Donella –– hitherto known for her exploits in the Pic-O-De-Crop calypso arena –– has released her first single for 2016; and it is a gospel CD entitled Thank You. Donella wants everyone to know that with every breath we take each day, it is more than enough reason to say thank you to God for even seemingly little things like being able to wake up and see, hear, smell and touch –– all the things we tend to take for granted.
The song, a smooth fusion of reggae and pop, was produced by 876 Studios, and has a pleasant, easy-listening feel, yet can make you want to bounce and shake.
And, of course, this local songbird brings her vocal magic to the music, which was mixed by the sound doyen Darren Grant. So check out this latest release of our own singing sensation Donella, and you wouldn’t be disappointed.
Talking about firsts, the internationally acclaimed Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers will grace Barbados with their presence for the first time ever, when the group arrives here in March with pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Jim Cymbala. The vocal group will stage a free concert on March 11 at Kensington Oval.
While here, Pastor Cymbala will conduct a pastors and leaders conference on March 10 at Hilton Barbados Resort. You may visit The BrooklynTabernacle website
to register for the conference.
Let’s shift our attention now to that megawalk this weekend. That is when Christians from across all denominational backgrounds in Barbados will take to the streets in their thousands as a part of their year-long Barbados Jubilee Celebrations. It coincides with this country’s 50th Anniversary or Jubilee Independence Celebrations.
The walk, tomorrow, Saturday, will move off from Jubilee Gardens, The City, at 4:30 p.m. The procession will snake its way along Cheapside on to Fontabelle, President Kennedy Drive, Westbury Road, ending at New Dimensions Ministries in Barbarees Hill for a worship celebration from 6 p.m.
On now to another area of interest: Kadooment; yes, Kadooment. But it’s with a spiritual twist.
The organizers of the annual Walk Holy Kadooment Outreach are getting ready to plan to take part in another event coming up in the summer. The Walk Holy Band, which works closely with the The Experience Calypso Tent, already has the list of songs to be used in its street worship this year.
The man behind the Experience Tent, Errol Griffith, has also given notice of a shift that will be happening.
“If I say to you that this is a breakthrough year, I would not be exaggerating,” he added.
The songs to be used in Walk Holy’s worship and outreach on Kadooment Day are largely the same songs used each year, including Worship Yaweh, Jesus Is The Best Thing, Say Yes and Unconditional Love.
That’s it for now. Blessings!