Mrs. Green, Sandhya and Josanne,
I slept and rested all day on Sunday but I could not sleep until I sent this email which was heavy on my heart and mind.
I have blessed to bear witness to many Cafe Holiday concerts over the years. This concert on Saturday, December 6, 2014 was the BEST so far….but I know the best will keep coming and CAFE will have many more WONDERFUL concerts in the future.
When Ava Marie was performed I was moved to tears. I was captivated especially hearing Josanne”s solo performances…WOW!
The jazz combo was absolutely OUTSTANDING…to hear the flute and harmonica blended with the steel pan was simply awesome….. and of course our very own babies .. .The Rhythm Starters…..under the gifted guidance and tutelage of Candice Thomas.
Rhythm Starters demonstrated their skills and give us a preview of their developing skills and talents
as some of them prepare to take their rightful places in Positive Vibrations in the future.
Genesis and Pantones were simply the grace notes to the wonderful musical pieces that were performed.
Our CAFE Alumni Ensemble …what can I say…SO VERY PROUD OF ALL OF THEM…as my own daughter is a member of this esteemed group! They “rocked the house”" with their usual “showmanship” and expert musical talent and provided a most appropriate ”happy” and cheerful selection during our free will offering.
The Positive Vibrations performance along with the interpretive dance and the exciting and pulsating drumming ….”Go Tell It On The Mountain” ended the concert on such a high note for me…I could not move… I sat their savoring all that I had witnessed and thanking God for blessing this concert, the performers…. and blessing CAFE.
( I forgot I was supposed to go help with the bake sale!)
CAFE”s “ship” is in good hands ….as CAFE sets sail for the “high seas” moving on to the next level ; with Sundhya at the helm steering the program and administrative growth …and the wonderful, extremely talented and gifted Josanne steering the artistic musical helm and with Candice on board….and of course our “visionary” CEO…Lorna Green.
We cannot forget Liz Caesar who steers the creative arts helm providing creative and artistic guidance for our Cafe students and whose artistic skills help to set up our beautiful table display at the bake sale. Last but certainly not least ..our wonderful tutors, parents and volunteers,,,etc.
CAFE may encounter and have to navigate through ”choppy waters”, CAFE may accidentally and unintentionally “get off the course” as we sail …but CAFE’s compass “Dare to Dream’ will always bring CAFE back safely to shore and to CAFE’s mission…to continue to serve, grow and develop our young people.
In closing all I have to say is …….ALL ABOARD!!!….make way as we sail into the future of CAFE and stop at ONLY THE BEST “ports of calls” for our young people.
May God continue to bless CAFE and each and every one, each and every family represented during the Holiday Season and throughout the year.
May peace be unto us all.