He said he would give an “explosive” and energising performance at his first major concert in Barbados, since leaving here a year and a half ago to promote his Breakout CD on the North American continent – and gospel artiste Hozsia Hinds did.
The place was the Barbados Workers Union headquarters, Solidarity House last Saturday night, where Hinds, now considered an international gospel act, brought together some of the leading young local, regional and global Christian singers for a time of music ministry and celebration.
Hinds’ performance was full of gusto and verve, as he rendered some of his biggest hits including Giving Up Is Not An Option and God Don’t Want None Uh Dat.
He also did something which was unusual in local gospel music – or even secular – shows; invited all the children in the audience to join him on stage to jump and sing for his entire performance.
This Barbadian musical ambassador had the children “cutting up satan with their spiritual swords” and later encouraged them to march and salute in God’s army. To say the least, he did not disappoint. Hozsia was supported by local guest acts such as Nayan, Jamel “Psalmist” Newton, Barry Reid, Allison Norville-Forde, Patrick O’Brian Ignite Alleyne, Daniel Alleyne, along with US based Jamaican Craig Hall and Guyanese born Trenacia Esseboom-McKend, who recently took up residence in Barbados.
Dwayne Barrett and Protocol, a dance outfit, gave an excellently choreographed offering, which reflected creativity and appeal. (EJ)