Terry Gajraj wows Brooklynites

Guyanese singer Terry Gajraj 7th Annual Multicultural Festival in Brooklyn.
Photo by Tangerine Clarke

There is no other like “Guyana Boboo,” a song made famous by Guyanese performer Terry Gajraj, whose dynamic music has crossed over all ethnic barriers, making him one of the most sought after singers in New York.

Last Saturday evening, Gajraj proved his worth, when he received a rousing welcome at his début presentation at the Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services 7th Annual Multicultural Festival in Brooklyn, where he wowed the audience with “Guyana Baboo,” and waved his Golden Arrowhead, Guyana flag.

Gajraj, who, is set for a slew of Labor Day Jam sessions, will begin at Melanie’s on Castle Hill Avenue in the Bronx, before performing at Coconuts Reunion On the Lake boat cruise on Sept., then on to the Save Abee Foundation fund raising event — Chutney Glow on Sept. 9, at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens New York.

The popular artists revved up the crowd with hits, “Ratiya,” “Sary Zamanay” and some acapella in his usual exciting style that has kept him in the music business for 25 years.

Gajraj, who began singing at age 5, and who entertained the Miss Universe Guyana Pageant at York College just before taking the stage in Brooklyn, thanked the organizers of the 7th Multicultural Festival for inviting him to the stage for the first time.

The master performer who hails from Fyrish Village on Guyana’s Corentyne Coast has brought down the house at sold-out concerts in Trinidad, the British Virgin Islands, Suriname, Canada, the United Kingdom, and who continues to be on stage in the New York Tri-State area, has recorded 30 albums and according to his biography is the most toured artiste to emerge out of Guyana, and the most successful in promoting Guyanese music and culture around the world.

Gajraj has embraced his role model status as a celebrity spokesman for the Save Abee Charitable Foundation for kids in Guyana, and for the past five years, the Save Abee team has organized many fundraisers in Canada and the USA with 100 percent of proceeds donated to educate kids in computer technology based on the “teach a man to fish” philosophy.

It has evolved with success, to not only represent his ideals to give back to those in need, but most importantly to showcase the goodwill and strong community spirit of the Guyanese people who Terry represents as their musical ambassador, according to Gajra’s website, www.facebook.com/terry.gajraj.

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