World Watch: Machel Montano

Country: Trinidad

Machel Jesus Montano is a Trinidadian singer of soca music, a genre of Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1970s. Machel has been recording for 30 years, and recently has relocated to Los Angeles. He’s recorded with a number of artists, including Major Lazer, and has sold out shows at Madison Square Garden.

Check out his latest single, the breakneck “Beat It“. If it doesn’t have you dancing with your hands in the air, I don’t know what will.

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