Veteran calypsonian and Panist “Kenny J” has passed

When Steel Talks extends condolences to family and friends

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - When Steel Talks (WST) extends condolences to the family and friends of veteran calypsonian and panist “Kenny J”. He died from COVID-19, reportedly on January 2nd.

Kenwrick “Kenny J” Joseph was born at Prince of Wales Street in San Fernando, Trinidad. A retired policeman, Joseph was the Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) Police Calypso Monarch in 1987, and 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.


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.

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

Kenny J
Kenwrick “Kenny J” Joseph


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