Our Readers' Opinions
December 6, 2013
Gospel Explosion in retrospect

Fri Dec 06, 2013

Editor: Gospel music is in my blood. I’ve been playing gospel music for the past 25 or so years and I know good quality when I see or hear it. For the past 10 years we have been having gospel concerts; at least that’s what we call them, but when you leave those so called concerts you sometimes have to ask yourself, “What just happened there?” There was very little ministering, just plain performance. I have been dying to go to a gospel concert where when you leave you can say, “I’ve been blessed and I am glad to be a part.”{{more}}

On November 30, 2013, I attended Gospel Explosion at the Victoria Park. First of all, it started one hour late. Then some of the artistes were just performing. There were those who truly ministered, like Stacey Lyttle who was outstanding. To me she should have been the main artiste for the night. It always worries me that we have to send overseas for persons who we think would draw the crowd, but let me be honest with you. Most of the times the performance of those persons that are brought here is below the standard of our local artistes. Over the years we believe that products from outside of St Vincent and the Grenadines are much better that what we have here, but that is nonsense. We are just as good as or even better than those that we bring in from outside. Let us expose that raw God given talent that we have here.

Stacey, my dear, you were a blessing to me and many others at Victoria Park. Keep up the good work. The musicians did a wonderful job also. This just reinforces the point that I just made that Vincy got talent. There was a good crowd which was an indication that Christians here are hungry for good gospel entertainment. We have to do it more often, but we do not have to put ourselves in so much expense by bringing people from outside of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Just utilize the great talent that we have here. Congratulations to the organizers of Gospel Explosion 2013 for a job well done.

Andres Bascombe, I tip my hat to you for what you did to ensure that things went smoothly. In spite of the negatives, overall the experience was a good one for me. You will get even better as time goes on. Vincy has talent; let’s expose it!

Clifford E. Gould