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King of Soca


“What did it take to become King of Soca?”

The iconic Machel Jesus Montano: a small-village Trinidadian boy who grew up to become Winer Boi, then HD, and, ultimately, MONK Monté. In 2022, the acclaimed, award-winning King of Soca celebrates forty years in Calypso and Soca music—with a career that began at the age of seven—and now has legions of adoring fans worldwide.

This unique biography details how Machel achieved his remarkable success and longevity in the cut-throat industry. Who better to tell the tale than the ultimate insider: his mother, manager, confidante, and now biographer—Elizabeth “Lady” Montano?

In this book, you will read a first-hand account of Machel’s rise to stardom, including never-before-revealed insights into:

- The Winer Boi, HD, and Monk Monté years - His evolution, spiritual development, and re-inventions - His collaborations and experimentations

- The historical Calypso and Soca landscape that shaped his career

- Photographs, newspaper articles, and more from his massive archive

Machel’s story brings to light what it really took him to rise to and remain at the peak of a music career that spans four decades as one of the most popular Soca artists in the world. Whether you are a fan of his 45+ album discography and energetic, fast-paced style, or simply interested in how a successful career is built, this engaging biography will surely provide valuable information and insights.

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Weight 1.496000
By Elizabeth Montano
Country of Publication Trinidad & Tobago
Dimensions 25 x 26.3 x 2.5 cm
Format Hardcover
ISBN/EAN 9789769674905
Pagination 332
Publication Date Jul 25, 2022
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