A ‘Boom’ festival entry from Sanjay

Friday, July 04, 2014

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SANJAY 'Sanj' Thompson, a final-year student psychology major at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, has been selected one of the top 10 finalists in the annual Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Festival Song Competition for 2014.

The final is scheduled for the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew on Saturday, July 26.

Thompson, 22, said he was elated about his entry, Jamaica Boom, being selected.

"The title of the song was inspired by the National Anthem. My classmates would say 'Boom' during the singing of the National Anthem. Adults never appreciated us saying 'Boom' when I was a child, so I decided to make something positive out of that, which resulted in the song's title and the words of the song," he said.

"Furthermore, Boom means great. Therefore, the message from my song is really that Jamaica is greatâ" he added.

Thompson, who belongs to Preston Hall, said were it not for the clubs he joined on campus, he would not have developed his talents of songwriting and singing to have reached at this level.

"When I came to UWI, that's when I started taking singing and the performing arts very serious. I joined the University Pop Society, Preston Hall entertainment and cultural groups and, in addition to training, I was asked to do song writing. That's how I came to write Jamaica Boomâ" he said.




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