Born June 7th, 1989 in St. George’s, Grenada, Keturah A. George, one of four children of a highly musical family, was destined to be great. Keturah’s career began in 1994 at age five; singing with her siblings at church where she quickly acquired the ability to perform live. In pursuit of her dream of becoming a great singer, at age nineteen, the young performer was lead vocals for the band “Just Friends” who performed regularly at Grenada’s Aquarium Restaurant.
In 2009, Keturah joined the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) Band as a Band Cadet and was the band’s single female lead vocalist. She performed backup vocals in the same year for artists participating in Grenada’s Spicemas Shows.
A milestone was achieved in August 2010 when Keturah did backup vocals for three winners in three different categories of competition – The Groovy Monarch (Rankin Marvin), The Soca Monarch (Otis) and The Calypso Monarch (Biko). Talk about a lucky charm! In November of 2010 the RGPF Welfare Department hosted the First Annual Retirement and Award Ceremony and Keturah delivered a phenomenal performance featuring Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time” which earned her an immediate promotion from Band Cadet to Police Constable.
International exposure finally came in June of 2011 with a trip to Zurich Switzerland to perform at a private event.
In August of 2011, Keturah performed an extremely well-received rendition of “Natural Woman” at the Grenada National Queen Show. In December of the same year, at Christmas Brass III hosted by the RGPF Band held at the Spice Basket, Keturah’s spectacular performance of “Grown up Christmas Wish” originally performed by Amy Grant and “All I want for Christmas is you” a Mariah Carey original blew patrons away.
In January of 2012 she performed “I Believe I Can Fly” by Yolanda Adams and “Do I Make You Proud” by Taylor Hicks at the Grenada National Sports Awards and earned rave reviews and standing ovations. Although Keturah continued to quickly rise as a Jazz/R&B/Soul songstress on the Grenadian music scene, full vindication and national recognition of her powerful vocals and compelling delivery came when she emerged winner of Season 2 of Grenada’s Best Talent Competition held on May 19th 2012 at the National Cricket Stadium. Her tribute to music icon Whitney Houston with soul reaching renditions of “I Have Nothing” and “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” in combination was more than enough to convince the judges and all in attendance of her dominance over the competition.
Keturah’s 2012 winning streak continued with a huge win of the 2012 Police Week Calypso Competition. The coveted Police Calypso Crown was secured with impeccable renditions of originals entitled “No Misfit” and “Police Brutality”.
Keturah made her National debut as a first time finalist in the Dimanche Gras Competition of Spicemas 2012 and in spite of all that she was faced with edged out veteran competitors to place third in the competition with renditions of “Police Brutality” and “No Misfit”. Marking another crowning achievement in her already illustrious and growing singing career.
Continuing in her winning ways, Keturah placed second in the 2012 Regional Police Week Calypso Competition held in St. Lucia in November.
Gracing the Big stage once again in 2013 she captured the coveted title of Calypso Monarch of Grenada Carriacou and Petite Martinique. She was second in the Police Calypso competition.
One can only expect continued excellence as Keturah returns to competition in 2015 in both the Groovy Soca and Calypso arenas…the streak of recognition has only just begun.
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