“Music is the universal language of mankind” – Henry Longfellow.

“Music once admitted to the soul becomes a sort of spirit and never dies” – Edward Lytton.

“Where words leave off, music begins” – Heinrich Heine.

Though I had heard about Joss Stone before her concert here on Monday, I had never listened to her music. Music is an essential part of my life – it is what gets me through the worst and best of times. Every day I listen to a wide range of music, so I am not sure how I let such a talent escape me for so long.

The concert was held at the Eucalyptus Garden Amphitheatre of the Theatre Guild of Guyana. It was produced by University of Guyana’s office of Philanthropy, Alumni and Civic Engagement (PACE) and supported by the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Business for the benefit of local non-governmental organisation Help and Shelter and the University of Guyana’s Artist in Residence Programme.

In addition to Stone, the attendees were wowed not only by the Distinguished Artist in Residence Ras Camo Williams on pan, Creole Rock, Buxton Fusion, MaskaJazz, Indus Voices and Collage, but of course the Grammy Award Winning artiste Joss Stone…..

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