It’s being dubbed an album party . . . and coming along from the Big Apple to add some flavour will be American Grammy and Dove Award-nominated gospel, hip hop and Christian music artist Canton Jones. Jones will be the feature act for Barbadian Karlos Cobham’s debut album launch on Saturday, September 27, at the Sea Rocks Dome, Maxwell, Christ Church.
The release of the album LMIY –– Let Me Introduce You –– will come 24 hours after Cobham’s 26th birthday. A “live” music video shoot will complement the party.
Cobham, who has already produced five singles, including Lemme Introduce You, Believe and Transcend (featuring Gifted Prophet), is hitting the market with a ten-track album on the KWEST Record label. The hip hop-gospel release features the Lemme Introduce You (title song), It’s Amazing, OK, Believe, Hello, Future (featuring Mariz B), Worldview, Release, Transcend, Got It and Transcend Remix (featuring Canton Jones).
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. Adults pay $25 and children $12 (by ticket); those under five years are admitted free. Admission at the door is $35 for big people and $15 for the little ones. Box offices are CS Pharmacy and All Things Gospel stores.
Commenting on his journey that has resulted in this album, Cobham said: “It’s amazing how all along the one I needed to defeat was self. Inner doubt is crucial; but faith is an insurmountable asset when it comes to pursuing dreams. Without faith it is impossible to please God and impossible to truly reach your full divine potential and destination. Today I’ll be honest with me and tell myself, ‘I really can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’! Don’t give in to negative thoughts, stay positive, believe and have faith in God and also believe you are capable for the task or tasks at hand.
“LMIY, my first album project, has been on my heart for a few years, but now the time has come to share. I give all credit to Jesus, and I hope that lives across the world will be blessed, ministered to and encouraged from each record.
“I want to thank my lovely wife Sheré Cobham, as well as my parents Nellis and Tyrone Cobham, for their support over the years. Special thanks also to all my friends and team members [Tavia Drakes, Malaika Batson, Keisha Rock, Rafeal Hinds, Adriel Cumberbatch, Raashid Ifill, Nicholas Worrell, Stephen Reid, Orin Blades, Rodney Gittens, Julie Phillips, Glenda Allsopp and Eliseus Joseph] for making this project a reality!
“The album also features international gospel artist Canton Jones who has been an inspiration over the years. And listening to his music has helped my growth as a Christian and
gospel artist. Thank you, Canton Jones, for believing in me and this project.
“Finally, to all my supporters who have encouraged me over the years to keep doing what I’m doing, I pray a double blessing over your lives for 2014 and onwards. May this music be a blessing to you all.”
In other news, Barbadian recording artiste Neesha Woodz –– and friends –– will be staging her Blessing After Blessing edition concert on November 1 at the Church Of The Nazarene on Collymore Rock, St Michael. The 6:30 p.m. event will highlight the multiple Marlin Award winner Positive out of Trinidad and Tobago, along with Barbadians Mya Daniel, Raphael Saul, and the Soul Winners, among others.
It’s a $20 affair for adults and $10 for children between ages four and 12.
Meanwhile, Barbadians are in for a gospel concert of Melodies And Praise tomorrow at the Donald Henry Auditorium, Bethel Methodist Church, Bridgetown. The headline act at the 7 pm concert will be Fiona Alleyne.
Other performances will come from popular saxophonist Ricky Niles, along with New Birth, Advent 4, Kelly Cadogan, Vicky Butcher, Marlon Legall, Belcanto, Leandro Layne and Roger Gittens And Friends.
Entrance fee is $20 for adults, and $10 for children four to 12 years old.