December 11, 2009
Praises for the nation

The Victoria Park came alive with singing, dancing, praises and prayers last Sunday as the curtains came down on activities to mark Vincy Homecoming 2009.{{more}}

Considered the most important of the activities during the year long celebrations by head of the Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit (RIDU) Ambassador Ellsworth John, the gospel themed concert brought together various religious denominations in a gospel fest-like atmosphere.

Performers like eight-year-old Jewel Cordice, Digicel Rising Start inaugural winner Kiokya Cruickshank, as well as Christopher George, Gospel Dan, Lindy Cordice and Nerissa Sandy, shared the stage with gospel bands Eden, Voices of Victory and New Generation. They, as well as dance groups Youths with Purpose and Diadem Dancers, among others, kept the audience at Victoria Park on their feet with their performances.

Tortola based Vincentian and recording artiste Anthony ‘Papa Das’ Glasgow, the night’s featured artiste, pulled the crowd from their seats with his jump and wave style of performance.

The former primary, secondary and national calypso monarch performed songs from his latest album Under the Blood, including the title track Jesus is alive and Satan Kingdom Falling, among others, much to the delight of his fans.

Sunday’s event culminated a year of activities organized by RIDU, with its highlight being during the independence festivities, when the Homecoming Conference was held.

Apart from Ambassador John, Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs Selmon Walters and Chairman of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Gospel Festival Committee Fidel Taylor addressed the audience.(JJ)