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. 

Christmas is Family is an apt title for this Christmas album, which was to have been completed since mid-September. However, what others would have seen as a set-back was to these two amazing composers, an opportunity to proverbially “lend another ear” to their compositions.

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