July 25th, 1997 

It's 00:37hrs, June 9th, 2014. Monday morning. Something just dawned on me, I happened to be awake and I had a tab open on my Playbook, [Facebook] I saw a post referring to the numerous amount of flyers on Shekinah's website; one caught my eye in particular hence the title above.

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Round two... 

At the time of me writing this it's but a small number of days until June. The images which you're viewing were sent rather quickly to editor-in-chief, odd that, as I can have moments when I take forever and a day (editing, reflection and the odd procrastination amongst other things), I was able to send the images as they were. I just had a sense of peace about my selection.

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In retrospect…

What can I say! It’s always good to look back and think over things and just contemplate. I’ve had my first experience of DJ Nicholas, not so with Jason Mighty; I had the pleasure of seeing him when he came to sing at NTCOG Handsworth on the last occasion.

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The Shekinah sound crew have been captivating radio listeners all over the globe for well over a decade. It all started with interviews and guests spots in Birmingham UK on stations like Choice FM and P.C.R.L

Being the pioneers of Gospel Reggae sound systems in the UK, they soon found that their infectious vibes were in high demand on the radio and they  were being given regular guest spots at BBC 1Xtra's Gospel show hosted by Dj Fitz.

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Shekinah Ministries was birthed with outreach in mind so it is always pleasing to be invited to play in venues outside of the church walls. After talks with their good kingdom Dj friend Dj Redz, Shekinah arrived at The Golden Anchor Pub in Peckham South London on 16th Feb 2014. The Sat Nav was good to us and we hit the pub around 7.40pm and greeted the early crowd and headed straight to the bar to order some of the pubs famous Jerk Chicken we had heard about.

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The last of seven children, born to Jamaican parents, Spanna was raised in a Christian household in the 1970's. From his early teens his interest in music started to grow (especially his love of reggae music) after spending time with his big brother playing Bob Marley and Dennis Brown on his sound system. With the introduction of Ragga muffin music in the mid 1980's Spanna found himself listening to artists like Super Cat and Tiger from Jamaica, and started to develop his own skills on the mic.

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They say that life begins at 40! Well… It’s 2013 and I’ve reached an important milestone in my life. I feel so blessed and I’m struggling to find the words to express the inner workings of my head and my heart but one thing I am certain of… I have so much to thank God for!

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Ever since the sound started in 1996, I give thanks.. that I have been able to witness first-hand the emergence of Gospel Reggae/Dancehall music.. For when we started we did not have this world wide selection of artists music to be playing, it was literally a handful.. and now we have countless studio`s and production house`s with there own family of artists as well as many one a way artists.

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On the 3rd of August 2013, Some of the UKs top gospel Djs desended on Rec Park Moss Side Manchester for a free barbecue outreach organised by Church of God of Prophecy in conjunction with Compassion food bank. Shekinah has been invited to play at outreach functions by church of God of Prophecy (Moss Side) on a number of occasions over the last decade or so, but the combination with Compassion Food Bank this time around was particularly special.

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