The “rootsy”, sunny and accessible vocals of Jamaican gospel star Carlene Davis will create a vibe of anticipation and celebration at Caribbean Gospelfest during Caribbean Week in New York next month.
The versatile Davis, whose beautiful lyricism and gloriously soulful and catchy reggae-splashed rhythms have earned her accolades and awards both regionally and internationally, will headline the three-hour concert.
One of the most credible of Jamaican artistes, Davis brings a burst of energy and a flavourful spirit to Caribbean Gospelfest at the Hanson Place United Methodist Church on St. Felix Street in Brooklyn, starting at 4:30 p.m. on June 11, 2006.
“Carlene Davis is as inspirational as they come and will be a real treat for New Yorkers during Caribbean Week,” said Hugh Riley, CTO’s director of marketing for the Americas. “As a personal fan, I am eagerly looking forward to Carlene’s performance.”
Other long-time favourites and current star performers will include: Joseph Niles of Barbados; Harrella Goodwin of the U.S. Virgin Islands; The Bahamas Praise Team of Nassau, Bahamas; Wendy Mitchell and Wayne Johnson of Trinidad and Tobago; The New Life Ambassadors of St. Vincent & the Grenadines; and the Chapman Brothers of Jamaican and Trinidadian descent.
Reverend Catherine Williams of Trinidad & Tobago will also be on hand to deliver a spiritual message on the religious beliefs of those living in the Caribbean and abroad.
Admission to Caribbean Gospelfest is $15 in advance via www.caribbeanweekny.com or $20 at the door. Space is limited.