Friday 22 November, 2019

Gov't 'pleased' to facilitate Kanye West's Sunday Service - Grange

Olivia Grange

Olivia Grange

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says Kanye West's scheduled 'Sunday Service' concert at Emancipation Park "supports the government’s programme to establish Jamaica as the preferred destination for music and sport events.”

Grange said all is set for the American rapper to perform in Jamaica on Friday with more than 100 singers from his gospel choir.

“I can confirm that Kanye West will take his pop up Sunday Service series to Kingston this Heroes’ Weekend,” said Minister Grange in a news release.

Sunday Service is a series of gospel concerts that Kanye West has been hosting across the United States. Grange noted that it is “the first time that Kanye West will be hosting Sunday Service outside of the United States and he couldn’t have chosen a better country than Jamaica.”

She added: "The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is pleased to facilitate Kanye West’s performance in the country as it supports the government’s programme to establish Jamaica as the preferred destination for music and sport events.”

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is working closely with the Jamaica Tourist Board; the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency; the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation and other government entities to ensure the success of the event.

The concert will begin at 7pm.

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