Moroccan-born hip-hop artiste French Montana is the first major international act announced to perform at next week's Machel Monday concert.
The announcement was made via Montano's Instagram page.
Born in Morocco, Montana, who immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13 years old, is the founder of Coke Boys Records.
In 2012, he signed a joint-venture recording deal with Bad Boy Records and Maybach Music Group.
In 2010, he had his breakthrough with "Choppa Choppa Down". He released his debut studio album Excuse My French on May 21, 2013.
A murder suspect on the run for 13 months was arrested by police on his way to Machel Monday (February 20).
The suspect, Ricardo James, 26, appeared before a Sangre Grande magistrate yesterday.
Police officers attached to Homicide Bureau Region 11, based at the Arouca Police Station, arrested James and subsequently charged with murder of Javel Pierre.
James, also known as ‘Doodie Scrunter’, of Rampersad Trace, Vega de Oropouche, Toco Main Road, appeared before Senior Magistrate Debra Quintyne in the Sangre Grande First Magistrates Court.
It's the Monday before Carnival and believe it or not, there are roughly 90 fetes left.
Yet, there is only one on tonight - Machel Monday.
But why? Why is it that big promoters never seek to throw fetes on the Monday before Carnival since Machel Monday began?
Firstly, there's a high probability of making a loss by trying to compete with what has been the biggest annual party in T&T for many years.
Bandits have made off with thousands of dollars worth of tickets for Machel Monday, Kes Tuesday on the Rocks and Momentum, from the Converse Store in Price Plaza.
Persons who purchased tickets to those three fetes from that venue are now being asked to return them to have them replaced, as several tickets are now being deactivated.
A statement issued by the store says,