|Mawasi marks 31 years, honours Archbishop Gilbert - Oct 23|
|2011 - Features|
|Friday, 21 October 2011 11:59|
You are specially invited to celebrate worship with us through Holy Mass on Sunday, October 30, at 11.00 a.m. at Sacred Heart RC Church corner Richmond & Sackville Street, POS. At this “Drum Mass”, Mawasi Experience (MXP) will lead the music ministry as they usually do on the last Sunday of a five-Sunday month.
Chief celebrant will be Monsignor Esau Joseph, Vicar for the Northern Vicariate. He will be representing Archbishop Edward Gilbert, CSsR. MXP will be paying tribute to His Grace before his retirement in December.They will also remember Pat Bishop and others.
This also, is an opportunity for MXP, to officially celebrate WITH YOU, its 31st ANNIVERSARY. The actual anniversary date was Wednesday, October 12. MXP was officially founded by drummer/percussionist/composer Peter Telfer in 1980.
MXP is a small team of dear friends, working, sharing, playing and praying through its gifts – especially culture, rhythm, and faith. Despite many challenges they have persevered and continue to grow thanks to God’s grace and loving kindness, and the hard work of members.
The present MXP core consists of Rian-Marie Extavour, Neon Niles, David Charles and Peter Telfer. The Core (other than Peter) have been with MXP a follows: Rian –15 years, Neon – 13 years, and David – 14 years. Peter specially acknowledges and appreciate their efforts, service and sacrifice and “fun in de SON” in this journey, as well as that of past members and all those who support and assist “behind de seens” .
The MXP Mission Statement
To create, discover, explore and produce quality rhythm-based music, experiences and expressions, while maintaining a unique message-filled Caribbean flavour; rooted in a keen sense of spirituality, joy, service, mutual respect, love and support; in an environment that furthers the human resource development and self-sufficiency of all team members, to the honour of Almighty God.
Some ‘highlights’ of this year’s anniversary celebrations
Archbishop Gilbert will officially launch the Mawasi Experince website on Tuesday, October 25. On this occasion the Archbishop will be given MXP’s official tributes on his pending “retirement journey”. Also, as part of the Cathedral restoration appeal, MXP will give part proceeds of their sales (especially when MXP celebrate at Sacred Heart Church) of CDs and other items towards the Archbishop’s Appeal.
MXP are also working on some other ventures, projects, outreaches to communities – “DRUM Emmaus” workshops, “PSALM-SONday” and other “Prayer-sentaions”. Other events will eventually unfold.
Aware that members have their other personal lives and ventures, MXP will also be adjusting/adapting/adopting new strategies towards mainly: Spirit/faith/will and skill development; inter-sustainability, sufficiency and efficiency; documentation; and raising awareness and availability of their “product”. This would require appropriate formalisation and restructuring of the organisation. MXP is a small team with a BIG DREAM in the Lord, and needs assistance in various areas.
Some other ‘moments in de journey’
MXP has been doing work in various communities. They have been in the Bourg Mulatreses/El Socorro Parish since 2008 and recently (Aug/Sept) in Cumuto. Also MXP/Peter had the honour to play their O Creator drum piece for the recent ordination (Sept 14) of our new Coadjutor Archbishop Joseph Harris. Peter was also instrumental in having the tassa drummers play for that event. He felt the drums/rhythms symbolise and should capture the peoples of this beloved nation as far as possible to build bridges of harmony.
Once more MXP express thanks, for your continued welcome prayers and assistance.
GOD BLESS OUR CARRIBEAN REGION. GOD BLESS OUR BELOVED NATION. GOD BLESS YOU/US ALL .
“Guard our soul (and our efforts) in peace before you O Lord” (Ps 130).
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