NEW YORK – Patrons attending the 21st Annual Scholarship Awards and Dinner Dance of the Grenada Boys’ Secondary School (GBSS) Alumni Association of New York have been promised a musical treat from one of Grenada’s most notable musician and entertainer.
Edson Mitchell, also known as Ajamu, is a lead vocalist with the Virginia-based Grenadian Band “Passion” which will provide entertainment at the Gala event on December 8 at Antuns in Queens, New York.
The occasion will honour fraternity members Kirani James, Kurt Felix and Victor Ashby.
Both James (Class of 2009) and Felix (Class of 2005) were outstanding track and field athletes in 2012.
James added the Olympic 400m title to his World Championship while Felix secured the NCAA Decathlon title while at Boise State University.
Ajamu was among Grenadian artistes who penned songs in tribute to Kirani James following his Olympic victory in London this summer. His rendition of “Kirani Raise We Nose” was a major hit on local radio stations.
The Band, which also includes Ajamu’s brother and vocalist/keyboardist Worrel “Kango” David and drummer Angus “Bunny” Belmar, is rooted in experiences of Calypso, Soca and Reggae.
Ajamu, David and Belmar first began making music together in the popular St David-based band TR7 Plus.
Ajamu holds the unprecedented title as the seven-time Grenada Calypso Monarch, winning in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995 and 2004.
He also won a Road March and a Soca Monarch title and was awarded the title Member of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.
Come 2013, Ajamu will be celebrating 30 years in Calypso and patrons at the GBSS Alumni’s Gala will get a preview of his celebration.
Tickets for the Gala cost $100.00 and are available from any executive member of the Alumni Association in New York or email firstname.lastname@example.org