PHILIPSBURG:—GIFTED Foundation is hosting their fourth annual SXM Weekend of POWER for June 27 – July 2, 2016. The youth-empowerment foundation has a series of activities lined up for this event, tying in with the country’s celebration of Emancipation. With Curtis Jordan’s ‘Caribbean Gospel Music Tour’ – Beyond Borders, twelve artistes from across the Caribbean will be visiting primary and high schools from June 27 to 29 as students and teachers prepare for summer fun. On June 30, the University of St. Martin has partnered with GIFTED to host the GIFTED Royalty Awards Ceremony. On Friday, July 1, there will be a free concert held at the Port de Plaisance tent at 7pm, and on Saturday, July 2, a music network and trade show for local and regional talent will be held at USM.
POWER School Tours
School tours kick off on Monday, June 27 at the St. Maarten Academy (Academic Section). On Tuesday, June 28, the artistes will be visiting Milton Peters College, MAC Elementary schools and Comprehensive Secondary, St. Maarten Academy PSVE, St. Maarten Vocational Training School, Hillside Christian School – St. Peters, Ruby Labega Primary. On June 29, the tour continues to Sundial School, Charlotte Brookson Academy, MG DeWeever, Prince Willem Alexander, SDA Primary, Dr. ML King Primary, Leonard Connor and Asha Stevens Hillside Christian schools. On visiting the high schools, the spotlight will be cast on this year’s GIFTED Royalty Award Nominees. These nominees will be honored on June 30 at a formal ceremony on the grounds of the University of St. Martin in Philipsburg.
In the vein of the national holiday, on July 1 there will be a free Worldchangers concert under the tent at Port de Plaisance with the music ministers of the Caribbean Gospel Music Tour – Beyond Borders, Curtis Jordan, Ayanah Gordon-Wallace, Gozzy, Omar Ewen, Nyquan, ONE Music Group, Pasquin, Dominic, Randy Freeman, Shawn J, DRJ, and Nigel Lopez. This promises to be a great night of positive messages in reggae, soca, contemporary, reggaeton, R&B, and traditional gospel. The artistes will also share their knowledge of the music industry on July 2 in a Music Tradeshow at the University of St. Martin.
GIFTED Foundation seeks to impact the youth of St. Maarten and the region through providing positive influential social enhancement through music and other platforms by networking with local, regional and international partners. For more information, visit and like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GIFTEDLIGHT For WorldChanger t-shirts and/or more details you may call 524-3680 or 587-7533.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Fourth SXM Weekend of POWER – Royalty Awards, School Tours plus Emancipation Day concert.