Remembering Jany William, 2004 Saint Lucia Calypso Queen. Ten Years Have Passed. Her Memory Lives On.
by Mantius Cazaubon
Jany Williams, Calypsonian, Soca Singer
Here are two numbers by the late Jany Williams, who won the Saint Lucia calypso crown in 2004 and met a tragic death in a car crash, October, that same year.
The 26 year old won the calypso monarch title with the songs, Having A Baby and Tribute To Calypso Greats. Sadly she didn't get a chance to receive her prize, having passed before prize-giving ceremony took place. Jany - Tribute To Calypso GreatsJany - Having A Baby
Jany Williams had won the title only three months before she met her demise. The car she was driving plunged about 300 feet down a precipice near Anse La Verdue, Canaries, Saint Lucia and she reportedly died from a broken neck.
Williams was a member of Kurt Allen's Caribbean Vizion, a group that promotes economic cooperation while developing a relationship between education, culture and regional consciousness among West Indians. She touched the heart of many all over the Caribbean. She was a rising regional performer with a hit soca number, Splash that was popular in the Caribbean and New York.
Jany was lead singer for St Lucian band, Wezon, a netballer, former student of St Joseph's Convent and a former school teacher.
This month marks ten years since she passed. We remember her in a loving way. Gone too soon.