With their dynamic rise to regional popularity, Kindred were catapulted to international television spotlight with showcase features on BET’s Caribbean Rhythms and VH-1’s World Beat, the latter of whom also billed them to perform on the World Beat Showcase in California. These significant achievements, accentuated by their music videos being aired across American cable television saw them catapulted to household names within their homeland. Even moreso, popular recordings with Monsterpiece of Barbados and Ricky General of Jamaica ensured that the name Kindred was known throughout the region.
At this stage of their careers, the duo had matured significantly and started to focus more on their personal growth and development. Kinday began to search for his personal ideals, while Omari, began to gradually transform himself into the roles of music producer, arranger and musician. After numerous requests, Kinday then went on to become heavily involved in television. Among the more popular television programs he has done, he co-produced and hosted the Caribbean video magazine show aptly named “D Show” for three years and has hosted the broadcast of the Caribbean Brass Festival for BET.
Kinday began to truly dedicate himself to the perfection of his art and even began to teach/showcase at youth career outreach programs. An advocate in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Kinday has joined forces with poet and author Ronald Roach to form the Caribbean AIDS Initiative (CAI) in an effort to raise awareness of AIDS epidemic in the region. In 2003 they spearheaded the caribbean team of a tour throughout the New York area geared towards raising funds and awareness throughout the African American and Caribbean communities. The tour, organised by Health Jam.org, BET and Power 105 FM saw more than 10 college campuses participating and featured other artists such as Wu Tang alumni Killa Priest, Masta Killah and Cinque of BET.
With the subsequent dismantling of Kindred and the flourishing of his corporate and social ventures, namely the Third Degree production company and the CAI, Kinday then announced plans to become a solo artist. He debuted into the musical arena with such releases as Love Affair, Notes from A Small Island and the chronically addictive track, Passport. Already heavy into work for his upcoming album, due out on the independent Oakland based world music label Cocoyea Music, Kinday promises to do his part in changing the world to the loving vibration that is Trinidad & Tobago culture.
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