Nevis Culturama Committee, CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (March 14th, 2017)
Kirthly Irwin Morton, known in the calypso circles as “King Irwin”, is the first calypsonian to release for the upcoming 2017 Nevis Culturama Festival. His offering entitled “Walk Away” was released on VON Radio’s Drive Time program on Monday March 13. The song addresses the present crime situation in St. Kitts and Nevis and admonishes the nation’s youths to stay out of trouble by walking away from situations that may influence them to commit a crime.
King Irwin is from a family of calypsonians. His older siblings Lord Cam and Sam Dopey were former calypsonians and regular finalists in the Culturama Senior Kaiso Contests. At the age of 15, King Irwin created history by being crowned the first Junior Calypso King of Nevis with his then popular song entitled “Cultivate the Land”. After an absence of some 36 years from the calypso stage, King Irwin returned to the Culturama Kaiso Contest in 2015 and was a finalist in the TDC Senior Kaiso Contests of 2015 and 2016.
As part of his award, King Irwin will receive a $500.00 cheque from the Nevis Culturama Committee for his first calypso release. He will also receive a second cheque of $500.00 from the Nevis Culturama Committee for releasing his calypso song before the end May 31st.
The Nevis Culturama Committee takes this opportunity to congratulate King Irwin on his early calypso release and wishes him every success during the 2017 Nevis Culturama Festival Senior Kaiso Contest.