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Machel Montano

For the past 35 years, Machel Jesus Montano has, without a doubt, arduously worked to claim and maintain his global positioning as the greatest Soca artiste that lives. His music is loved world over and his stage shows are on par with some of the world’s greatest entertainers.

Montano began his career at the age of nine with the forever famous, “Too Young To Soca”. His talent and drive eventually saw him appear on the mainstream television show, Star Search in 1986. From then to now, the superstar Caribbean entertainer has appeared on stages around the world, including most recently, OVO Fest in Toronto, Canada- an event hosted by International Superstar, Drake.

His music speaks volumes and is easily embraced by global music engagers. Among the many acts that have collaborated with Montano are, Wyclef Jean, Doug E Fresh, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Vybz Kartel and back in home territory, Calypso Rose, David Rudder and The Mighty Sparrow.

Machel Montano shows no sign of stopping. With numerous accolades to his name, the entertainer is bent on ensuring that Soca music is understood, accepted and embraced by global audiences.

His countless hits include, “Mr Fete”, “Oil and Music”, “The Fog” and “Like Ah Boss”.

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Day 41 – KI

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A major part of Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival landscape, Kris Veeshal Persad, best known as KI, is one of the country’s best Chutney Soca contributors. He has won the Chutney Soca Monarch title three times- the last in 2016.

KI is the son of Trinidad’s established keyboardist, bandleader, & producer Veerendra Persad and KI himself started his career in entertainment as a keyboardist at the age of 7.

He competed and won the very first “Children of Mastana” competition and shortly thereafter migrated to Canada where he spent his formative years concentrating on his Academics and studying music.  KI continued to display his commitment and dedication to the band and was given the opportunity to be lead musician and producer for JMC 3veni. He used this experience to produce the band’s last 5 albums, and collaborated with Madmen Productions in producing the massive hit “In Front Of Meh” by Umi Marcano, formally of Machel Montano’s “HD.”

During his career in the chutney soca music arena, KI has delivered songs like, ‘Catch Meh Lovah’, ‘No More Rum Again’, ‘Same Gyal Twice,’ ‘Runaway’ and ‘Baggage’. He has toured the world and even opened for Soca star Machel Montano in Manhattan, NYC.

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Day 40 – Angela Hunte

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All it took was one quick collaboration with the King of Soca, Machel Montano in 2015 for the people of her homeland of Trinidad and Tobago, along with the rest of the Caribbean, to fall in love with US based singer songwriter, Angela Hunte.

The Grammy award winner, who is internationally known for her role as contributing writer on the Alicia Keys, Jay Z single, ‘Empire State of Mind’, has certainly immersed herself in the culture of her homeland, proving that she is a Caribbean woman to the core and fully capable of representing the Diaspora with a tremendous sense of ease.

Angela Hunte’s distinct style of soca is truly enticing. Her first collaboration with Machel Montano, a song called ‘Party Done’, heard the vocal range of the Brooklyn resident in a way that immediately sold her to soca music lovers around the world. Onstage, she was the epitome of exuberance. Angela Hunte had sealed the deal and would become a committed part of the Carnival culture of T&T and those experienced around the world.

In 2016, Hunte followed up her ‘Party Done’ anthem with ‘Mon Bon Ami and ‘Like So’. Her 2017 contributions are ‘Big Drum Beat’ and ‘Make Me Go.’

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