Jamaica News, March 24, 2018 – Israel Houghton Replaces Tasha Cobbs
Kington, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – The countdown has feverishly begun for the second annual Unity in the City, the soul stirring, foot stomping, praise and worship gospel concert, that took Kingston and Montego Bay in Jamaica by storm at the inaugural presentation last year. All systems are go the Easter Monday, April 2 event at the National Stadium in Kingston, including the addition of international gospel singer Israel Houghton who will replace Tasha Cobbs.
“Tasha was engaged through a third party agent who was responsible for handling negotiations and booking the artist for us” event founder Antoinette Ennis of SWOT Business Solution said.
Israel Houghton Replaces Tasha Cobbs: “We were only made aware that negotiations had broke down after Cobbs made an announcement on her Instagram page. Fortunately, we had enough time to find a credible replacement. We are extremely happy to announce singer, songwriter, producer and worship leader Israel Houghton as Cobbs’ replacement,” Ennis disclosed.
With worship being the primary focus of the concert, Israel Houghton will fit like a glove, as he is known for injecting contemporary gospel and worship with a blazing, youthful energy that has made him among the most influential tastemakers in his field. As leader of the Israel and The New Breed musical ensemble and ministry, he has amassed gold-selling albums comprised of gospel favourites such as To Worship You I Live, Every Prayer, Our God and Just Wanna Say.
Headliner Travis Greene is no stranger to Jamaica. Last year, praise and worship lovers could not get enough of him as he delivered a transcendent night of gospel songs. With memories still lingering of his awe inspiring stint on stage, Green is back to rekindle the gospel flame.
The third international singer slated to grace the stage is JJ Hairston. Hairston, who is the leader and director of Youth Praise choir is known for his exuberant, urban tinged gospel music, so look for fireworks on Easter Monday organizers promise.
Evangelist Kevin Downswell is also billed as a performer. He has earned many accolades for his work in the gospel ministry including awards for 2017 – Album of the Year, Male Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and Collab of the Year “Not Afraid” with Rondell Positive. He received the JARIA’s Icon Award for Gospel 2017, and the Youth View Award for Favorite Gospel Artiste. Also expected to deliver stand out moments is award winning gospel singer Jermaine Edwards who has gotten better as a performer over the past year. He has added more songs to his already impressive catalogue so look for him to engage worshippers as he lifts up the name of Jesus. Other acts billed for the event are DJ Nicholas, and Ity Ellis.