Eye-opening. Jaw-dropping. Breath-taking. Astounding. Shocking. Flabbergasting. Overwhelming. Stunning. Astonishing. Startling. Staggering. Wondrous. Simply Marvellous. These are but few of the adjectives that I attribute to Lin-Manuel Miranda, an American actor, writer, composer and rapper. His Broadway Musical, Hamilton is a MASTERPIECE which won Best Musical Awards and got him a Tony. The deep respect that I owe this man is not only for what he has accomplished. Lin-Manuel is an inspiration, to all writers and poets. His creativity is refreshing in a copy-paste world where the mere idea of originality is slowly vanishing. He has recreated the setting of the American Revolution through Alexander Hamilton’s life in hip hop (the language that he believes encompasses the Revolution).
Lin-Manuel Miranda accepted his Tony yesterday by reading a sonnet tribute for the Orlando tragedy. If you’ve missed it, you can watch it here:
“Senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day,” he said. “This show is proof that history remembers. We live through times as and when hate and fear seem stronger. We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer.” It is emotional and mesmerizing.
You can watch fragments of the Hamilton act from the White House performance here:
On a funny note: here’s Lin-Manuel in a freestyle on the Tonight Show:
A great man. A great symbol. A great revolutionary. Thank you.