Kalpee is set to rep T&T as the only Trinbagonian artist to perform at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2020.
The singer-songwriter confirmed the news via Instagram. At the moment, no other details have been confirmed. He joins the ranks of other local artists who have been invited to perform including musician Mungal Patasar, the Codrington Pan Family and Nailah Blackman.
The annual music festival will be hosted on March 13-22 in Austin, Texas.
Although he is the only Trinbagonian artist to perform, he isn’t the only Caribbean artist. Persons Of Interest and Tessellated out of Jamaica are also set to perform.
The SxSW Conference and Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. One of the largest events of its kind, the event sees over 2,000 artists and bands playing on more than 100 stages. A number of major artists have been discovered there including John Mayer, Miguel, Janelle Monae, Katy Perry and Amy Winehouse.
Kalpee’s debut EP, Home, is currently out and is available on all major platforms including Apple Music, SoundCloud, YouTube, Spotify and Amazon Music.