MIAMI – The only instrument invented in the 20th Century, the steel pan, was the center of attention last night (Thursday, Oct. 16th) as Trinidad & Tobago’s son-of-soil, Leon Foster Thomas took the stage to perform his steel pan virtuoso at University of Miami’s 31st annual Festival Miami.
Preceding the concert, Trinidad & Tobago’s TDC and their United States public relations firm, Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications hosted a media reception to highlight the year-round festivals the dual-island nation offers, including the biggest celebration in the Caribbean, Trinidad’s Carnival.
The media reception featured an array of authentic Trinidadian recipes, including curried roti, pholourie and bacalao fritters with a spicy scotch bonnet aioli. Dahlia Mohammed, a representative from the tourist board, was invited to speak before Leon’s performance to express how proud she and the entire nation is of Leon’s accomplishments.
“Both the media reception and performance were a huge success. This was a great opportunity for me to share news from Trinidad & Tobago one-on-one with key members of the media. The food was the best I have had outside of Trinidad and we couldn’t be more proud of Leon and his abilities” expressed Mohammed. For more information on Trinidad & Tobago, visit www.gotrinidadandtobago.com.