Academy of Dance Barbados began in 2003; it is an affiliate
of Praise Academy of Dance Jamaica. Marcia Weeks and her team
were at the Flame Awards this year where they picked up the
award for artiste of the year, plus, dance group of the year
and dance act of the year. Her son Dan Jamal-Weekes won the
creative act of the year and husband, Dave Weekes, picked
up the award for recording of the year with Voice in a Voice
Vol 11 - The Experience Tent.
TO THREE ENTRIES CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
James Leacock, Silvertones
Alex Blackman, Promise
Rev Tony Lowe
The Awards are an example of
the myriad talents we have in the bosom of the Christian community.
Gospelfest was established in
1993 by the Barbados Tourist Board (BTB). The festival was
the brainchild of the then Minister of Tourism Wes Hall, now
Rev. Wes Hall. In 1995 the responsibility for the production
of the festival was passed on to the Gospelfest Organising
Committee made up of persons from the Christian community,
chaired by Barbadian event manager Adrian Agard. Adrian was
at the Flame Awards 2006 to pick up the sought after
The event was divided into six presentations
covering various artists. Flame Awards are hoping that by rewarding
our Gospel artistes they would see the need to aim for excellence
in everything they do. CLICK
to meet the winners.
Making special guest appearances along with
the artistes celebrating 25 years of achievement are Rommel,
Allison Norville-Forde, Jesus Army, Praise Academy of Dance
(boys), Image, Sheldon Hope and Ria Greene.