The nine-hour show begins at 8:30 pm on Saturday. Other entertainers scheduled to perform are KMC, Peter C Lewis, with his new band, The Orchestra, Patrice Roberts, Farmer Nappy, Ricky-T of St Lucia and Road March King of St Vincent, Problem Child, who will perform his hit song, “Party Animal”.
A spokesman for the concert told Newsday that patrons can expect a new concept and the show of a lifetime.
“We know the season is short, and we decided to do things differently by introducing a new concept, by merging the best in reggae and soca on one stage. This concert is a great mix. It is a visionary concept by Tristar Promotions.”
The promoters say they are putting a high priority on safety so there will be several entrances and exits and room for patrons to “free up”.
“There will be no jam session to get to the venue and there will be a great ambience for the VIP area,” the spokesman said.
Sean Paul is currently riding international charts with his new CD The Trinity. The CD has already been certified gold and is a very successful follow-up to his Grammy-winning breakthrough album, Dutty Rock, which sold more than six million copies.
Sean Paul has won several prestigious awards, including the Grammy for Best Reggae Album, along with nominations in the Best Male Rap Solo Performance and Best New Artiste categories. He won MTV Europe’s Best New Artist Award, while earning an MTV Video Music Award and American Music Award nominations.
Born January 8, 1973, in Kingston, Jamaica, Sean Paul Henriques is known only by his first names. He spent his early years “comfortably” in Upper Saint Andrew Parish, a few miles north of his birthplace. His parents were both talented athletes, and his mother Frances, is a well-known painter. His father Garth is a Sephardic Jew of Portuguese descent and his mother is of African-Caribbean and Chinese descent, although both were born in Jamaica.
Dancehall music was Sean Paul’s first love, and he became proficient at crafting rhythm tracks. He became a DJ after writing his own songs, basing his style largely on the works of Super Cat and Don Yute. The latter was later to become his idol and mentor. Sean Paul was closely connected to the reggae-pop band Third World.
His brother, Jason “Jigzagula” Henriques, and his best friend Zameer Masjedee helped him open up business connections. In 1996, Sean Paul released his debut single “Baby Girl (Don’t Cry)” with producer Jeremy Harding. It proved a significant success, and led to further Jamaican hits
like “Nah Get No Bly (One More Try)”, “Deport Them”, “Excite Me”, “Infiltrate”, and “Strategy”.
In 1999, Sean Paul started to attract audiences in the United States. He was commissioned to collaborate with fellow dancehall hitmaker Mr Vegas on a production for rapper DMX, entitled “Top Shotter”. The song went on to be included in the film Belly. Paul’s biggest hits include “Get Busy”, “Like Glue”, “Gimme the Light”, “Baby Boy”, “I’m Still in Love With You”, “Temperature”, and “(When You Gonna) Give It up to Me” (featuring Keyshia Cole).The video of Give It Up To Me was also featured in the movie Step Up in 2006.
Machel Montano is widely regarded as a phenomenal performer, able to do a full range of
stage antics. He frequently performs jumping splits, various famous dancehall dances, hip hop moves, capoeira, and wining.
Every year Machel has a new concept to keep his band and his performances fresh. Last year, his band was changed to Machel Montano HD (High Definition). HD is a representation of the evolution of his music over the last 25 years that has risen to a new level of musicality as each performance is very tight musically.