Soca musician MACHEL MONTANO has been ordered to pay fines and compensation totalling TT$27,200 (£2,780) for “assault occasioning actual bodily harm” and using obscene language.
MONTANO has, however, managed to avoid any more time behind bars.
Soca musician MACHEL MONTANO will soon find out his fate after a judge in Trinidad and Tobago deferred his sentencing on an assault charge.
With carnival season edging nearer, magistrate Maureen Baboolal-Gafoor pushed back his and Kernel Roberts' sentencing on Thursday (17 January) to 25 February.
Trinidadian soca artist MACHEL MONTANO has been found guilty on five criminal charges in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
As reported in the Trinidad Express, Montano, Kernel Roberts (son of Calypso singer LORD KITCHENER); Joel “Zan” Feveck and Rodney “Benjai” LeBlanc were all charged with a series of criminal offences arising from a violent incident outside the Zen nightclub in April 2007.
Trinidadian soca artist MACHEL MONTANO said in a recent interview with The Voice newspaper that music, no matter the genre, should “create unity and bring people together.”
Red Bull Music Academy and MAJOR LAZER will release a second wave of tickets on 24 August for their Notting Hill Carnival party next weekend.
This month DJ RICHIE BLOOD delivers another hour of the best in dancehall, dub, jungle and reggae to get you warmed up as the summer season kicks off.
The June podcast blazes a trail showcasing brand new dancehall riddims including Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor’s Bassline Riddim, Aurora Skies Riddim Pt.2 and Dre Skull’s Loudspeaker Riddim.