Show dad some Luv
“Daddy I know it wasn’t easy
There must have been great sacrifices and pain
But you stood proud and strong
I never knew when anything was wrong
You shouldered the hardships and strain…
The greatest gift you ever gave me.”
Joe Lawrence “Dad you are the Man”
About 4,000 years ago in the Mid-east, a young boy named Elmusu wished his Babylonian father good health and a long life by carving a Father’s Day message on a card made out of clay. Today Father’s Day is usually celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June in many parts of the world.
Joe Lawrence didn’t carve his message in clay but instead put it in a song, a song that won last year’s Father’s Day Song Competition. Competition founder and president of the Association for Belizean Artists First, Tony Wright, is excited to hear what entries they will have this year. He encourages all Belizean artists to show dad some love and get their songs in by May 31st. Entries can be sent through the mail or hand delivered to the association’s address at 6720 Western Avenue, Belize City, Belize.
Ten finalists will be selected and will perform live with the Next Level Band at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts on the 20th of June. The winning original song of any genre should be five minutes or less. That which melts the hearts of listeners will stuff that lucky artist’s pocket with BZ$1,000.
Last year’s winning song entitled “Dad, you are the Man” by Lawrence as well as songs from last year’s competition were compiled on a CD titled “Show Dad Some Love” which can be purchased for BZ$10 at the Association’s headquarters.
Written by Kimberly Timmons