RESPECT | Kenya Eugene – Higher

IRIE Trax of the Week - Kenya Eugene - Higher

St. Croix-based artist, Kenya Eugene, has been honing her skills since the tender age of four. Kenya’s evolution in mastering the art of vocal performance came from what can only be described as an everlasting fire. As an Artist, Actress, and Model, Kenya has blended her love for various forms of art, bringing about a perfect marriage of her passions into what she calls Heart Music—coming from a long line of artists and players of instruments.

Kenya recalls, as a youth, following around her older siblings, including her older sister Roots Reggae Empress Dezarie, to be in the presence of music. So music is in her genes, and embracing Reggae music is only natural.


Kenya’s unique songwriting intelligence and versatility have allowed her to write for major and independent label artists, have her music featured in major films, and perform on many stages worldwide, from the Virgin Islands to Africa.

She has been the handpicked opening act for artists such as Beres Hammond, Morgan Heritage, Dezarie, Wyclef Jean, Big Mountain, Bambu Station, Brandy, and India Arie, to name a few.

Kenya Eugene, the once shy girl who began singing on her native and tropical island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands-will one day, be mentioned along with the pantheon of musical royalty.

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