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Gospel at BMAs

Two new gospel acts have been named to perform at the 2013 Barbados Music Awards.

Hot off the press is the announcement that young gospel artistes Karlos Cobham and the very popular group, A Few Good Men, will be highlighted in a segment dedicated to young gospel acts, along with the group Divine Harmony.

Event producer, Ronnie Morris told High Note, that the BMAs will dedicate two segments of the show to gospel.

As previously reported, there will be a tribute to the queen of gospel, Sister Margreta Marshall, to be done by the dynamic and vocally-powerful Paula Hinds.

Contemporary gospel recording artiste Toni Norville has been officially added to perform as part of that tribute, which will end with a performance by Sister Marshall herself.

“Gospel music is one of the most significant genres of music played, bought and performed in the Barbadian market. This has been the case for decades, and gospel events continue to be among the biggest box office draws on island,” suggested Morris.

“We will certainly feature this year, and every year, gospel as a major part of the event’s entertainment package, as we have, in past years, featured James Leacock, Kareen Clarke, Dwight Crawford, Paula Hinds, Toni Norville, Allison Norville-Forde, Sheldon Hope and others, and have awarded the one and only Joseph Niles, who was thankfully there to receive the award in person.

“We are currently in negotiations with one of the world’s greatest gospel artistes in history to attend the event as well, and should this be confirmed, the BMAs 2013 will be etched in history as an event of epic proportions, particularly in the gospel arena.”

The Barbados Music Awards Facebook page is up and running, and fans can visit the page to vote for their favourite artistes in various categories, including the Gospel Artist of the Year.

They can click “like” on the page, and vote in the numerous categories available.

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