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Embrace young and old

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Embrace young and old

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YOUNG PEOPLE continue to support the Crop Over festival but there is room for growth of the national event where people of all ages can be accommodated.
This position is coming from Quincy Jones, band leader of Youth Explosion during its launching at Courtyard Marriott last night.
“This festival should unify rather than divide [and] controversy should be eliminated as the annual diet during this period,” he said.
The band entitled Crop Over We Love, with costumes designed by Renee Ratcliffe, coincides with the 40th anniversary of Crop Over.
The main address at the event was delivered by Keith Goddard, corporate communications specialist of Grantley Adams International Airport, before an audience that included Minister of Education Ronald Jones; entertainer Mac Fingall who was master of ceremonies and Canon Noel Burke rector of St David’s Church who gave the opening prayer.
Performers included singer/keyboardist Joshua Gay who did a version of Gabby’s Emmerton, singer Joe Cloudy  and the Daryll Jordan Secondary school Steel Orchestra. (JS)