Some serious musical talent will be on display at Worship Fest 2012.
The concert takes place at the Lions Centre on Friday, 24 August in Grand Cayman and is being organised by the Cayman Outreach Association.
“We are calling it a White Affair meaning that everyone should dress in white but of course people may come dressed however they choose,” Bryon Kelly tells Weekender.
“The concert is to raise funds for the Cayman Outreach Association High After School Programme. We are just a group of average people trying to do something for the youth in our community. Hopefully these funds will give our high school kids an alternative that will keep them occupied and off the streets. The event is totally not for profit, but intended as a ministry to the Cayman Islands.”
It’s emceed by Bro, Ricardo & Sis and Beverly McCay and performers include Papa San of Church House, Quince E Howard from the TD Jakes Worship Team plus Vashawn Mitchell of Nobody Greater.
A local group, to be announced, will open the event.
Papa San is noted to be a trailblazer in gospel reggae and is often known as Jamaica’s fastest lyrical-speaking DJ.
With a career spanning more than 20 years, Papa San has emerged at the forefront of music and in ministry as a leader and an innovator continuing to push the envelope with enthralling rhythmic dancehall music. This evolution is reflected in his continual presentation of poignant lyrics and in his dedication to the Gospel.
“It’s taken me awhile to get here, to evolve into the Christian I am now,” he says. “I know who I am and who I represent. I represent the Father, I am His son.”
Vashawn Mitchell has won six Stellar Awards and been nominated for a Grammy. During 2011, he had the mega-hit single Nobody Greater, from the top album Triumphant. Billboard magazine named the single the most-played gospel song of 2011 – it spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Gospel Songs Chart and also crossed over to the Urban and Contemporary Adult Charts. He was also named the No. 1 gospel radio artist of 2011 by Billboard.
Gates open at 5pm, the event begins at 6pm. Tickets are available from Foster’s Food Fair, BJ’s Electronics and Corners Restaurant. It’s $20 in advance, $25 at the door on the night.