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Marion Hall promises 'powerful and mighty' performance at Come Celebrate Jesus

BY MARK CUMMINGS
Editor-at-Large
cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com

Thursday, October 05, 2017

ROSE HALL, St James - When Minister Marion Hall, formerly dancehall artiste Lady Saw, takes the stage at Come Celebrate Jesus at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Saturday night for her debut gospel performance in western Jamaica, patrons should expect nothing less than “ministering in music and song” from the once secular artiste.

“I am going to minister to them (patrons) and do some songs from my first gospel album and give them a taste of my new album,” Minister Hall told the Jamaica Observer West on Tuesday.

“I know that the Holy Spirit will be up in there because whenever I travel and go out, the Spirit of God comes with me. So my performance is going to be powerful and mighty, and I am just encouraging people to come out and see what God has been doing through me, because God don't leave me whenever I am going out to minister.”

Hall's first gospel album named When God Speaks, which was number five on the Billboard charts, includes songs such as I Had Jesus, There's a Room in My House, Won't Worry, Jesus in the End, and Enemy.

Hall told the Observer West via telephone from Florida on Tuesday, that her new album, His Grace, which is yet to be released, will include Ain't No Love Like My Jesus Love, You Can't Stop My Praise, His Grace and My Jesus is Alive.

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB)-sponsored event, which is being staged by BA&D Gospel Productions, will also be highlighted by performances from international gospel recording artiste, Kurt Carr, Kevin Downswell, Ramone Watson, Anique Morris and the Leharia Singers.

To date, Kevin Downswell has performed on all of the five stagings of Come Celebrate Jesus.

Other local and international artistes who have previously graced the Come Celebrate Jesus stage include Ron Kenoly, Papa San, Kuckudoo, Keisha Peart, Alvin Slaughter and VaShawn Mitchell.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to two charities.

Tickets for the event, which begins at 6:30 pm, are now available at Sinclair's Bargain Centre in Lucea, El Paso, Fontana Pharmacy, Di Foto Shoppe in Montego Bay, Systems & Innovations in Savanna-la-Mar and Love 101FM& Music Mart in Kingston.