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Advantage – Machel Montano
About Machel Montano
Over the past 26 years, Machel Montano’s various fusions include everything from performing with marching bands to collaborating with Grammy-winning reggae artists. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad on November 24 1974, Machel became a star at a young age and became the youngest finalist in the history of carnival’s Calypso Monarch competition back in 1986, performing the aptly titled “Too Young to Soca.”
In March 2007 Machel made history as the first Soca artist to sell out two back-to-back shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and he returned to the Garden on March 28, 2008 for another sold out affair. This solidified Machel’s reputation as a consummate showman who can dazzle any crowd, anywhere, not just in a carnival setting.
While Machel’s diversified musical partnerships have helped to broaden soca’s appeal, and with collaborations with the likes of Beenie Man, Busta Rhymes, Buju Banton and Ptbull, he continues to make great strides in moving soca towards the mainstream.