High praises at Hi-Pro show

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Print this page Email A Friend!

The inclement weather did not deter the crowd from gathering at Hi-Pro Denbigh Gospel Extravaganza at the Denbigh showground on Sunday night.

The show, which started on time at 6:00 pm, saw patrons moving to the beat of the island's gospel stars with umbrellas and a soggy underfoot.

Among the performers were: Carlene Davis, DJ Nicholas, Rondell Positive and Kevin Downswell. They were joined on stage by visually impaired Courtney Cooke, 13-year-old Simona Saure, Anishca Judah and Kimola Brown Lowe. They were all backed by the On The Shout Band. Ity and Fancy Cat kept the crowd amused as they carried out emcee duties.

With her powerful voice of praise, Judah brought church to Denbigh and the people loved every minute. The teenaged singer Saure had the crowd mesmerised with her cover of Whitney Houston's Greatest Love of All and her original Love & Harmony. So inspiring was her set that Ity invited young patrons to come on stage to match Simona's singing, which got the crowd excited.

Carlene Davis did a blistering 45-minute set which had the crowd blowing their vuvuzela horns to show love of such songs as Precious Lord, One Handful of Salt, Nothing But the Blood, and Days of Elijah.

Rondell Positive, who returned from the Cayman Island that night, was as energetic as ever and ended his performance with the ever popular Keeping Me Alive.

DJ Nicholas delivered the controversial hip hop track Shotta Man, featuring Dunamis, who joined him on stage. The crowd couldn't contain their excitement when he put them through the exercises in the Holy Ghost Gym.

But the 'man of the last hour' was Kevin Downswell, who did such numbers as All the Way, Goodbye World and If It's Not You.

Downswell introduced Brown Lowe — whose album I Choose drops this week — before performing his 'anthem' You Make Me Stronger. At the end of his set the audience refused to move, so he was welcomed back on stage for a worship segment and altar call, with Nadine Blair leading in prayer.




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon