Caribbean Entertainment News Roundup

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J Balvin and Sean Paul perform at Coachella Stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 13, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
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By The NAN Editorial Team

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, April 19, 2019: Here are the top headlines making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for this week:

SEAN PAUL

Sean Paul became the second Caribbean artist to perform at Coachella this year after J. Balvin brought him on during his performance.

Paul joined the reggaeton artist for their collaboration “Contra La Pared.”​ Elsewhere in the set, Balvin was joined by dancers dressed as Cardi B and Bad Bunny as he performed “I Like It.”

CALYPSO ROSE

Calypso Rose became the first and oldest Caribbean calypsonian to perform at Coachella 2019 and is next headed to Japan, Germany, Switzerland and London.

The Tobago-born singer will celebrate her 79th birthday on April 27th and told TMZ she plans to still be performing if she gets to 100.

KOFFEE

Reggae teen, Koffee, continues to ride high on the Billboard Reggae Chart this week. The 19-year-old Spanish Town, Jamaican’s ‘Rapture,’ remains at number 1, where it has been for the past three weeks.

BUJU BANTON FOR TRINIDAD

Jamaican reggae star, Buju Banton, is set to arrive in Trinidad and Tobago today, Good Friday, April 19th after being cleared by the Ministry of National Security for entry.

Banton headlines the ‘I Am Legend Festival,’ on Saturday night, April 20th. The artiste’s last visit to Trinidad was in 2009 when he performed at that year’s I Am Legend concert at the very same venue, Queen’s Park Savannah.

Others set to perform include Koffee, veteran reggae stalwart, Luciano, melody maker, Wayne Wonder, Singing Melody, Tony Curtis and LUST.

WYCLEF JEAN FOR IRELAND

This August, Haitian-born multi Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean is headed to Ireland for BARE In The Woods Festival. The event is set for the Naas Racecourse in Kildare on Friday 23rd August 2019.

MACHEL MONTANO

Trinidad soca sensation Machel Montano is counting down to St. Maarten’s 50th Carnival celebrations on Friday, May 3rd. Montano will be back in St. Maarten after 15 years.

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