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Christmas is Family By Dmitri Allicock

Slingshot Drepaul

Christmas is Family

By Dmitri Allicock

“It was written by the prophets of old
That the Messiah will come and good will unfold
He walks among the wretched who’ve sin
And cast away the demons from within
He came to save us from wickedness- yes Lord
May’s little child was blessed
And forever praised his name…”

Guyana’s famous John “Slingshot” Drepaul, a man for all seasons and his charming wife, Ingrid, continue to diligently prepare his CD, “Christmas is Family,” which could not be released for the 2013 Christmas Season as planned. Over a three-way telephone interview with Guyanese musician/ entertainer Slingshot and his wife, Trinidadian lyricist/ entertainer Ingrid, I came away at the end of the conversation with a wealth of information pertaining to the workings of a composer’s mind and perspective.    [Read More]

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