Monday, December 1, 2014

The Caribbean Was Well Represented at Soultrain Awards 2014

Tessane/Liz Warfield tribute to Legends Kool and the Gang
The Caribbean was well represented recently at the 2014 Soultrain Awards held at the The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.  The ceremony was recorded before a live audience November 7, but viewers got their first look at the Wendy Williams-hosted event when the show was aired Sunday November 30 on Centric and BET.  

To bring a moment of Levity to the evening's proceedings, Wolf Blitzer and Tessanne Chin presented Aloe Blacc's Soul Inspiration performance that promoted love, peace and souul in a time where police brutality, disease and general discord dominated so much of the U.S. media's attention, Urban Daily reported.

Highlight of the night was a Legendary Award presentation to Kool And The Gang, who has remained relevant and
Machel Montano Soultrain 2014 Best Int'l Performance
respected in the industry for more than 40 years.  To illustrate how far their influence has spread, 
Tessanne Chin alongside Liz Warfield was among the Dougie Fresh hosted musical tribute to the legends that also included performances from Joe, Tank, Tamar Braxton, Mase and ladies of the night Missy Elliot, MC Lyte, Lil Kim and Da Brat who closed the show.

Caribbean soca star, 40 year old energy laden Machel Montano won Best International Performance and presented the Best New Artiste award alongside Kim Coles. Machel Montano became the second Trinidadian in two consecutive years to walk away with the award.  Last year, Bunji Garlin won the same award for his Differentology. Machel in his acceptance speech thanked the creator, his family and kids as well as "all those who voted and played a role this is a triumphant moment for us, for soca for TandT and the Caribbean...."

Both Tessanne and Machel watched with the rest of us from their television screens and shared shots on IG during the show, Tessanne as she usually does throw in her thank (you)s saying, "Thank you @CenticTV and @BET  #soultrainawards2014 for this amazing opportunity to share stage with these incredible artists to honour these #Giants of music #KoolandTheGang ......."


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Source:
Urban Daily
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