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Thursday 13 December 2018
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Trinis ignite Boston stage

THE EDITOR: I feet compelled to recognise a stage performance by two Trini students who attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

As a professor at Northeastern University in Boston, I was invited to attend a tribute to Disney hosted by the Berklee College of Music. This was done to recognise the most successful theme songs from Disney’s movies over the years.

While all the performances were first-class, the audience of over 5,000 ignited during the performance by Adam Corneal. Being a fellow Trinidadian, I was overwhelmed with emotion to see the manner is which this young man moved audience members to their feet with his presentation of the theme song Under the Sea from the Disney movie Little Mermaid.

They could not get enough of his Caribbean rendition, with his soca gyrations and animated theatrical showmanship. I could not have been a prouder Trini. Adam certainly stole the show.

Outside of the full orchestra that accompanied him was lone pannist Marvin. I couldn’t help but rush to commend them on their performance after the concert.

Our people are truly talented, and at a revered concert hall like the Boston Conservatory there is no better place to showcase the unique culture that we bring to the world. A great job by Adam and Marvin. They have made all Caribbean people proud. I am now a fan forever.

HENRY CYRUS, Boston

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