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ULP supporters hear the gospel

ULP supporters hear the gospel


Gospel Explosion, the first in a series of gospel concerts put on by the Unity Labour Party (ULP) was soul-stirring. And the dynamic and pulsating performances presented by three of the region’s finest gospel singers, including our own gospel sensation Bridget Blucher made Sunday evening an unforgettable one.

By the time Barbados’ gospel princess Kareen Clarke graced the Richland Park Playing Field with her presence, the park was already coloured red by the attire of thousands of ULP supporters – old, middle-aged and young, who tirelessly came out in their numbers to express support for their party.{{more}}

The beautiful young woman with an angelic voice instantly created a nostalgic feeling which particularly seemed to captivate the members of the Christian community in attendance.

Clarke set the pace for the night’s energetic performances by kicking off with the tune “When I call on Jesus”. This was followed by “Everything means nothing if you don’t have Jesus” and “God raised you up.” As she delivered this tune Clarke invited Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves on stage, clasped his hand in hers, and as she walked him around the stage she continued singing as if giving a glimpse of Heaven.

Next to take to the stage was Jamaican Marvia Providence who now resides in Canada. Providence increased the tempo and as she rocked and grooved to the rhythm, the crowd who joined her at times as a mass choir was encouraged to lift their praises to the Lord.

Among the hits that Providence delivered were songs like “I will praise you Lord with every breath that I take” and “He is Lord”. She left the crowd craving more but the time was drawing nigh for the night’s featured act, Bridget Blucher.

It was 10:20 p.m when Blucher decked in black immediately took control and enthralled her audience with the hit “Running, running for a long long time”. As she rocked and danced with an aura of delight she continued with the track “I’ll fly away”.

“It’s good to be home one more time,” said Blucher while taking a breather. Pointing to the Prime Minister she told him whatever he does or says he should call on “the Master”.

Blucher resumed with the hits “Bigger than all my problems”, “Rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham” and “By the rivers of Babylon”.

Before Blucher brought the curtains down on the night’s event she told Prime Minister Gonsalves that anything he is going through he must always say, “God is bigger than that”.

Other gospel singers who will be touching down on the shores of St.Vincent and the Grenadines in the next few days before the General Elections are Carlene Davis, Joseph Niles, King Obstinate, and Sanchez.