KES has become the first soca act, and the first artistes from Trinidad & Tobago, to come on board the newest digital performance series for artistes around the globe – Recording Academy’s Global Spin.
Commenting on Recording Academy’s choice of a musical act from Trinidad & Tobago, Shawn Thwaites, genre manager global music, said that Kes is “the most innovative band coming out of Trinidad and Tobago. Kes is pushing the sonic limits of soca and calypso.”
Each two weeks, Global Spin features a performance from a notable artiste or group, showcasing the creator and their home country. The episodes can be accessed via Recording Academy’s official YouTube channel, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
With their new single, Jolene, KES enjoyed what became the final performance with long-time keyboardist and musical director Ricky Bobby (Ricardo Rameshwar), who tragically passed away on Tuesday 1 February.
Global Spin is the new home for global music on www.grammy.com, the official website of the GRAMMYs and the Recording Academy.