Wyclef Jean Hosts Caribbean Music Awards

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This week, the “Caribbean Music Awards” will kick off an eagerly awaited inaugural show celebrating the dynamism of Caribbean music across the diaspora live at the renowned Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, on August 31, 2023. The pre-Labor Day weekend celebration of Caribbean music, hosted by Wyclef Jean, will also be available to stream worldwide via Tempo Networks/YouTube and Instagram via @CaribbeanEliteMagazine starting at 7:30 pm eastern time LIVE from the Kings Theatre.
The exhilarating extravaganza will celebrate the magnitude of Caribbean music in all forms, ranging from Reggae, Dancehall, Soca to Kompa and Zouk, with a powerhouse line-up of honorees, performances, and special appearances from many.

Grammy-winner, multiple Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping artist and international reggae legend Buju Banton will be honored with a Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic foundation, the ‘Buju Banton Foundation,’ which empowers young men to have an equal opportunity to succeed in the world by providing food, clothing, healthcare, skillset enhancement training and educational needs. Machel Montano is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Beres Hammond receiving the Elite Icon Award for their respective contributions to Caribbean music.

Performances for the night will include Wayne Wonder, Alison HindsJada KingdomDexta DapsKraniumNailah BlackmanDing DongRupee, Baby Cham, Toni-Ann Singh, Romain Virgo, Angela Hunte, Stone Love and more with overall appearances from Doug E. FreshSkengMYASpiceMorgan HeritageKonshensKarlie ReddMichael Rainey Jr., and more.

Leading the inaugural set of nominations in twenty-six categories across various genres, including Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Kompa, and Zouk is Kes, with five nominations. The Trinidadian soca group’s nominations include ‘Best Soca Artist of the Year,’ ‘Performer of the Year,’ ‘Collaboration of the Year,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Artist of the Decade.’ Masicka, Ding DongMachel Montano, and Shenseea tie for the second-highest number of nominations with four nominations as SpiceSkengDexta DapsDJ CheemKabaka PyramidProtojeNailah Blackman, & earns the third-highest number of nominations with three nominations.

Prepare for an unforgettable night celebrating Caribbean music’s rich history spanning many generations on August 31 at 8 pm eastern time at the Kings Theatre and/or globally via YouTube as Caribbean Music Awards has partnered with the global powerhouse, YouTube, to bring this extraordinary event to audiences worldwide.
For the latest updates and information, visit our official website or follow us on IG @CaribMusicAwards @CaribbeanEliteMagazine. Get ready to experience the best that Caribbean music has to offer at the Caribbean Music Awards!

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