Evangelist Kevin Downswell, who hails from the parish of Westmoreland, in Jamaica, will – for the first time – celebrate his birthday with a boat ride in Brooklyn, New York.
On Sunday, July 24, he will be joined by fellow gospel artists Judith Gayle and Prodigal Son, as well as popular radio personalities Bro Gary, DJ Glen and DJ Skirritt, on Liberty Belle at Brooklyn Army Terminal: 140 58th Street. They will set sail at 6pm.
Tye Tribbett‘s upcoming album, All Things New, will be available on digital music platforms as of Friday, July 8th. The seventeen-track record, which has only one feature: PJ Morton, will also be published on disc for persons preferring physical copies.
To celebrate the project, Tye will be having a Free Release Concert on the same day – July 8th – at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (445 S. Magnolia Avenue) in Orlando, Florida. Starting time is 7pm.
On Saturday, July 16 all roads will lead to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia for the 37th Annual Stellar Awards. This year’s hosts will be multi award-winning independent recording artist Jekalyn Carr, and singer-songwriter, multi award-winning actress and author Kierra Sheard.
The team at Reach Records just delivered another banger! On new music Friday – June 24th – Tedashii aka T-Dot, Trip Lee and Lecrae‘s collaborative single, Respect My Team, went live on all digital streaming platforms.
The men, through their skillfully crafted lyrics, highlighted their longevity in the Christian-rap game, while simultaneously showing us why they’re deserving of our respect. The official video was also published.
Jamaica, a small Caribbean island with a population of approximately three million people, has a murder rate that is simply incomprehensible for its size. The preceding statement should be amended to read: a murder rate that cannot be understood by the non believer. A follower of Christ however, sees the ongoing homicides in the country for exactly what it is: an unrelenting demonic attack on the nation.
Equator Faith Mission, a Kingston based church, is one of the local Christian organizations that’s doing what it can to combat the constant chaos. To that end, they will be hosting an event called Acts of Praise on Friday, July 1, on the church grounds – 61 Maxfield Avenue, Kingston 13, Jamaica. Their objective is to raise funds for the church’s Youth Empowerment Projects.
Because most of the crimes are being committed by young people, the idea is to create and execute projects that will keep them engaged and empowered. As we all know: the devil finds work for idle hands. Acts of Praise will feature performances by Jody-K, Jodian Pantry, Curtis Rhoden, Sherlon Russell and LAUD Dance Ministry. The church is asking for a donation of $1,000 JMD for adults and $500 JMD for kids.
With the Kingdom Tour, which officially commenced at the beginning of June, now underway and the brand new album – Kingdom Book One – now available on all streaming platforms, it is hard to know which was done to commemorate the other.
What is undeniable is that whether the songs are being performed live on stage or streamed from a digital store, God is indeed getting all the glory. Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin have approached both projects with humility and wisdom.
The LP – published by Maverick City Music, Fo Yo Soul and RCA Inspiration, has a total of eleven tracks. Vocalists featured on the record are Naomi Raine, Chandler Moore, Brandon Lake, Lizzie Morgan, Dante Bowe, Maryanne J. George, Kirk Franklin and Ryan Ofei. Voices of incarcerated men can also be heard throughout the project, as it was recorded at the Everglades Correctional Institution in Miami.