Kes – Singing for the people


ABOVE: Kees Dieffenthaller performs at Fete With the Saints on February 2 in Port of Spain. PHOTO: ADMIT ONE CARIBBEAN

Talk ‘Bout Us speaks to Trinidadian performer Kees Dieffenthaller for its Carnival 2019 series The Re-Release. Dieffenthaller, lead vocalist of Kes The Band, is one of the Caribbean’s most versatile performers with a stack of soca hits, and pop songs that have been chart toppers in places like Greece and Hawaii.

His 2019 song Savannah Grass has captured the public imagination and is a frontrunner for the prestigious Road March title. In this edition, Kees tells Franka about the process of creating Savannah Grass with producer Jelani Shaw, how his late father influenced his love for Trinidadian culture and people and he also reveals the songs he would like to rework.



Produced and presented by Franka Philip

Theme music by Lyndon Livingstone (Razorshop Productions)

Thanks to Question Mark Entertainment and Kees Dieffenthaller

Music credits
Savannah Grass written by Kees Dieffenthaller and Jelani “Pops” Shaw, produced by Jelani Shaw.

Hello written by Kees Dieffenthaller and Kit Israel, produced by Kit Israel (Advokit Productions)

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2 comments on “Kes – Singing for the people

  1. Ann Marie De Here Feb 27, 2019

    Great interview. Very true words said by Kees. We do not understand what we have in Trinidad/ The Caribbean. I get that feeling when I return to Trinidad.