Beenie Man and Chaka Khan featured on Trinidad and Tobago's Independence album

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Jamaican dancehall entertainer Beenie Man and international superstar, Chaka Khan are some of the artistes who will be featured on an album being compiled by the Trinidadian Government to commemorate the country's golden Independence Anniversary.

Trinidadian artiste Machel Montano premiered the first track from the album, Going For Gold yesterday at the Trinidad Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain.

The album was announced by Planning Minister, Dr Bhoe Tewarie, and is expected to be released before Trinidad's Independence Day on August 31.

The triple Carnival title-holder said while some may criticize the move to include international artistes, the album will open the doors of the world to young upcoming local artistes.

Montano described the album as the "soundtrack of a Golden summer" which will serve to encourage the momentum of the public as Trinidad and Tobago competes in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and celebrates 50 years of Independence.