Glacia Robinson, Vocalist – Appearance by Patrice Floyd, The Mad Violinist and Javacya Symphony Sextet

2021 Afro-Caribbean Arts Fest

April 11, 2021

Arts-In-The-Heart Concert Series presents Dr. Glacia Robinson at the 2021 Afro-Caribbean Arts Fest!

Dr. Glacia, Robinson, a native of Jamaica’s island, began singing at four years old and has performed widely in the States and abroad. Shortly after high school, she became involved in Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Jamaica and Canada and participated in their discipleship and arts-based programs.

Glacia has ministered extensively as a missionary. Ministering to the poor, she has worked with various church groups and secular entities. One of which was the Bob Marley International Reggae Day in Kingston, Jamaica. Glacia’s unique gifting has gained her audiences with a broad cross-section of dignitaries and politicians; she was the first gospel artist invited to the Prime Minister’s Private Gala in Jamaica. For her lifetime of charitable work and comprehending Jesus’ call to serve the less fortunate and disenfranchised, Glacia is the recipient of two honorary doctorate degrees from Hearst Christian University.

An anointed, talented writer, poet, composer, co-arranger, singer, songwriter, and worshipper, Glacia has worked closely with award-winning producers of Jamaica: Jon Williams, Alex Martin Blankin, Dennis Rushton, as well as gifted and internationally acclaimed singers, songwriters, and producers, Roby Duke, Terry Clarke; Robert Varnadore; Mark Brown; Robert D. Watson (Composer for film and Television) Carolee Mayne; Tommy Walker (Integrity Music). The renowned Eddie Perez (who has worked with Ashanti), Maurice Gregory (aka) Brian, has worked with Jamaica first Stella Award winner; Papa San, Grammy winners Beenie Man; Shaggy, Kanye West; other reggae artists like Diana King and Wayne Wonder. Glacia has also recently recorded with the legendary Thomas Mc Clary of the Commodores, whose artistry and success speaks for itself.

Her original song, Hold My Hand Today, produced by Jon Williams, held the number one position on the Caribbean Gospel Music Charts for over six months, Not Over Now, held the same place for three months, and was also featured in the successful Hollywood Production of Portrait of a Poet, Glacia’s song, Survivor, was written for her fellow countrymen in response to Hurricane Ivan. It has been topping the charts favorites, bringing Hope in the face of adversity to all who hear it. It also earned the prestigious Rock/ Pop Song of the Year, 2006 Marlin Awards.

Glacia has several musical recordings and has been the recipient of many awards. The awards include The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Original Song Competition Winner, Most Outstanding Song (1998) JCDC, Most Outstanding Performer (1998)

The Jamaica Cultural Association of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (JACAP)

Best New Artist (1998-99), Songwriter of the Year (1999), XNEWS Gospel Song of the Year, It’s Not Over Now (2000), The Jamaica Federation of Musicians (JFM), Best Gospel Song It’s Not Over Now (2000), Membership Award –JEM FM and JACAP (2003) The Marlin Awards, Rock/ Pop Song of the Year, Survivor (2006), The Lifestyle Gospel Entertainment Media Group Achievement Award — (2007), Glacia’s travel has taken her internationally to New Zealand, Israel, USA, Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Canada, Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands. Her heart embraces You Can Start Over, Like a True Warrior, Pick Up the Pieces and Start Again, and Because Survivors Never Quit.

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