In St. Vincent & the Grenadines, the name Kubiyashi is known and pegged to numerous local hits but what usually goes unrecognized, is his monumental contributions to the international world of music.

So far, Alex “Kubiyashi” Barnwell has scored BIG, not once, but twice already for 2017!

Calypso Rose – Victoires de la musique 2017

France !! Thank you so much for the award Les Victoires de la Musique, I love you all !! 🎤🌹🎶💃🏾

Posted by Calypso Rose on Friday, February 10, 2017

Kubiyashi’s remix of “Leave Me Alone,” by Calypso Rose with Manu Chao & Machel Montano was featured on Rose’s PLATINUM SELLING album – “Far From Home,” which won the World Album of the Year award at the Victoire de la Musique award ceremony in France. This is the equivalent of the French Grammys.

Additional to this, Bazodee the Movie, starring Machel Montano and British actress Natalie Perera, just won Best Music Award for it’s soundtrack, at the London Film Festival. Kubiyashi was the producer behind numerous soundtracks for this movie. Quite an integral part of the team that worked on Bazodee the Movie, he also worked on set and appeared in the movie as a DJ.

What a great way to start a year! We can’t help but look forward, eargerly, to what comes next!