Catholic musician Leandra Simon-Richards of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain is the winner of the Antilles Episcopal Conference Youth Assembly’s (AECYA) 2022 song competition. This means that Simon-Richards’ winning piece ‘Fully Alive’ will be used throughout the Assembly.
The logo and song competition which was open to all nationals and residents of the AEC aged 16 and over was hosted by the Diocese of Roseau. The theme for the Assembly was Youth: The face of Christ fully alive.
According to information on the competition, the lyrics and music of the AECYA song should reflect a strong Caribbean cultural identity, have versatility and lend itself to being played by various instruments (stringed, steel pan, keyboard, percussion, wood wind) and sung, have a strong Caribbean cultural flavour and rhythm; and the lyrics, in particular, should reflect the Assembly’s theme.