Soca fans celebrate Machel Montano’s announcement that he will return to Trinidad Carnival 2011. On his website, Montano states that “the energy from his latest recording sessions coupled with cries from his adoring fans played a major role in convincing him to return.” Says urbanislandz.com, “This, after the Soca Ambassador took a hiatus from Carnival 2010 to start new projects and explore various avenues to further develop his sound, brand and mission.” See excerpts with a link to the full article below:
The statement on his website said, “Machel has further increased the presence of Soca music internationally as millions of television viewers worldwide tuned in to his hit collaboration, “Alright” with Latin Hip Hop star, Pitbull. The song was used during episodes of the popular series, Hawaii Five-O on CBS and Parenthood on NBC. “Alright”, entered the Billboard charts and received major airplay on mainstream radio across the globe. It will also be featured on the hit NBC T.V. show, Friday Night Lights.”
Over the “summer”, Montano was a headline artist in addition to donning a new hat as the production manager on Pitbull’s 22-city “Mr Worldwide Carnival Tour”. The tour travelled to major cities throughout the United States. Montano described the experience as “a lot of hard work,” but said that he “learned a lot from it” and “thoroughly enjoyed reaching new audiences.” The energetic performer admitted he is “very excited to come back home and perform” and will stage a “Return” concert at the Hasely Crawford Stadium featuring past, present and all-new collaborators.
For full article, see http://urbanislandz.com/2010/11/30/machel-monatano-returns-for-carnival-2011-video/
See Montano’s website at www.machelmontano.com