EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND 2017
It was a night to remember as Indian singing star Jubin Nautiyal rocked the stage of the Centre of Excellence at Macoya, Trinidad over the weekend.
Jubin who came with his full band became a strong devotee of the East Indian diaspora here with his scintillating hits like, “Dal Jaun, Le Chala, Ishq Forever, Pyar Tune Kiya Hai, Bandeya and Meherbani”, among a host of other renditions.
Jubin’s presence on the Trinidad stage was his first, and certainly would not be his last judging from his stirring and superb performance. The patrons vowed for more of his presentations as danced throughout his stay on the stage. Jubin has decided to stay over to produce an album with local girls fro international distribution.
Judin formed part of the annual “Everybody Loves Raymond”(ELR) which has now become a cultural institution, and which scores of East Indians from Europe, North America and the Caribbean for this annual cultural event.
A recent highlight of Jubin’s universal appeal was the “Humma Song” which has crossed an unprecedented one hundred million hits and three romantic hits from Hritik Roshan’s “Kaabil’ which is showing to packed houses in cinemas here.
Jubin joined Trinidad’s wonder and lover boy Raymond Ramnarine who displayed cinematic performance with his renditions of Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar.
Rafi Mohammed, this country’s iconic cultural planner, said that he was, “totally pleased with Jubin’s presentations”.
“Judging from Jubin’s enthralling performance, one can expect to see and hear of him in the coming years. We always provide the best entertainers for our patrons who have become accustomed to the entertainers I sign up yearly,” Mohammed said.
Mohammed, who has come from a family which ignited Indian songs,music and dance, from the 1940’s starting with his late father, Kamaluddin Mohammed, a former deputy Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, and he served in several government ministries for 30 non-stop years.
“The people of this country loves Jubin more than the people of India. People respect and admire and could not resist his mesmeric domination on stage,” Mohammed said.
Jubin was born in Dehradun on June 14, 1989 to parents Ram Sharan Nautiyal, a businessman and politician in Uttarakhand, while his mother is a homemaker.
Ramnarine is Trinidad’s most popular and versatile artiste with his popular band Dil-E-Nadan.
(Paras Ramoutar can be contacted at email@example.com)
(Photos by Adrian Boodan)