Son’s ‘Cry’ touches church
KEVIN FORDE moved a hushed church with a powerful rendition of the gospel song The Midnight Cry yesterday, in a farewell gesture to his late father Michael Director Forde.
The powerful voice filling the sanctuary of the Church of the Nazarene, Collymore Rock, where the funeral service for the late calypsonian, folk artiste and composer, was held, was an expression of the talent a father passed on to a son who lovingly acknowledged the inherited gift before he began to sing.
Forde died on March 18 at age 65, after battling prostate cancer.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart joined calypsonians Mighty Gabby, Colin Spencer, Red Plastic Bag, Pompey, Lord Radio, Kid Site and a host of others from the entertainment community paying last respects. (GC)
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