Angostura has produced an anthem of unity, harmony and strength called “Resilient” in light of a string of racist posts that have come to the fore on social media post-election.
The song’s aim is to unite the region reminding its people of how differences can be their strength. The song portrays Caribbean uniqueness and has an overarching message of perseverance.
It not only contains an inspirational message but celebrates the strength of the region’s people. Vocalists from several Caribbean countries came together to sing “Resilient” including Wayne Marshall (Jamaica); King Bubba (Barbados); Geniene Brown (St. Vincent and the Grenadines); Teddyson John (St. Lucia); Nailah Blackman (Trinidad and Tobago); Ravi B (Trinidad and Tobago); Terri Lyons (Trinidad and Tobago) and Rheon Elbourne (Trinidad and Tobago).
It was produced by Kubiyashi Productions (St. Vincent and the Grenadines and written by Tuere Kareem (Lonsdale Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Limited, Trinidad and Tobago).Rahim Mohammed, Executive Manager- Corporate Services said that Angostura wanted to remind people of their own strength and reinforce a message of unity and love that will keep us all thriving.
He said, “This song is about celebrating the resilience of our people, especially when faced with many social barriers. We expect this song to resonate with our Caribbean brothers and sisters as we continue to confront our challenges through a united force and promote togetherness and love towards each other!”Music was provided by Julian Magik, bass from Machel Montano’s band (Barbados/Toronto); violin of Darron Andrews Music (Jamaica/St. Vincent) and Penn Joseph, drums of Maxi Priest band (St. Lucia/Jamaica).
Reporter: Ryan Bachoo