One of the island’s leading gospel artistes has again shown why he is the Barbados Music Awards (BMA) Male Gospel Artist Of The Year  and the Flame Awards Songwriter Of The Year , Male Vocalist Of The Year and winner of the Best Scripture-Based Song Of The Year [When I Can’t See].
Arnold Gozzy Goslin, who is already riding high with his debut album Redemption Music, has just released a hot new song in celebration of this country’s 50th Anniversary Of Independence. Of his latest reggae track Say A Prayer, Gozzy says it is a rallying cry for the people of the nation to recognize the negative culture impacting Barbados and seek and pray to God to intervene and bring positive change in all spheres of the society.
“It encourages us to petition Heaven on behalf of the nation to heal our land of issues such as materialism, injustice, child abuse, sexual immorality, corruption and more,” said the multiple award-winning reggae gospel music minister.
But while Gozzy has added to his song reportoire with another self-penned composition that is typically Gozzy, this energetic and evangelistic singer would be the first to admit that he has had help in producing the very good product which Say A Prayer has turned out to be. So Gozzy would like to shout out Billboard Murrell and Alaina Greenidge who added backing vocal value and those who provided the musical flavour such as drummer Melvin Alick, horn man Andre Blackett and guitarist Kemoy Radic Rowe out of the Land Of Reggae –– Jamaica.
Jamel Newton played the very important role of taking all the various ingredients that went into the musical pot and mixing them well, so the final product would be balanced, tasty and appealing to the ear and musical appetite. For those who desire to indulge in this fresh musical fare from Gozzy, click on the Gozzy –– Say A Prayer audio on this page.
In other good news, you are being reminded of this weekend’s musical events in honour of dads who are celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday. Tomorrow, starting at 5:30 p.m., The Silvertones Of Barbados, in association with the Western Light Nazarene Church in Oxnards, St James, will stage a major community praise concert at the church.
Some of the country’s top artistes will take to the stage, including the Flame Awards Vocal Group Of The Year  Belcanto Quartet, the powerful Allison Norville, the Flame Awards Instrumentalist Of The Year Ricky Niles, Pastor John Yarde Jr, Cherece Richards, Janelle Reeves, Emmanuel Joseph and hosts The Silvertones Of Barbados. Proceeds from this event will go towards assisting The Silvertones on their North American performing tour later this month and into next month.
Also, one of the top dance ministries in the island –– Vessels Of Honour Dance Ministry –– will be staging its second production tomorrow. The dance ministry, which is based at the Church Of The Nazarene in Collymore Rock, St Michael, has titled its production From Brokenness To Victory, and that will take place at the church.
Guest performers will be Messiah’s House, Andre Belle, CLTC and Tara Martelly-Dear. The event is free of charge, but patrons are requested to bring an offering for this 6:30 p.m production.
Yet another option this Father’s Day weekend is tomorrow’s official launch of the Experience Calypso Tent at The Ball Park, Christ Church, from 7 p.m. The Experience Tent line-up includes Sean Carter (Apache), Alistair Griffith (Ambassador), Paul Murrell (Billboard), Ron Clarke (De Black Eagle), Alvin Trotman (De Salt), Delicia Boyce (Delicia B), Samantha Williams (Sammijane), David Brome (King David), Andrew Herbert (Mr Drew), Norman Knight (Njeri) and Michael Herbert (Vision). The majority of these will be facing the Pic-O-De-Crop judges.
Blessings, and check me out in three weeks’ time, because I will be off on a much-deserved holiday.