There were plenty showers of blessings at the Glebe, St George Sunday night.
Not only did some of the finest gospel singers grace the stage at the Lift Up & Praise event, but there was a steady downpour of rain as well.
The event was the official launch of the campaign for Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate Floyd Reifer. There was a lively and spirited atmosphere as patrons enjoyed the entertainment.
Richard Antonio was the first act on and he set the tone for what was to come. He sang some well-received original songs including Coming Down, All I Need and I Believe.
He was also the MC for the gospel show.
Nicovia was the next performer and her vocals were angelic.
Introduced as the “princess of gospel”, Trinity Clarke was electrifying and had the crowd waving in their seats. She sang God is Good and The Goodness of God.
Next act was Richard Antonio’s wife Donella. The songbird sang It’s a Blessing, Thank God Fuh Life and ended with RPB’s I Am Alive.
Then Richard Antonio’s band KFL took centrestage after backing the other artiste. They sang Onaga and then were joined on stage by their son Don-Ross. They then sang his contribution to the 2020 Junior Soca Monarch In Dis Together.
It was the first time the family of three singers performed together.
Later the crowd heard from junior soca king Dynamo with his Bring Dem Back.
Award winning gospel act Neesha Woodz was the last performer. She was all fire. Neesha belted out the familiar the Hear My Cry Oh Lord medley which has a number of choruses in it and the crowd sang along.
She ended her energetic performance with One Family.
The two other acts scheduled to perform were John Yarde and Jude Clarke. Both were spotted at the event but the break of heavy rain pushed back the schedule so they did not perform.
But that did not matter much to the crowd since they made the most of it and enjoyed the acts that had performed.
The night was a mixture of gospel acts, political speeches and videos endorsing Reifer’s candidacy.
Top cricketers such as famed Carlos Brathwaite and Jonathan Carter were on video singing Reifer’s praises. He also had a cross-section of people from the St George North community and his family speak on his behalf as well.
The gathering at the Glebe was a blend of young and old, even within the ranks of the party. Present were former ministers Ronald Jones, Adriel Brathwaite, Steve Blackett, Irene Sandiford Garner, David Estwick along with former MP Patrick Todd, among others. Of note was the presence of former Barbados Labour Party minister Anthony Wood. (IMC)