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High notes of praise

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High notes of praise

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The sounds of pop in all its multifaceted glory travelled through the Barbados Community College as the graduating class of the associate degree in music programme held a recital Wednesday.
Students in the programme sang, blew and plucked their hearts out, under the careful eye of examiners.
Wednesday’s recital was the last for the season, which began on Sunday at the St James Parish Church and continued the following day with jazz. Tuesday and Wednesday were dedicated to pop music.
Keyboardist Roge Padmore and backing band started the evening with a praise medley featuring well-loved worship songs. Songs of praise were also raised in Andre Maloney’s set, which included outstanding performances by singer Fiona Alleyne and saxophonist Gary Goodridge.
Kysanne Lewis was in fine form as well. Without bias, she must have scored well for her set. The singer/songwriter/musician’s originals struck the right chords, which she used to chronicle her relationship with God and personal struggles.
The guitar duet of Immanuel Hunte and Jesse Phillips decided to tone down their usually high-powered performance, choosing instead to play classic numbers. Trumpeter Cemal Gordon kept true to the tone of the recital with a pop medley, with songs like All Of Me, Ain’t No Sunshine, Bruno Mars’ Treasure and Alison Hinds’ Roll.
The Lowrey Worrell Combo ended the evening with a tribute to Bob Marley. (LW)