Presented by Island Wave


Mar 17, 2023

11:45pm – 12:15am CT

Flamingo Cantina

Kalpee is a rising artist from Trinidad & Tobago & part of a new generation of Caribbean musicians pushing a fresh tropical sound aptly named “New Calypso”. Pulling from his heritage, Kalpee delivers a modern fusion of Calypso, dancehall & reggae rhythm, laced with rock inspired guitar riffs, supported by soulful melodies & a captivating r&b vocal delivery. A conflict of genres sonically blended in perfect balance.

Having hit No 4 in the UK MW Black Chart this Sept / Oct 22 and spending 10 weeks in the Top 20 , Kalpee continues to build on the explosive success of his past music releases which include singles with Dancehall Queen SteffLon Don & Jamaican singer Mortimer.

To add to his musical credits, Kalpee is the Founder of “Iza Island Wave”, a platform dedicated to bringing music of the Caribbean to the forefront of the international music scene & now the Official Caribbean Stage at Music Matters Singapore & SXSW returning on March 17th 2023 at the Flamingo Cantina Austin TX.

A dynamic performer, songwriter, producer, with his debut album anticipated early next year & as he continues to pursue his projects with intentional passion, Kalpee is definitely one to watch in 2023!

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