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Gospel treat at the Gym

Ricardo Leacock

Gospel treat at the Gym

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Gospel Music took centre stage as Christians joined in one voice to celebrate Barbados’ 48th anniversary of nationhood at the Massy Stores Independence Gospel Explosion concert at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Complex last Sunday.

The large audience was treated to a menu of local and international sounds in spite of a few hiccups.

Omar Osbourne, known for thrilling his audience wherever he performs, was no different this time around with his songs Say A Prayer and Call Upon The Name Of The Lord. He was backed by the gospel group Praise United which served as support band for other local artistes, including the soulful Trencia Esseboom who gave an awesome performance of Break Every Chain. This was followed by a medley of familiar choruses I Will Not Suffer and I Am A Warrior that brought a large section of the singing patrons to their feet.

Well-known gospel singer Sheldon Hope was a little disappointing in that he could have shown his vocal ability with complete songs, instead of resorting to choruses Hear My Cry and It Is Raining, which are better suited for a church service.

Bridget Blucher was a favourite with the crowd. Her presence literally caused an eruption and the people welcomed her with open arms.

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