St. Vincent Pianist Kendol Bacchus Shares Music and COVID-19 Update

Aired on April 21, 2020

Pianist Kendol Bacchus originally from the island of St. Vincent, is currently riding out the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida. He had a concert tour planned when he arrived in the U.S. two months ago and is now hunkering down until he can resume his performances.

In the meantime, Kendol joined World Footprints to share some updates on the COVID-19 situation in St. Vincent and to offer a sample of his musical talent. We’ve seen how music helps to connect and heal us during this time of social distancing. That’s why we invited our friend Kendol to play a song for all of us, knowing firsthand the power of his gift. (Listen to our podcast interview with Kendol on to understand the backstory of how we met.)

So sit back, close your eyes, and relax to the beautiful sounds Kendol offers.

For more of Kendol’s music, visit his website:

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Enjoy the soothing music of Kendol Bacchus and stay informed with the latest COVID-19 updates from St. Vincent. Follow World Footprints for more inspiring stories and travel insights.


**Give Me Jesus appears on the album entitled Pilgrimage.  To listen to a sample of this song and others, visit Kendol’s music library page.


Photograph of pianist Kendol Bacchus Kendol Bacchus brings to today’s world-music soundscape a pianism that is eclectic, melodic, and deeply emotional. His varied approaches to piano music offer unique poetic genres and colors. You will find his music to be both reflective and introspective.

He was born on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 1967 when music was going through all kinds of interesting changes. Song writers in the pop world were exploring new harmonies, electronica, and instrumentation. This world surrounded Kendol as he grew up. He was wired and tuned into an extreme mix of classical music at home, pop music on the radio with strong Afrocentric, West Indian influences, and the American sound of those times- these all alongside the most varied and amazing church-based music.

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  • Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq., is a co-founder of World Footprints, a social impact travel media company that she runs with her husband, Ian. She is an award-winning journalist, global public speaker, and three-time TEDx presenter who has written for several prominent publications including the Miami Herald, AAA World, The Lens and Island Soul. Recognized as Black Travel Journalists of the Year alongside Ian, Tonya serves on several travel industry boards, including SATW, The Explorers Club (DC chapter), NATJA, and JourneyWoman. She has also been appointed to the Maryland Tourism Development Board by Governor Wes Moore.