LEARN MORE ABOUT KEISHAUN
"Being able to travel and share my talent with the world is one of the greatest joys of being a musician" -
Keishaun Julien in a 2020 interview with When Steel Talks
Keishaun Julien is known for his continuous contribution to the digital steelpan space through his social media platforms. Hailing from the island of Tobago, Keishaun has taken his talent worldwide as he has performed in over ten countries such as Belgium, Canada, France, Mexico, Japan, and the United States, to name a few.
Keishaun’s first encounter with the instrument was at 4 ½ years old; however, his love for the steelpan was ignited shortly after his first panorama with Our Boys Steel Orchestra at the age of ten. His mentor Leeandro Noray was very instrumental in his transition into a soloist. Keishaun Julien entered various solo competitions in Trinidad and Tobago such as National Junior Steelband Music Festival, Baker’s Scouting for Talent and Tobago Channel 5 Children’s Showcase to name a few. As he became more popular, he started performing regularly at various events and functions throughout Trinidad and Tobago. He was also able to strategically position himself in the digital space very early through his YouTube channel, which is one of the largest in the steelpan community with over 18,000 subscribers.
As a University of the West Indies graduate with a BA in Musical Arts, Keishaun Julien currently arranges for Alpha Pan Pioneers and offers private lessons to an international student-base online. He is also the winner of the 2021 PanoGrama competition. Some of Keishaun’s musical influences within the steelpan fraternity include Duvone Stewart, Ken “Professor” Philmore, Liam Teague and Len “Boogsie” Sharpe.