A Day of National Mourning

About “a Day of National Mourning”

This selection is in memory of the 153 elderly women who were burnt to death in a fire at the Eventide Home for the aged in Jamaica on May 20, 1980. The women were buried in a mass grave on May 26 inside National Heroes Park. Prime Minister Michael Manley declared the day a “day of national mourning”. Some tracks speak specifically to the “Eventide Home Fire” and the other tracks tell us about other days of “national mourning” we have forgotten.

Subscribe to Sound Culture, a Journal of Music Technology and History

* indicates required