Couple from Trinidad wins IAD's "I Will Go" song competition.
POSTED : 05 Nov 2020
The song submitted by Ravae and Kedron Isaac has won the Inter American Division (IAD) Song contest and will be the theme song used within the Division for the "I Will Go" initiative expected to run the next 5 years. The song entitled "I will go" was written and composed by the two creative artists.
According to Pastor Anthony Hall, Youth Director of the Caribbean Union Conference, every five years, the IAD chooses a theme song to be used across the Division. Each of the 23 unions in the Division submitted one entry. This is a major achievement for the Caribbean Union as the new theme song will be heard across the expanse of the English and French Caribbean, Latin America and the South American territories which are part of the IAD.
Dr. Kern Tobias, President of the Caribbean Union also expressed his thoughts. He stated " I am excited and enthused on learning that Kedron and Raevae Isaac of the South Caribbean Conference gave the Caribbean Union Conference the distinction of winning the Interamerican Division's Youth Theme Song Competition. They are two excellent musical exponents and in God's providence, they are happily married and are using their musical gift for the glory of God and the encouragement of His people. Congratulations to them, the SCC, and the Youth Ministry of CARU. This is a signal and special moment for an English-speaking Union in a Spanish-dominated Division. God be praised!"
Within the Caribbean union, four submissions were received: one from Trinidad ( South Caribbean Conference ), one from Tobago ( Tobago Mission ) and two from Guyana ( Guyana Conference ).
Pastor Hall indicated that after reviewing the submissions from the various CARU fields, he felt that the one chosen to be submitted for IAD judging 'was definitely a winner.'
According to the Youth Director, there are some standout characteristics of an 'impactful' theme song. These include:
- a song that can be used as a congregation song and not a solo item and
- a song that should be easily translatable into the four languages used across the division.
It is noteworthy that even after a few days after being chosen, the song has already been translated into Spanish. The song is also now available in French. Congratulations are in order to the musical couple and the South Caribbean Conference.
You can listen to the song here.