Machel Montano

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Nine Mile Music Festival's 2013 Lineup: Three Marleys With 2 Chainz, Future, Six Others

    We gonna be jammin' all night. On March 2, the Nine Mile Music Festival (formerly known on the streets as Marley Fest) will be returning to the sun-soaked sands of Virginia Key Beach Park for its second straight year. Expect Jah, lots of Rastas, some blessed herb, irie vibes, and serious dreads - ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Concert Review: Best of the Best 2010 at Bicentennial Park, May 30

    photo by Ian WitlenKhaled, Ross, and Diddy all took to the stage together for a group appearance.​Click here to view a full slideshow of photos from the concert.Best of the Best Concert With Gyptian, Barrington Levy, Capleton, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Diddy, and othersBicentennial Park, Miami ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    Slideshow: Best of the Best Concert 2010

    photo by Ian WitlenNicki Minaj, as always, signed female fans' chests.​The annual Best of the Best concert has always been one of the crowning events of Memorial Day Weekend in Miami, and this year's edition, held yesterday at Bicentennial Park, kept the momentum going. While the lineup of course ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Best of the Best Concert General Schedule By Genre

    Expect soca star Machel Montano some time between 3 and 7 p.m.​There's a lot to cover at Best of the Best, with so many headlining artist advertised, and with so many headliners also bringing the vague promise of unnamed "friends." What's more, neither fans nor artist sin the hip-hop and Caribbean ... More >>

  • Music

    May 27, 2010
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    May 26, 2010

    Mixtape Of the Week: DJ Richie Epps - Best Of The Best 2010 Official Mixtape

    ​The state of this year's Best Of The Best Concert remains somewhat tentative still, due to Jamaica's ongoing declared state of emergency. Still, concert organizers have said the show is still set to go as planned, and it's undeniable that the bill features a veritable who's-who of Caribbean and u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Best of the Best 2010 Spotlight: Machel Montano

    This thirtysomething singer holds it down for Trinidad on this bill, one of the few artists here to represent soca. Still, if anyone has a shot at bringing the Caribbean style over into the mainstream, it's Machel Montano. While he's been recording and releasing albums since his teen years, in recen ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010
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    May 26, 2008

    Last Night: Best of the Best at Bicentennial Park

    Johnny Louis Barrington Levy performs at Best of the Best Sunday, May 25, 2008. Last Night: Best of the Best Concert 2008 featuring Super Cat, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Sizzla, Junior Reid, Barrington Levy, Tony Matterhorn, etc. Sunday, May 25, 2008 Bicentennial Park, Downtown Miami Better Than: Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007

    More Carnival Vibes

    The first of South Florida's pre-Carnival parties are jumping off tonight and with the weather warming up a touch, this should all make for a good five day weekend from here on out. Since soca doesn't get nearly enough love on CrossFade, here's some Machel Montano with his ever popular song "Jumbie ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2007

    Sweaty in Pink

    The party starts tonight at Opium Garden

  • Calendar

    October 5, 2006

    Island Jams

    Wow! Yet another festival of Caribbean music

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Don't Stop the Carnival

    There is no downtime for soca music's international ambassador

  • Bars and Clubs

    May 12, 2005
  • Calendar

    February 10, 2005
  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    The Year in Caribbean Music

    Dancehall, soca, and protests

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2004
  • Music

    July 1, 2004


    Tommy Boy

  • Calendar

    October 7, 1999

    Miami Gras

    Miami Carnival '99 Caribbean Mardi Gras

  • Calendar

    August 27, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 27 - September 2, 1998