To Top

Day 41 – KI


A major part of Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival landscape, Kris Veeshal Persad, best known as KI, is one of the country’s best Chutney Soca contributors. He has won the Chutney Soca Monarch title three times- the last in 2016.

KI is the son of Trinidad’s established keyboardist, bandleader, & producer Veerendra Persad and KI himself started his career in entertainment as a keyboardist at the age of 7.

He competed and won the very first “Children of Mastana” competition and shortly thereafter migrated to Canada where he spent his formative years concentrating on his Academics and studying music.  KI continued to display his commitment and dedication to the band and was given the opportunity to be lead musician and producer for JMC 3veni. He used this experience to produce the band’s last 5 albums, and collaborated with Madmen Productions in producing the massive hit “In Front Of Meh” by Umi Marcano, formally of Machel Montano’s “HD.”

During his career in the chutney soca music arena, KI has delivered songs like, ‘Catch Meh Lovah’, ‘No More Rum Again’, ‘Same Gyal Twice,’ ‘Runaway’ and ‘Baggage’. He has toured the world and even opened for Soca star Machel Montano in Manhattan, NYC.

All rights reserved. No part of the content on this webpage, inclusive of text and images, may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever without express written permission from the representatives of If you wish to use this content in any way, please contact us to negotiate payment for usage.

Follow @wesoca365 on Instagram

More in We SOCA 365

  • Day 40 – Angela Hunte

    Trevyn19th February 2017
  • Day 39 – Jaiga

    Trevyn18th February 2017
  • Day 37 – MX Prime

    Trevyn6th February 2017
If you enjoyed this post
Subscribe to our weekly newsletter
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.