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Machel Montano & Xtatik

Machel Montano is not only one of the Caribbean's youngest performers, but one of its most successful. With his unique blend of soca and dancehall, and sensual stage persona, Montano has risen to the upper echelon of Caribbean music. The first Trinidadian and the youngest performer to win the Caribbean song festival (in 1987), he's gone on to win the Young Kings Competition in 1991, the Party Vocalist Competition in 1995, and the Road March King Competition of Trinidad and Tobago in 1997. His band, Xtatik, won the Party Band Competition in 1996. According to Metro Connections, Montano "successfully crosses boundaries between young and old, between Jamaica and Trinidad and between soca and dancehall."

Montana's talent has been obvious since childhood. Impressing his parents with his singing with the accompaniment of his brother on guitar, he was sent for vocal lessons. At the age of nine, he was chosen to represent the music school at the Junior Calypso Monarch Contest. Forming his band, Pranasonic Express, later renamed Xtatik, in 1984, he released his debut album, Too Young To Soca, two years later. He was heard by North American audiences for the first time when he performed the title track on television show, Star Search in 1987. Montano's hits include "Take Me Back," "By All Means," "Take Ah Borrow," "Music Farm," "Big Truck," "Footsteps," and "Toro Toro." His album Outa Space (UFOs) featured the vocals of Jamaican vocalist Beenie Man. ~ Craig Harris, Rovi
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Moi
I love you machel montano
Caribbean music is the best.
mrsjean98
Luv my soca
Great soca maniac
I love being Jamaican and Trinidad and Spanish
Extremely proud to be Trinidadian! But I would love for you to update his soca music! He has plenty of great new songs (: for example:
The fog- 2013
Witch Doctor- 2013
Monster-2013
Mr.Fete- 2012
Advantage-20 1 1
One of my favorite artist...Pro u d to be a Trini!
My favorite entertainer and my neighbor from Trinidad
supergal207
please edit, Montana, for Montano
Fave artiste!!
makes me homesick
luv ya Machel !!!!!
Machel Baby!!!
shareefab200 3
cool
granny!
sharonda.aye r s 1 9 8 0
Love u Machel!!
LOVE Machel!!!
Machel Forever!
good look pandora
anoelle03
soca baby !!!
De winer bwoy de pon Pandora finally!
pandora need to put machel album "book of angels" up here too
Best entertainer in the world, that young man is full of energy,i love his spirit,love to workout with his CD, keep it up man, ur the best
ansuya47
amazing artist....da n c e with you...best song evr
rudegal13
Soca music lover 4 life!
Soca's Elephant man or Energy God. Great performer. Very energetic.

Annie

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