They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but its the stories carried in song that are passed on through the generations. There’s an effervescence in singing that can reach into the depths of our souls and pull forth emotions and memories that have perhaps been long forgotten; and cultures across the globe have endowed their descendants with music through every struggle, pain, praise and celebration.
So, when opportunities arise and the doors are flung open the only thing left to do is walk through them.
Liz Mitchell, of Boney M, remembers first performing at seven years old. Despite the general anxiety that came up before reciting — now called rapping — the end was gratifying as the audience was receptive.
Born July 12, 1952 in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, this girl would go on to become one of the top singers in the world. She has completed 8 albums, 38 singles, and 38 compilation/remix albums. Boney M also won a Diamond Award for over 150 million albums and singles sold.