Caption: Official Artists Khalia, Tessellated, Sevana and Kalpee
Photo credit: Shasta-Lee Smith
‘The Island Stage’ boasts an A-List line-up pioneered by emerging local artiste Kalpee and his management team FVP Global, with a joint aim to create a platform for artists to come together and represent music of the Caribbean. Kalpee, who will be hosting the stage, will also be performing alongside genre-bending Jamaican artist Tessellated known for his “Pine & Ginger” smash hit with over 30 million streams, Mortimer, Sevana, Khalia and others.
General Manager at Music TT, Melissa Jimenez states: “MusicTT is super excited to have partnered with Kalpee and Therapy to help deliver ‘The Island Stage’. Thank you to SXSW for including the Caribbean with such prominence and for recognizing the wealth of talent – giving us a voice with global reach. I look forward to the doors that will be opened through this partnership and the wave of infinite possibilities created for both rising and established artistes in T&T and the wider Caribbean.”
By working together with Therapy and utilizing such platforms like SXSW, MusicTT can help bridge the gap between the international music industry and the Caribbean Diaspora and, in doing so, be strategically aligned. This is needed in order to form a united front to pushing Trinbagonian artists on global, internationally recognized stages.