Monday, August 22, 2005
This diverse artist has been called several musical names in the past, but his present name is the Big Steppa.
Kurt A.K.A. Big Steppa came from a very interesting, humble musical genre; which dates back to the early eighties, in Castle Bruce Dominica. It was no secret that this little boy had vocal skills. He was constantly with his grand ma, back then she was heading the choir in the church.
Music always was the main element for many things including bringing families together. This kid with that nice voice would always lead the songs. In 1985 Kurt took part in a Calypso show given by the school he attended at the time. His aunt Valentine Baptiste wrote him songs and he placed 1st runner up and never gave up singing. Big Steppa sang at his high school graduation in the presence of the Prime Minister at that time. In fact, he was the lead vocalist of a band called Tropic Tention.
This musical experience allowed Steppa to explore various different kinds of music; which include Boyon, which is Dominicas own music, soca, calypso, cardance, compa, zouk, reggae, rap and was musically inspired by people such as Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel the liberator, Dave Koz, Frank Sinatra, Dennis Brown, Bunny Wailer, Mighty Sparrow and many more, conscious musical ambassadors and educators.
The Big Steppa received raved reviews for performing his upcoming hit singles Set Me Free and Wine-up in the August 2005 Summer Caribbean Festival at Weequake Park in New Jersey.
The Big Steppa will continue to pursue the music and the love & serenity it brings to one soul.
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