SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Episode 6 of the Back Box Series curated by Naomi Janelle “Open you Heart, Open youth Mouth” was a mesmerizing evening of song co-featuring Faith Peterson, Tyreke Arrindell and Troy Florent. Young artists ranging from 18-21 years brimming with talent stretching from dance to drama to song. Since their eye, hearth –and mouth opening experience in the musical “Hamilton” (NIA’s abridged version) they have embarked on a singing journey coached by DJ Jansen de Jong which will leave a lasting impact on the artistic cultural scene of St. Maarten, as witnessed by Diva La-Vaune Hodge-Henry, in her own words: “I was very impressed with the young performing artists at the Black box series on Saturday March 27th at NIA. They were so brave, so creative, so talented! They explored the world of song attempting such difficult pieces. They were brilliant. I was so inspired and left the hall with much enthusiasm. I am really looking forward to seeing more shows from this group of budding and promising artists.”
The Black Box Series is a platform for artists to explore and share their work followed by a Q and A session. These artists, now dubbed the Fabulous Four, must also be commended for their efforts and organizational skills in putting this show of 13 numbers together which included ‘Stand up (Cynthia Erivo)’ performed by Troy Florent, ‘Control (Zoe Wees)’ sung by Faith Peterson, ‘All of me (John Legend)’ interpreted by Tyreke Arrindell and ‘Unbreak my heart (Toni Braxton)’performed by Naomi Janelle.
Don’t miss Episode 7, Saturday April 10 at 8 p.m. delving into the world of Drama and curated by Loes Nauta “Unwell”. Tickets go on sale at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts punctually at 8:00 p.m.