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November 28, 2012
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Jermaine Edwards to stage gospel concert

Jermaine Edwards

Jermaine Edwards, one of gospel music's most noted musical ministers, will join forces with friends this Christmas to make gospel fans smile.

The singer is widely known for his singles, Nothing Else Matters, Destiny, Never Lose My Faith, featuring DJ Nicholas and It's Not Over, featuring Richie Stevens, and others.

He will stage the Jermaine Edwards and Friends concert at the Karram Speid Auditorium, Constant Spring Road, on Saturday, December 22.

The concert, featuring top ministers including DJ Nicholas, Kevin Downswell, Omari, Rondell Positive, and Judith Gayle ,among others, starts at 6 p.m.

Edwards, the only gospel artiste signed to communications giant, Digicel, said persons can come out expecting to hear their favourite gospel hits.

"In addition to that, it's going to be a lot of high-energy performances. The production is going to be one-of-a-kind, the lighting is going to be great so everyone can see, plus, of course, a wide range of food. Persons can definitely expect to leave with a smile," he said.

Edwards said among the chief reasons for staging the concert is to purchase equipment to travel across the island to minister to students, especially those in troubled communities.

"The concert is in aid of raising funds to buy PA equipment and a truck to transport them. We are going to do school-empowerment tours which will include talks, motivation, career decisions, testimonials of people who came out of the ghetto, yet achieved their goals in spite of that.

"We will also be inviting those in corporate Jamaica and artistes who are good role models for our children, to motivate, entertain and to inspire the greatness in everyone who will listen," said Edwards.

"This school tour will target inner-city schools, troubled communities which are exposed to violence, teen pregnancy and things like that. The fact is that inner-city children are more exposed to drugs, sex, alcohol, violence, abuse, begging and a host of other things.

"We want to reach out to them and counsel and motivate them. So, this is the chief purpose of the concert, which will be an annual one. So everyone, come on out and celebrate great music with your friends and family because it's for a great cause."

Admission to the concert is $1,000 pre-sold and $1,200 at the gate.

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