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High quality gospel show

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

High quality gospel show

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THE TURNOUT at the Wildey Gymnasium for the inaugural Independence Gospel Explosion might have been low, but that did not stop ?the artistes from delivering high-quality performances.
Omar Osbourne used his smooth, angelic voice to great effect in connecting with gospel fans as he sang We Welcome You and It All Belongs To You.
?Samantha Leacock, of the well known Leacock family, proved that she, too, has talent when she delivered the popular I Believe and then teamed up with the energetic First Baptist Chorale for the soulful I Love The Lord that was made popular by the late, great Whitney Houston.
Bringing energy to the stage was the dynamic Hoszai Hinds, who lit up the Gymnasium with two of his popular hits, Can’t Live My Life Without You and Giving Up Is Not An Option.
No gospel show in Barbados is complete unless it includes queen of gospel in Barbados, Sister Marshall, who had fans clapping, dancing and singing along to her hits that included the popular Walk Holy.
Featured guest artiste Atta Boafo delivered a rousing set that got patrons to their feet and brought them closer to him on the stage.
Joseph Niles did not perform but he was remembered and honoured with a special tribute as James Leacock sang a number of his hits. (RL)