Prime Minister Commends Krosfyah???s On Its 20th Anniversary

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Prime Minister David Thompson (centre) with members of Krosfyah, following a press briefing yesterday at Ilaro Court to announce plans to mark the band’s 20th anniversary celebrations. The Prime Minister is the group’s patron.

One of Barbados’ most popular musical groups has been lauded for reaching its 20th anniversary.

In congratulating the band on reaching this milestone, Prime Minister David Thompson, described it "as a tremendous achievement" for these young men and ????attributed their success to tenacity, determination, a search for excellence and their unique music.

He observed that "they worked their way up in a very tight and difficult market, in the Caribbean and in Barbados," in particular, and, therefore, for all of those reasons they should be congratulated and complimented.

Mr. Thompson pointed out that the band "needed to be held up and supported" by the public and he expressed satisfaction that the anniversary coincided with the launch of Government’s Cultural Industries Policy.

The Prime Minister advised the group to remember the persons who had been instrumental in their success over the two decades.

In his response, lead singer, Edwin Yearwood, thanked the Prime Minister for his continued support. He said: "We plan to have a very busy year, and are planning for Krosfyah to grow from strength to strength, as we continue to represent Barbados."

Mr. Yearwood also disclosed that the group would be introducing a new logo called, "Krosfyah, Kings of the Groove" and said it was chosen as a result of their service throughout the Caribbean.

Events to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary include a church service at St. Barnabas Church on December 6, and a 20th anniversary show on December 31.

The group also plans to adopt a school, stage a free concert, launch a revamped website, complete an anniversary CD and a documentary showing the band’s history.

clashley@barbados.gov.bb

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