3/23 Carifesta Concerts feat. Nailah Blackman & Preedy (Just Announced)


Tickets go on sale
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Nailah Blackman is taking Trinidad & Tobago, the Caribbean and the World by storm. Some think, who is this pretty young lady, with this unique voice? Where did she come from? Actually, she is born in music; music is part of her DNA. Daughter of well-known Trinidadian Calypso Artist Abbi Blackman, and Granddaughter of the late Ras Shorty I, the founder of Soca Music and the related genre Chutney Soca. With this ancestry in Soca royalty, Nailah has been immersed in music her entire life and is an accomplished musician not only classically trained in voice but also in various instruments including the guitar and keyboards.

Nailah is also a prolific songwriter and composer and continues to write and compose her own songs which recently included her Soca chart topping hit for Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2017 entitled “Work Out” featuring Kes the Band, a single that received rave reviews at the 2017 International Soca Monarch Finals Competition and continues to soar past 8 million hits on YouTube. Nailah’s single “Baila Mami” hit over 6 million views and was number 1 on the music charts and radio airplay in both Trinidad and Barbados and was ranked in the top 5 downloads on ITunes in the Caribbean Market. Nailah’s most recent release “Baddish” featured the Jamaican sensation, Shenseea, was also a chart topper with over 2 million on YouTube views and ranked in the top 3 of the YouTube artist chart in Trinidad and Tobago. Nailah is currently atop the charts with more Mega-hits like Sokah, OLawd Oye, and Dame.

Nailah Blackman’s first appearance in Washington DC at The Howard Theatre, is a show not to be missed!

Known for his exceptional lyrical ability, soca artiste Akeem Chance who goes by the sobriquet, “Preedy” is proving to be a triple threat in the world of entertainment. He has shown his prowess with a pen; his talent on the ‘mic’ and if you did not know, he is also quite an accomplished dancer.

Preedy is known within the soca industry as a talented writer, penning many of the popular tracks for Machel Montano and others, and his musical gifts are undeniable.

Preedy caught the public’s eye in 2014 with his big hit, “Winning Champion” on the Sando Riddim. In 2015, he did not disappoint his fans when he released the groovy tune, “Away”. Rolling with the momentum, Preedy had an exceptional year in 2016 with the rhythmic vibes of “Drums” and his captivating performance of his popular tune, “Veteran” which got him second place at the 2016 International Soca Monarch competition.

In 2017, the “Veteran” star produced quite a few songs for the season, and also did some collaboration. These included: “Heat in de place” on the Sun Blast Riddim, “Freeloader” on the Avenue Riddim, “On the Low” on the Lip Service Riddim, “Bend Back” on the Lil Tommy Riddim done alongside Salty to name a few. His first release for 2017, “Land I Love” got over 225,000 views on YouTube, as collaboration with St Lucian artiste, Sedale.

In 2018 Preedy is on fire with huge hits like “Wining School”, collaboration with Bunji Garlin called “Share It,” 800,00 views and “Say Yeah” with 1.5M views.

Promoted by :
Ablazin Radio, WKYS 93.9FM, WPFW 89.3FM, WEEA 88.9FM, WHUR 96.3FM,  | DC Carnival Experience | BK Ent. | CaribUnited |

Sdot Productions | DC Caribbean Connection

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