The City came alive this past weekend as the Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union held its annual Christmas concert, entitled, A Very Merry Bajan Christmas, in Independence Square.
One of the standout performances of the show came from 11-year-old Trinity Clarke, who is the reigning Richard Stoute Teen Talent champion. She stunned the packed audience with her vocal range as she expertly sang Jesus Born on This Day and Oh Holy Night.
Bashment Soca King Stiffy also brought his softer side. Decked out in a black and red ensemble, he sang Bumba’s classic Why Can’t This Christmas Feeling Go On before he got the audience ‘plugged in to all’ with a dub-plate remix of I Ain’t Getting Nothing For Christmas.
Reggae artiste Buggy Nhakente also had patrons singing and dancing along to We Wish You An Irie Christmas and Santa Clause, Do you ever Come to the Ghetto? In the midst of all the festivities, he also took the opportunity to remind those in attendance of the true meaning of Christmas, while imploring them to give something to the poor, no matter how small.
Another standout on the night was international recording artiste Jaicko, who had the females screaming as he delivered two Christmas classics – This Christmas and The Christmas Song.
However, it was veteran entertainers Lil Rick and Keisha Christian who really got the audience moving.
The talented female singer performed Merry Christmas Baby in soul, Every Christmas in jazz and Sing We Noel in calypso.
She was followed by reigning Party Monarch Lil Rick who delivered his own special version of We Wish You A Merry Xmas, and Wha You Going To Give Me This Christmas. Both performances drew laughter from members of the audience and had them begging for more.
To end the night on a high, Lil Rick invited all of the performers back on stage for a medley rendition of We Wish You A Merry Xmas.