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Machel Montano might preside atop Trinidad’s Ministry of Road in song only, but T&T’s reigning soca superpower made an official appearance inside the United Nations this past Friday night. Part of the UN’s 2015 and Beyond sustainable-development campaign, theSetting the Stage concert (which coincided with last week’s Caribbean Week events in NYC, and was presented by General Assembly President John Ashe, an Antiguan) featured acts from around the world with an emphasis on the Caribbean, including fellow Trini David Rudder, and zouk icons Kassav’.
Although his performance was brief, Machel left an impression with his set, which featured some of his most socially conscious and global-minded material, including “No War,”“Possessed,” “Real Unity,” and “Happiest Man Alive.” Che Kothari captured images of Machel’s experience.
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