Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 7th 2015 Contents Marabella East was alive with
entertainment on July 26 as over
120 people gathered at Councillor
Arnold Soogrim s Battoo Avenue
office, San Fernando. Dozens of
performances paid tribute to
African heritage in these Emanci-
With the councillor himself as
the master of ceremonies, he warmly
welcomed the constituents and
delivered greetings to those gathered.
He pointed out that "the legacy of
slavery is both positive and negative
as in addition to millions of people
dying, we are strengthened by the
fact that we know what we stand
for, we understand the importance
of our freedom and we, generations
later honour those who have paved
the way for us to enjoy equal rights
to other citizens."
Similar sentiments were echoed
by feature speaker Bishop Emryth
Charles who used lively songs to
spread his message. The programme
itself showcased the talent of scores
of youth in various arenas as there
was drumming, modelling, gospel
singing, dancing and so much more.
The crowd thoroughly enjoyed
the drumming of the Embacadere
Travellers and a steelpan set by Akil
Natalie Mudrie of Jewel of the
Nyle featured some of her own fash-
ion designs and spoke about why
each design is worn in Africa.
Some of her students danced and
her nephew sang two songs that got
the audience standing and singing
along with him.
In an informative and creative
segment, Kevin Belille and his group
of appropriately attired African
"princes and princesses" presented
fun facts on individual African states.
There was more lively dancing from
the Creative Performing Arts group.
Members of the audience also got
involved as they were invited to
compete for the titles of Best
Dressed Male and Female, with win-
ners receiving fruit baskets.
In the spirit of the involvement
and togetherness of the community,
Councillor Soogrim also took the
opportunity to recognise the con-
tributions of David Cromwell and
the St Anthony s Spiritual Temple.
Cromwell, 95, is well known and
many recalled fond memories as he
has been extremely active within
the community. The Spiritual Tem-
ple was recognised for its active
efforts to involve and encourage the
Councillor Soogrim ensured that
everyone had a good time and pro-
vided meals, cake and ice cream to
the guests at the function.
After the programme, he greeted
audience members individually,
thanked them for their attendance
and ensured that no one left empty
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, August 7, 2015
Are you ready for a night of memorable Indian
Nitin Mukesh with his full live band will fill the
Centre of Excellence in Macoya tonight with some
of his ever-so-popular Indian Film songs from years
ago. Mukesh arrived in Trinidad on Wednesday, after
nine years, as part of his current US Tour, in tribute
to his father, the late Mukesh Chand Mathur, who
was also one of the best Indian Film playback singers.
Since his arrival, Mukesh has been the honoured
guest in several private functions, one of which was
hosted by the MP La Horquetta/Talparo, Jairam
Seemungal on Wednesday in Las Lomas.
Mukesh worked with notable music directors
including Mohammed Zahur Khayyam, Laxmikant
Pyarelal, Bappi Lahiri, Rajesh Roshan, Nadeem Shravan
and Anand Milind during the 80s and 90s.
He perfectly filled the empty space created by leg-
endry singer Mukesh and voiced for actors like Manoj
Kumar, Shahshi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff
The Master of Ceremonies for the show is Wendy
Khan, broadcaster of Bollywood Café Show, which
airs in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and
Some of the songs Mukesh will sing include: Meetha
Zehar, Kranti, Noorie, My Name Is Lakhan (Ram
Lakhan), Dil Ne Dil Se (Aaina) and many more.
Mukesh started his carrier in the late 70s and till
date got an opportunity to sing duets with notable
singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Anuradha
Paudwal, Kavita Krishnamurthy and Alka Yagnik.
Presented by Tank Sound Company, the show
promises a night filled with quality entertainment.
Tickets will be available at the venue. Showtime
alive in Marabella East
From left, councillors Rondell Donawa, LaVerne Smith and Arnold
Soogrim at the Emancipation celebration hosted by Soogrim.
PHOTO COURTESY RONDELL DONAWA
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