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April 18 @ 10:00 pm
Island Vibes presents Nailah Blackman LIVE in concert!
Nailah Blackman is taking Trinidad & Tobago, the Caribbean and the World by storm. Nailah is born in music, music is part of her DNA.
She will be here performing live and ready to send Guelph into a frenzy! We are also going to have special guest, Shalli! Bringing her unique style to our stage!
Daughter of well- known Trinidadian Calypso Artist Abbi Blackman, and Granddaughter of the late Ras Shorty I, the founder of Sokah Music and the related genre Chutney Sokah. With this ancestry in Sokah 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.
2017 was her break out year with 3 mega hits back to back including “Work Out” featuring Kes the Band, with over eleven million views on YouTube.
If 2017 was her break out year, 2018 is the year Nailah Blackman stamped her name as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry globally. In 2018 the awards and achievements were flowing in:
Nailah was nominated as Best New Soca Artist for the Your View Awards 2018 in Jamaica.
Nailah showcased at SXSW in March 2018 and her song “O Lawd Oye” was selected as the top 10 songs to listen to by npr.org.
Nailah was nominated for the BET International 2018– Viewer’s Choice Best New Artist Award.
Nailah’s song “Baila Mami” was nominated and won Groovy Soca of the Year Female at the 2018 International Soca Awards in St. Lucia.
Nailah was recently interviewed on the set of The Stream, Al Jazeera’s live stream show viewed by over 300 million households across the world.
Shalli born from Dominican and Jamaican parents, nurtured her affinity for music and by the age of 5 she was already singing for audiences in her church choir. Born into a family of musicians of a variety of eclectic musical styles, gave her a sense of musical flexibility well beyond her years. This openness to sounds that aren’t “run of the mill” is a crucial element to the sound Shalli continues to showcase in her music to this day.
With successful singles like All About Love, I Fly and Down In Jamaica, the free spirited pop singer shares her life experiences with us on her debut album called “Then Now” and features the much anticipated singles Fire,Lil Bad Girl and Never Again.