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Kanye West’s Sunday Service comes to Emancipation Park this Friday

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 3:34 PM
Kanye West (center) bows his head in prayer during his "Sunday Service" at The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Saturday, October 5, 2019. (Colter Peterson/The Deseret News via AP)

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer

American rapper, Kanye West, and his Sunday Service group will stage a free concert at Emancipation Park this Friday.

West, who gave his life to Christ in April, will be accompanied by the 120-Voice Choir Sunday Service and a 15-member band.

The concert, a gift to Jamaicans, starts at 7:00 p.m.

This is Sunday Service’s first appearance in the Caribbean, since it did its first concert in January and, according to production manager, Jonathan Coleman, Africa, Europe and Asia are next.

Coleman said one of West’s employees is Jamaican, and it was her idea to bring the gospel group to the island.

“He told me on Monday morning that he wanted to do the concert here and it is going to happen,” Coleman told The Gleaner, excited about sharing his newly minted Christian boss with Jamaica.

Earlier today when The Gleaner spoke with Coleman, he was at Emancipation Park working through the logistics.

He was being assisted by the Jamaica Tourist Board moving around the cultural capital.

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