PLACE OF BIRTH: ..., Trinidad
  • Columbia University, New York, USA
  • CAREER:                                 Adams received his training in theater arts at Columbia University, and studied creative arts in Germany and France after receiving scholarships from the governments of both countries. In addition to being a choreographer, Adams was one of Trinidad & Tobago's leading directors/producers of musical plays, pageants, and carnival shows from the 1960s through the 1990s. In the 1970s, with his most famous production, Ambakaila, he toured Europe, performing in London, Paris, Belgium, Israel and Greece. He served as artistic director of the Trinidad Folk Performing Company, and chairman of the The Little Carib Theatre. In 1965, he became the first Caribbean producer to have his work presented at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England. He served as cultural advisor to the Government of Trinidad & Tobago and the United Nations (UN)and delivered countless UN lectures and workshops on various aspects of T&T's culture in Cuba, USA, Europe, and India. The originator of the idea of Kiddies Carnival, Adams produced the first of such events in conjunction with the Red Cross Society and continued to do so for many years. He was chairman emeritus of The Little Carib Theatre, Woodbrook, up to the time of his death.
    • 1970 - Trinidad & Tobago Humming Bird Medal
    • 1989 - Trinidad & Tobago Chaconia Medal Silver (for Culture)
    • 2002 - Sunshine Award (Friend of the Arts)
    DIED: September 11, 2007, at the General Hospital, Port of Spain, Trinidad, from injuries sustained from a fall, after a long battle with dementia.
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit