Machel Montano With The HD Family In Vancouver
August 18, 2012
868 Granville Street
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**GENERAL ADMISSION / 19+**
Machel Montano is one of the most well-known soca acts in the world, using his leverage as an artist to sell-out shows from the National Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago to Madison Square Garden. His 30+ year career has seen him recording with Caribbean music legends Beenie Man, Calypso Rose, Wyclef Jean, Canibus, Shaggy, Sparrow, Ken Marlon Charles (KMC), Walker Hornung, Mohombi, G-Unit, Black Stalin, David Rudder, Buju Banton, Doug E. Fresh and Collie Buddz to name just a very few. In May, 2010, Machel, as special guest artist for the US shows, embarked on a 5-week tour with Pitbull on his Mr. Worldwide “Carnival” tour.
Through his ever-evolving musical offerings, Machel works on his mission of depositing soca into the domain of mainstream music. It is his dream to see soca being enjoyed in the international market. Moreover, due to soca’s crossover appeal, Machel states, “I have been pushing the envelope, trying to revolutionize soca, trying to improve its quality. It is very difficult to bring this music to the mainstream and at the same time stay grounded at home but we have created a sound that we believe is palatable to all markets and can play on the radio in rotation with other popular songs and genres.”
With numerous awards starting at a young age, Machel Montano was the youngest finalist to ever win the Caribbean Song Festival in 1987. In 2005, he attended the 3rd Annual International Soca Awards in Trinidad and received awards for: Male Soca Performer of the Year, Soca Songwriter of the Year, Soca Artist Album of the Year for “The Xtatik Experience”, Overall Soca Band of the Year and Soca Video of the Year for “You”. Accolades have extended to include the only two time recipient of The Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year (2007/2008), Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer as well as Most Outstanding Stage Personality at the International Reggae and World Music Awards in 2007 at the historic Apollo Theatre in New York.
In February 2012, Machel Montano became a Triple Crown winner at Carnival. At the Super Red 20 International Soca Monarch he won the Groovy Soca Title with the Anthemic “Mr Fete”. Later that night he went on to dominate the International Power Soca Monarch with his high-energy power hit “Pump Yuh Flag”. On Carnival Monday and Tuesday 2012, “Pump Yuh Flag” was the most played song on the road (233 times) earning him Road March glory.
Visit MACHEL MONTANO online at www.machelmontano.com