By Martin Jay
Trinidad & Tobago | Wednesday 23 March 2016: 16:16 GMT
As the 2015 Carnival season in Trinidad started to reach fever pitch the name Angela Hunte was being heard more and more, due to her massive carnival hit collaboration with Machel Montano, Party Done. Angela Hunte is an established songwriter in other genres of music, but this emergence into the world of Carnival was perhaps inevitable; she has both Trinidadian and Bajan heritage, so you could say it’s in her blood. There is a saying that you’re only as good as your last song, so it was important that Ms Hunte reprise her success in 2016. The Ti Punch riddim is a fusion of riddims and flavours. It reminds me of zouk love music, a sound that you would associate with quadrille dancing, especially in the French Caribbean. Mon Bon Ami, meaning ‘my good friend’, is a song that you will find easy to move to and easy to sing along to. Angela has a very distinct voice, and the phrasing of her songs makes them very catchy. It is always daunting when you set such a high standard in your first year, but I think it would be fair to say that Angela Hunte has maintained her standard with this very popular 2016 Carnival song. I am intrigued to see what she’ll come out with next.