Explosive Shem once again!
It is being held on November 29; and, apart from the presence of an international gospel act and top local singers, the extravaganza will include a special tribute in music and word to the late Godfather Of Gospel Music Joseph Niles.
One of the music ministers who will be taking part in this event is an 11-year-old dynamite who last year stole the hearts of hundreds of patrons attending the 2014 Massy Stores Independence Gospel Explosion at the Wildey Gymnasium. He is Shem White, a pupil of Hillaby Turners Hall Primary School.
Diminutive, but fearless and vocally powerful and charismatic, Shem walked on to the stage to deafening screams, leaving to even louder ones that amounted to an encore.
The engaging schoolboy said afterwards that he had been receiving many requests to sing at churches across Barbados, but “I had to miss one”.
Having already endeared himself to those who heard him before, Shem continued to win even more hearts through his inspiring, alluring and amazingly confident performance for a child of such a tender age.
Shem was so captivating at last year’s event that when international headliner Bridget Blucher, who followed, came onstage to do her set, she called him out to join her in singing By The Rivers Of Babylon, which impressed her even more.
Stay tuned for more.
Meanwhile, Faith In God Ministries has a dramatic presentation coming to the Nazarene Church Of God in Collymore Rock, St Michael, on November 7, that is going to knock your socks off.
Entitled Where Is The Love?, the dramatic piece will be interspersed with musical and interpretative movement performances from Barry Reid, saxophonist Kieshelle Rawlins, Alicia Harding and the Soul Reapers.
The drama comprises 18 characters who will seek to reflect the question Where Is The Love?
The event will begin at 6 p.m.
This is the second year Faith In God Ministries Church will be staging such a programme –– which is in aid of the youth ministry.
Until next time, blessings!