The Dancehall Diva D’Angel needs no introduction to many. While she has kept eyes glued to her, and brought the energy in her performances over the years, there are still those who may not know a lot about the artist born Michelle Downer. Get familiar with her below and share your thoughts in the comments section. And so!
1. What are the 5 words that best describe D’Angel?
Happy, Fun loving, Kind hearted, Hardworking, Resilient.
2. Who have been some of your influences musically and otherwise during the development of your career?
I admire (Singer) Diana King for her great musical ability and even more so we are from the same community. I also look up to (Deejay) Lady Saw who has paved the way for me as a female Dancehall Artist. My mom is another who is my tower of strength, and she has been a great supporter throughout my entire career. Finally, my son Marco Dean who is the driving force in my life.
3. What’s the process like for D’Angel when creating music?
When it’s time to get creative, I think about real life issues and write songs that people can relate to worldwide. I don’t just write from my personal issues, I also draw ideas from others who are going through different issues.
4. What’s the Dancehall scene like overseas compared to Jamaica when you’re touring?
When I’m on tour, I’m meeting and performing for people from different ethnic backgrounds. The differences are few but in the end, they mutually love and embrace Reggae and Dancehall music.