New York honour for Alison Hinds

CAROL MARTINDALE, carolmartindale@nationnews.com

Added 22 December 2012

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SOCA QUEEN Alison Hinds has been bestowed with an honour from New York City just in time for Christmas. The former lead singer of Square One was presented with a proclamation and citation on Monday after performing with a host of Caribbean music headliners at the Caribbean Fever Music Festival at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn. The proclamation, from Deputy Majority Leader of the New York City Council and Council Member for the 27th District Leroy Comrie, honoured Hinds for xemplary service spanning her 20-year career on music stages across the Caribbean and as far as Stockholm, Sweden. The proclamation called her a legend, noted her appearance on the Today  Show, her work in chutney and soca music, as well as her humanitarian work in HIV/AIDS, women’s rights and with the Diabetes Foundation. The citation was signed by Senator Eric Adams of the New York State Senate’s 20th District. “It feels great to be recognized for what I do, not only outside of Barbados but outside of the region for these many years,”  Hinds told the SATURDAY SUN on  Thursday. “But I still have more to do. I ain’t done yet,” said the singer of hits like Roll, Faluma, Ragamuffin and Unity.

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