Machel Montano

Bogus story upsets Machel Montano

Soca superstar Machel Montano has said a story circulating online that he was arrested at JFK airport in relation to drug charges is completely fake.

Montano, who responded to numerous calls and questions through an Instagram post on Thursday said he was absolutely okay and was en route to spend the weekend with his daughter who received a scholarship to Ohio State University in the United States.

"The more you do positive in life, understand that there be more negative opposing forces trying to counteract," Montano said in the post.

Bazodee opens this week

The week will see the movie "Bazodee" hitting movie theatres in the United States.

The locally produced movie, starring Machel Montano premiered internationally last Wednesday at the Playstation Theater in Manhattan, New York. 

In Trinidadian slang "Bazodee" refers to a state of dizziness or confusion in love.


Machel Montano takes soca to The White House

Soca star Machel Montano has taken soca music to the residence of the US President, The White House in Washington, D.C.

Montano joined other Caribbean artistes at a conference on the impact of Caribbean Culture on America, on Wednesday.

Montano, who is considered the country's leading soca artiste, posted three pictures on his Instagram account, followed by a video of him performing one of his songs, "Dance With You".

Machel Montano to perform at Lauryn Hill's "Diaspora Calling"

Local Soca star Machel Montano has been included in the line-up for "Diaspora Calling." The show has been put together by singer Lauryn Hill and is a celebration of the African Diaspora.

Diaspora Calling, she explains, is a collection of works “intended to celebrate the rich tapestry of artists from the African diaspora while also illumining persistent and irrepressible themes."

The show was launched in Brooklyn and features a three-day series of both art and music. 

Machel Montano gets prestigious American Foundation for the University of the West Indies award

Soca artiste Machel Montano has been awarded the ‘Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley Award' by the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies at its Legacy Gala in New York City last night.

This award is given to individuals of Caribbean heritage who, through their efforts and contribution to community have been able to shine a global spotlight on issues impacting the Caribbean.

The awards honour notable individuals from the US and the Caribbean, all of whom represent high levels of achievement within their respective fields.

Machel Montano drops lawsuit against Dwight Yorke

Soca artiste Machel Montano has dropped the lawsuit against former national football captain Dwight Yorke, for the use of his name to promote a concert in Tobago.

Montano had filed the lawsuit against Yorke for falsely advertising that Montano was to perform at Yorke’s 'Island Vibe' party at Pigeon Point, Tobago.

Attorney Jacqueline Chang filed a notice of discontinuance on Monday on behalf of Yorke as the matter came up for hearing at the Hall of Justice, effectively ending the proceedings against Yorke.

Monk Monte takes Road March 2016

Machel Montano has once again dominated the road march stage.

Machel's mega hit "waiting on the stage" was played 328 times while its closest rival "People" by Kes Dieffenthaller was played 29 times.

Dean Ackin, Machel Montano on Forbes list of top 10 Carnival entrepreneurs

Forbes has listed soca artiste Machel Montano, entrepreneur Dean Ackin and designer Anya Ayoung Chee, among the 10 ten movers and shakers of T&T Carnival.

An article entitled "The Trinidad Carnival Power List: Ten Local Entrepreneurs Behind The Caribbean's Biggest Bacchanal", writer Baz Dreisinger takes a look at Carnival in T&T and the people behind it.

Jules Sobion who leads Caesar's Army and Scorch leader Kwesi "Hypa Hoppa" Hopkinson also made the list.