Powerful theme song today

Sunday, June 10, 2018

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The Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity show is to unveil its theme song at the 18th staging of the event set for this evening at 6:00 pm at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew.

According to Ewan Simpson, musical director of the annual concert, there had been talk in recent times about composing a theme song that would reflect the message of the cause of the Mustard Seed Communities, which benefits from the annual show. However, this year it happened through a collaboration between himself and Oshin Levy of Levy's Heritage, which is 2018 Sterling Awardee for Group of the Year and 2012 JCDC Gospel winners.

“The words of the Powerful Women & Men theme song are meant to inspire change, starting with each person, aimed at making the world a better place. It is a utopian song [and] grounded in reality,” said Simpson.

Entitled The Will, the theme song begins as a ballad, then develops into a funky, reggae beat.

“We wanted to write the Powerful Women & Men theme song with an international appeal so the event could be promoted and recognised globally,” said Simpson.

Among the artistes featured on the theme song are: One Third and Levy's Heritage, as well as performers Althea Hewitt, Dr Christine Walters, Michael Powell and Rosemarie Lee. It will feature the Band IN2NATION, which forms the supporting orchestra for the annual show.

According to Simpson, there are plans to record the song and efforts will be made soon after this year's show to identify a record producer to work on the project.

Over the past 17 years, the Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity Show, conceptualised by Thyra Heaven, has raised over $80 million to benefit the Mustard Seed Communities, which cares for 600 abandoned and physically challenged children, some with HIV-AIDS.

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