Gospel concert for the youth

The Cayman Youth Services Unit is celebrating Caribbean Youth Day by hosting a free praise and worship gospel concert for young people.

The event takes place at the Mary Miller Memorial Hall, Red Bay, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday.

“Last year’s concert was so awesome that patrons expressed to us that it should be done more frequently. Our budget and manpower dictates that it could be done annually. So here we are, gathering all of the young people together to worship God,” said James Myles, coordinator of the government Youth Services Unit.

The theme for this year’s Caribbean Youth Day, held on Sept. 30, is “Embracing technology to promote innovative and sustainable conscious Caribbean youth.”

Cayman CARICOM Youth Ambassadors James Geary and Takiyah Smith will be the Emcees for the night. They represent the youth of Cayman on the regional CARICOM Youth Board and have been appointed for the past two years. James is a recent graduate of Anderson University in Indiana and Takiyah is about to start her senior year at Alabama’s Oakwood University.

The lineup of local talent on the night will include Elmslie Youth Group dancers, Walkers Road Chapel Children Choir and Abbey & Boys from Savannah United, Red Bay Praise & Worship Team Gideon Pathfinders Drum Corp, Bodden Town Chapel Youth Band, Shanda Gallego, CJ’s Angels and Gabriella King. James Geary will also be performing with Fusion Youth from Frank Sound Chapel Church.

According to Mr. Myles, they are hoping to connect with a youth group in Cayman Brac via Skype and record the event to put on YouTube. They also hope to have the concert broadcast on local gospel radio stations Love 103.1 FM and Big Fish 95.5FM.

Refreshments will be provided by Rotaract Blue.