A joyful noise for Spanish Town
THE St Catherine Parish Council's free gospel concert in Spanish Town Sunday night was a joyful and inspirational occasion.
The artistes hail from the old capital and made a joyful noise in song and praise that electrified the massive crowd which converged at the intersection of French and Beckford streets.
Glad tidings flowed on what could be called a peace concert, from revivalist singer Ku-Ku Doo, Stitchie and Lubert Levy.
During his well-received set, Ku-Ku Doo evoked excitement with King David, See People Business and Leave It Alone, Who Could It Be, Jerusalem, and God Is Still Is God.
He brought on Chenneika McCollin who did the revival-style My God (Is Badder The Yours) and a former member of the group Katalys who sang Let Go, Let God.
Levy's songs included Baddaration Deh Yah Inna Spanish Town, Fi Mi God Provide, Jesus Build A Fence Around Us, Take It By Force and Roll Jordan.
Stitchie started his secular career in Spanish Town but is now a minister of religion. He gave an energetic performance which included Jehovah, done to the beat of the Skatalites' Rockfort Rock.
He went into Things Nuh So Pretty Again in The Dancehall, a critique of the genre that brought him prominence.
Bishop Rohan Edwards, one of the dignitaries who addressed the audience, repeated a statement by National Security Minister Peter Bunting concerning the rape of five females in a community close to Montego Bay, St James, recently.
"Mr Bunting said that Montego Bay must take a page from the book of Spanish Town," Bishop Edwards said to loud applause.
"Spanish Town is now leading the charge where peace and love is concerned," he added.
Also performing were Terrica Pryce, Courtney Cooke, Syl Bell, Sam Wisdom, Levy's Heritage, Sister Pat, Jermaine Edwards and the Lighthouse Assembly Youth and Lighthouse Assembly Combine Choirs.