Kenneth “Rabo” Silcott is a Singer, Songwriter,Poet and Author who grew up in the musically rich Sae Mae Lane in St John’s, Montserrat - a unique neighborhood that birthed calypso geniuses such as Fisher, Rhadyo, Reality, Organizer and Prynze.
After competing in Montserrat’s Junior Calypso competition for a few years, Rabo broke into the senior Calypso arena in 1979. Like many other talented individuals, Rabo crept out of the Emerald Isle, but migration to the USA did not end Rabo’s lyrical endeavors. He continued to write songs and poetry, releasing his hit "Rockin On" in 1986 and his Emancipation album in 2006.
Rabo received the Best Songwriter award for “Protect The Children”, a song written for Fearless K, Montserrat’s Junior Calypso King in 2012.
Rabo's musical and literary achievements include:
2014: "Gimme More", a multi-genre musical album, displaying his versatility and wide-ranged talent.
2015: “Is my country dying” and “Have we lost control of our children” which earned Rabo fifth runner-up in the Montserrat Calypso Monarch competition
2016: “I’m not ready” and “Memoirs of a man” with which songs Rabo placed 1st runner up and Best Social Commentary Song in The Montserrat Calypso Monarch competition. Also released, remix of “Beautiful Montserrat” and “Light up de sky.”
2017: Ken "Rabo""Silcott published and launched “The adventures of JoJo – The Dungeon,” his first children's book.
2017: Wrote three (3) songs for the Montserrat Junior Calypso Competition.
2017: Rabo captured the Crown in The Montserrat Calypso Monarch Competition. Rabo released a brand new album, "The Promise" with 11 songs to include the 2016 songs and 2017 "The Promise, Brother's Cry, Mama Leh Weh and Allergic Reaction". Represented Montserrat in the Leeward Island Calypso Competition in Anguilla.
2018: Rabo defend his Crown and placed 4th in the Montserrat Calypso Monarch Competition.
2019: Appointed Executive Director of The Montserrat Arts Council. Wrote 4 songs for Junior Calypso Competition.
2020: Wrote 6 songs for the Junior Calypso Competition