Greater VI singers serenade hundreds

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United States Virgin Islands reggae performer Junyah performs at the Bridging the Gap concert held on Sunday at Prospect Reef. The event featured mainly entertainers from the greater Virgin Islands. Photo: NGOVOU GYANG

March 01, 2015

The Virgin Islands and the United States VI are separated by water, but when it comes to music and culture they largely stand united. United States Virgin Islands reggae performer Junyah performs at the Bridging the Gap concert held on Sunday at Prospect Reef. The event featured mainly entertainers from the greater Virgin Islands. Photo: NGOVOU GYANG This unity was clear on Sunday at Prospect Reef when eight performers from the two territories entertained about 400 people at the Bridging the Gap concert organised by Irie VI Entertainment. “Whether you’re black or white, all the world needs and all we need is love,” VI reggae singers Shine I and Maccabee sang in unison. Into the wee hours of Monday morning, the eight performers sang about unity and the need to be each other’s keepers. McKenzie “B More” Baltimore, the first performer of the night, focused his two songs on the need for a peaceful world and the importance of tolerance. “The show tonight was fabulous,” he said after he left the stage. “The crowd loved the performance. I really just wanted to go out there and give a strong message of love and also inspire the people.” See the March 5, 2015 edition for full coverage.