'We were completely excited' ... Producer of Kanye West's show says rapper looking forward to concert

October 18, 2019
The production team in preparation ahead of Kanye West's Sunday Service this afternoon. PHOTO BY GLADSTONE TAYLOR
Jonothan Coleman

The producer of Kanye West’s Sunday Service says the internationally acclaimed rapper is excited about performing in Jamaica. West's Sunday Service is being held outside of the United States of America for the first time. It is being staged at Emancipation Park in Kingston.

"We just want to achieve togetherness, oneness and you know, the presence of God. It is a wonderful experience when people come together to praise and worship. And to be able to do that in our unique way, where we take not only Christian songs, but we take Hip-Hop and RnB songs and flip them into Christian lyrics, to be able to lift up the name of Jesus and just encourage people,” Jonothan Coleman told THE STAR.

The announcement of today's pop-up concert was made two days ago by the entertainment ministry, which is facilitating the concert. Coleman told THE STAR that the selection of Jamaica is no accident.

"Mr. West has an employee who is from Jamaica, and so, they were talking about Sunday Service and she said, ‘you should go to Jamaica, people there really love you. So he called me and said ‘let’s go down to Jamaica and let’s make it happen,’" he related.

"So I came out and met the minister (Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange) and Jamaica has completely rolled out the red carpet for us to be able to bless the people with the presence and the spirit of God, through Sunday Service,” added Coleman.

He said that Kanye and the entire team are thrilled to be able to share their unique way of praising with Jamaica.

“Jamaica is wonderful … the hospitality is unbelievable. It’s a very, very beautiful country. We weren’t hesitant to come here, we were completely excited,” he added.




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