Veteran calypsonian and Panist Kenny J has passed


Kenwrick “Kenny J” Joseph

When Steel Talks extends condolences to the family and friends of veteran calypsonian and panist Kenny J. He died from COVID yesterday afternoon (January 2nd).

Kenwrick “Kenny J” Joseph was born at Prince of Wales Street in San Fernando, Trinidad. He was the Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) Police Calypso Monarch in 1987, and is a four-time T&T National Calypso Monarch finalist. His highest placing - 2nd - was in 1990 singing Addicted to Sweet Soca and Leave She Alone.

“Kenny J” is a composer of material highlighting serious issues, which has resulted in calypsoes like Slow Down (Aids is Ah Killer), Drug Abuse, Incest, Jail Ent Nice, and Radio Station.

A one-time tenor player with Guinness Cavaliers Steel Orchestra and the T&T Police Steel Orchestra, this calypsonian recorded and performed many songs for the steel pan including Pan in The Wind, Sweet Hand and Doh Touch We Carnival.

Now a retired Police Officer, Kenwrick Joseph resides in the Sand City, Siparia, south Trinidad. He is also one of the best ballad singers T&T has ever produced, and is known for smooth and sexy double entendre in the genre of Christmas Soca Parang with hits like The Paint Brush, Alexander, The Cork, Hush Yuh Mouth, How Long It Is and Stay Inside.

Panorama Jean was the contribution for the 2013 Panorama season by “Kenny J.” For 2017, he wrote and vocalized The Bride Granddaughter.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A look at the new panyard under construction for Desperadoes Steel Orchestra by Sharmain Baboolal

The passing of Gary “Soup” Harrigin

Remembering the Late Great Karen Codrington Matriarch of the Codrington Pan Family

Black Man Feeling To Party - by Black Stalin

Remembering the late great panist and steelband captain Wayne “Bumpy” Inniss on his birthday - June 18th

‘But de judges tief!!’.... -- Revisited -- The job of Panorama Judging Realities and Myths

PRESS CONFERENCE Hosted by PAN TRINBAGO MEMBER BANDS November 9, 2021

23