Kirk Franklin confirms presence at Adom Praiz 2013
Organisers of the 2013 edition of Ghana’s biggest gospel show, Adom Praiz, are confident that their star attraction for the night, Kirk Franklin, will make a huge splash following confirmation of his presence at the event.
The award winning American gospel musician, choir director and author is set to headline Adom Praiz 2013, to be held on Saturday August 3, at the Perez Dome, formerly Word Miracle Chapel, Dzorwulu junction in Accra.
The multiple Grammy Award winner, known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God’s Property and One Nation Crew (1NC), confirmed he will be performing at the concert on his website, www.kirkfranklin.com.
He will be backed by an 11 man band. The cream of Ghanaian gospel artistes are also billed to perform on the night to complement his unique brand and keep gospel lovers dancing the night away.
Kirk Franklin is the latest high profile foreign artiste to feature on the award winning yearly Adom Praiz, after earlier performances by Cece Winans and Ron Kenoly.
Organizers of the concert plan to eschew the ‘normal Ghana Made Time’ of starting events late, insisting the first artiste will start ministering on the stroke of 6:30pm.
For nearly two decades now, Kirk Franklin has been a multi-platinum-selling purveyor of majestic fusions of gospel and contemporary music.
He is a pioneer in gap-bridging musicianship, uniting audiences across gospel, hip hop, pop and R&B. His irresistible rhythms and rhapsodies have resulted in albums that consistently top both Billboard’s Gospel and Christian charts, as well as ascend triumphantly into the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip Hop chart.
He is also the New York Times bestseller author for The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life’s Storms (Gotham/Penguin) as well as the host and executive producer of the gospel talent show “Sunday Best,” the highest-rated gospel program in BET network history now heading into its fourth season.
To date, the musical trendsetter has garnered nine GRAMMY® Awards; an American Music Award; 39 Stellar Awards (gospel); 16 Dove Awards (CCM); eight NAACP Image Awards; two BET Music Awards, a Soul Train Award and numerous others.
The organizers of Adom Praiz 2013 have promised to provide a musical feast. Judging from the careful planning and the long running screening process for Ghanaian gospel artistes to complement Kirk Franklin, Saturday August 3, 2013 is a date worth marking in your event calendar.