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Joyful songs on Noel CD


Natanga Smith

Joyful songs on Noel CD

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SINGER Debbie Reifer’s favourite time of year is Christmas. And her first christmas CD, called Noel, features seven songs, recorded in just a week, in time for Christmas.

At the launch on Tuesday at Champers Restaurant, with family and friends, over a three-course dinner which included rack of lamb, spiced pork, parmesan crusted barracuda, and desserts of bread pudding and coconut pie, Debbie gave thanks for the continued support of her musical journey.

Some highlights of her year was one of her songs, Amber, being chosen to be on the CD for the international Violence Against Women campaign, performing at a celebrity wedding in Barbados, and also performing at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.

“I have made sacrifices and worked very hard on my career. I couldn’t have done it without support, especially from some of the legends in Barbados,” she stated, pointing out Wayne Poonka Willock, who was in the crowd.

Accepting that she “was in a difficult line of work”, she thanked the people who have rooted for her.

The Noel CD contains traditional Christmas songs such as Go Tell It On The Mountain, and the Bajan-styled Breadfruits Roasting On An Open Fire.

“Explaining the idea behind the choices, Debbie, who performed two of the songs, told Weekend Buzz, “A lot of my music is serious and touches on issues that I want people to think about . . . . I want people to hear my music and be better human beings.

“For this album, my first Christmas CD, I wanted something full of happiness, love and joy.

I am a Christian and I love to share and my memories of this time of year are happy ones, so I hope people like the CD,” Debbie said.

The CD is now on sale and some of the music will soon be released for airplay.

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