Blessed-The Beatitudes in Chorus
JOY MECHANICS Blessed - The Beatitudes in Chorus: Is the Joy Mechanics homage to the beatitudes from the Bible. The songs were specially commissioned. Around 30 people from the member churches came together to form a mass choir at an annual conference in Cancun, Mexico-2004. This highly successful event resulted in a follow up venture in Reno, Nevada in 2005. 'Blessed- The Beatitudes in Chorus' provides insightful spiritual interpretations of the Beatitudes, set to beautifully composed contemporary music. The skillfully arranged music and choral arrangements are all designed for the ultimate impact of inspiration, motivation and the pure enjoyment of great music. 'Blessed' also features the Spoken Word by Rev. Dr. Sheila McKeithen who has her own CD available- 'Daily Dose of Maditation' on CdBaby and iTunes etc. JOY MECHANICS Joy Mechanics is the 'creative machinery' that churns out high quality musical and creative products for inspiration, entertainment and the joy of pure creative artistry. The artistes are Jamaican, but draw their inspiration from musical/artistic influences all over the globe, including Jamaica and the Caribbean's powerful folk and popular culture. Creativity is the life-blood of the organization and it's management, who provide a wide range of benefits and merchandise in the world of entertainment and the arts. Such products and services include: Audio CDs; manuscripts; music videos; infomercials & mini-documentaries; Creative planning for special functions; Scriptwriting; songwriting; music recordings; musical arranging; choreography; artistic direction; creative consultancy; workshops [music, culture, dance]; Joy Mechanics' management is a team of multi-talented creative producers. Michael Harris and Michael Holgate, through their endeavors and achievements, have effectively demonstrated that intellectual and creative Capacity along with youthful enthusiasm makes for a dynamic team with a great drive towards success. Between them, there is extensive/comprehensive experience and training in creative planning; music production; theatre & performance; Jamaican/Caribbean folk culture; as well as in innovative educational methodology. They stand for, promote and adhere to the principles of integrity and excellence. Michael Sean Harris - is a Graduate of Berklee College of Music, Boston USA, where he acquired a Bachelor of Music Degree, in Music Synthesis/Contemporary Writing, with voice as his main instrument. After completion of this degree, Harris was offered the opportunity to be the main vocalist with an Ice-skating company called 'Holiday On Ice - In Concert.' For three years [2000 - 2003] he toured Europe and the United Kingdom, as soloist with the company - performing to huge audiences in Germany, France, Belgium, Greece, Austria and Switzerland... Harris, a prolific songwriter and creative artist, has honed his skills in musical arrangement, composition, recording and performance - and has produced & recorded his own CD 'Ten Thousand Miles.' Michael Holgate - Michael Holgate is the Artistic Director of the Ashe Caribbean Performing Arts Ensemble and Academy- one of Jamaica's leading musical theatre/performing arts companies. A graduate of the University of the West Indies with a BA in Literatures in English, he is currently pursuing a Masters of Philosophy in the Cultural Studies department at UWI. He is also a part-time lecturer in Afro-Caribbean dance at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. Michael is a versatile artist and may also be seen in the movie 'ONE LOVE,' in the featured role of 'Bobo.'