DC Carnival Experience invites you to Saturday Night Live!...featuring the King of Soca … MACHEL MONTANO along with the sensational ANGELA HUNTE.. LIVE! backed by the magical Dj Stephen..www.dccarnival.com
Known as the King of Soca, Machel Montano’s long and decorated career began in 1982 at the age of seven. Since then Machel has gone on to dominate the genre, winning countless awards and pushing Soca music onto the international stage with growing velocity. Whether he’s selling out Madison Square Garden or rocking a 25,000 deep crowd at his namesake fete on home soil – Machel is an unmatched entertainer, an artist of growing global influence, and a man on a mission. 33 years in, most artists would be content with these pinnacles of achievement – but for Machel, this was only the first chapter.
As a young girl growing up in the Caribbean island of Trinidad, Brooklyn-born Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Angela Hunte was surrounded by an abundance of music from different cultures and generations. She started dabbling in hip-hop and songwriting at age 15, and soon realized that she was more than just a dynamic songwriter, but a true artist with a very unique voice that puts her in a league of her own. The genre-blurring soundtrack of Angela’s career has established the broad-based sonic palette that characterizes her professional and artistic versatility. Her mission as an artist is not only to remain genre-less, but to create a universal sound rich with culture that will uplift music lovers from any background.