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SOB’s Summer Splash Concert Cruise with Soca King Machel Montano

January 1, 2013 8:56 am

Wednesday, June 26th 2013 and Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Machel Montano with Patrice Roberts & Farmer Nappy @ SOB’s Summer Splash Concert Cruise

Soca superstar Machel Montano has enjoyed a nearly 3-decade long career in music, taking the music from his Carribbean home of Trinidad and Tobago, and spreading around the globe to much acclaim and commercial success, including several sold out shows at Madison Square Garden in recent years. For the first time ever this Summer, the iconic Trini musician takes his super energetic live show on the water on New York’s Hudson River, with a pair of cruises June 26th & 27th as part of the Summer Splash Concert series.

Since the 1990s Machel Montano has worked towards taking soca (calypso’s uptempo derivative) to a wider market through his high-profile collaborations (Wyclef Jean and Lil Jon), the integration of rock, pop, dance and hip-hop strains into his soca brand and the development of an exhilarating stage show that juxtaposes his adrenaline-pumping singing and wining (a pelvic-gyrating movement), skills with masqueraders, dance troupes, steel bands and pyrotechnics suggestive of T&T’s multi-faceted, kaleidoscopic carnival celebrations.