Sun | Apr 22, 2018


Published:Friday | March 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Neisha-Yen Jones
Wayne Armond
The Immaculate Conception High School Orchestra performing in 2013.


180 student musicians a Holy Trinity Cathedral


The Holy Trinity Cathedral will resound this Sunday, April 2, with beautiful music, when approximately 180 young musicians showcase their talents at the 2017 Expressions of Love 3 Concert. The concert starts at 4 p.m.

Among the schools participating are the Immaculate Conception High School Symphony Orchestra and Glee Club, the Kingston College Chapel Choir and members of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica. The event is under the distinguished patronage of the Most Rev Kenneth Richards, D.D., archbishop of Kingston.

The concert will be under the artistic direction of Steven Woodham, who said, "I am very pleased to present this concert under the auspices of the Holy Trinity Cathedral and these young and talented youth groups. The newly refurbished cathedral is such a magnificent space for the them to present their cultural expressions, where entire families can enjoy wholesome entertainment."

Persons who attend will be contributing to the improvement of the Cathedral, the Ozanam Home for the Aged and the Immaculate Conception Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will need to host the Luthiers Without Borders, a group of volunteers who travel the world repairing violins for musicians, and who have kindly agreed to come to Jamaica to provide this service for the Immaculate Conception Symphony Orchestra.


CABARET fundraiser on Sunday


For over 20 years, Seretse Small, founder and director of Avant Music Academy, participated in and organised live events in various formats at a number of Kingston's known and lesser-known spots. He was also Jamaica's licence holder for the Global Battle of the Bands, and saw back-to-back wins for Jamaican acts (Dubtonic Kru and Di Blueprint Band) in the prestigious international performance contest.

Small says the growth of live music will require a significant investment in the training and development of our young musicians. He is putting most of his musical energy into the recently launched scholarship programme at Avant Academy of Music. To that end, the school is staging a series of fundraising concerts that will also showcase the growth of scholarship awardees.

The next benefit, 'CABARET', takes place on Sunday at the Centre For Language & Culture, 21 Grosvenor Terrace. The three-hour concert features performances by Wayne Armond of Chalice, jazz guitarist Seretse Small, 'A Taste of Broadway' musical theatre by Neisha-Yen Jones & Company, along with performances by teachers and students of the school.


Keznamdi does 'Victory' with Chronixx


Skyline Levels Vol. 1, the upcoming project from reggae artiste Keznamdi, will be available worldwide on April 21. Before that, the 25 year-old reggae artiste is releasing one of the tracks from the project, Victory, which features Chronixx.

Victory zooms in on the public adoration and splendour of success, juxtaposing that with the harsh reality of failure and disappointment. Produced by Keznamdi and 'The Ziah', it was premiered on Sunday by English musical veteran David Rodigan on BBC 1 Xtra. Supporting visuals for the track was recently shot in Portland and Kingston and will premiere simultaneously with the project on April 21.

"I've been working on this project for a little over a year now, so I am just really happy that the project is now ready ... Victory is special for Chronixx and I, as it's a reality that we have both lived being in this industry," said Keznamdi.