Two artists from St. Kitts and Nevis made history last week when they became the first artists from the Federation to be featured on the Caribbean Gospel Music Tour which has been around since 2012. Dominic Brookes and Nyquan, both signed to St. Kitts-based gospel music label Jife Music, left the island for St. Maarten last week to participate in the St. Maarten leg of the tour, which is coming to an end on Tuesday. They return to St. Kitts on Wednesday to begin the St. Kitts leg of the tour with four other artists from St. Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Guyana.
The tour started by Trinidad and Tobago gospel artist Curtis Jordan, provides the opportunity and platform for Caribbean gospel artists to minister to thousands throughout the entire length of the tour. The artists visit several islands over a two month period getting exposure to their ministry and career and making valuable connections with concert promoters and churches while building a new fan base. Nyquan and Dominic Brookes perform as solo artists but in April released a debut single together entitled “Amazing—” A dance infused gospel track celebrating the amazing love of Jesus Christ.
While in St. Maarten, the artists were featured on the Power School Tour performing at 15 schools and two concerts last weekend, sharing stage with some of Caribbean gospel music heavy weights like DJ Nicholas, Rizon and Kevin Smith. In the process, Nyquan released his first EP: No Distance, which features the hit single “Amazing” and will have those CDs on sale in St. Kitts during the events this Friday and Saturday. Here in St. Kitts, both artists are also expected to tour with the visiting Caribbean artists, including being a part of the Unleash School Tour visiting 10 schools in both St. Kitts and Nevis.
On Friday June 5th at 7:30 p.m., the artists will perform at Bigger Better Louder Concert at the New Birth Gospel Tabernacle in Cayon. The concert will be in the form of a club style atmosphere and will also feature some other local acts. The headline acts for the event are: Curtis Jordan (Trinidad and Tobago), Nyquan (St. Kitts and Nevis), Dominic Brookes (St. Kitts and Nevis), Omar Ewen (Jamaica), Shawn English (Guyana), Keron Thomas (Trinidad and Tobago) and Joshua Ferrol (St. Maarten).
This event is followed by a Youth Rally in Sandy Point at the Unique Touch Christian Center on Saturday June 6th at 6:00pm. For more information on the events, persons are asked to call 662-2200 or 763-0064. Those interested in purchasing music from Nyquan or to learn about the other artists on the Jife Music label can visit: www.jifemusic.com.