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IT was truly a spiritual experience with great performances at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College in Kingston, on Saturday evening.
Presented by the Rescue Package Foundation, it was the fifth staging of the Liberation concert series as well as the launch of gospel artiste Papa San's One Blood album.
In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, the gospel deejay -- whose given name is Tyrone Thompson -- said One Blood was different from his previous efforts as 12 of the 13 tracks are collaborations.
"The album features 12 different artistes, background and cultures coming together celebrating and talking about the blood of Jesus Christ. That's why I call it One Blood. The one blood that washes all sins away," he said.
The collabs include American gospel artiste/producer Fred Hammond, Grammy Award-winning American Christian singer-songwriter Israel Haughton, American Christian hip-hop artiste Lecrae, and gospel deejay Stitchie.
During his performance, Papa San started off with old favourite Step Pon Di Enemy before going into his newest works including Right Track and One Blood. In between songs, he encouraged the huge audience to seek salvation before it was too late.
He was joined on stage by local gospel artiste Ryan Mark for God By My Side. The songs were well received by the audience.
Preceeding Papa San's appearance were performances from gospel artistes Omari, Dunamis, and Deneese Wright.
Goddy Goddy delivered an entertaining set and had patrons "backing it up" with his song Back It Up. Simulating his hand on the steering of a truck, he hoisted one foot in the air and "drove" backwards with the audience following suit.
Kevin Downswell moved the crowd to real worship mode with outstretched arms with his selections Close to You, You Make Me Stronger and If It's Not You.
-- Cecelia Campbell-Livingston
Gospel artistes Mark Ryan
(left) and Papa San
performing at Liberation at
Jamaica College on Old
Hope Road in Kingston on
Saturday. (PHOTO: CJAM)
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