Radio on a diffrent level
Kompa Original's Hottest Musical Show "Tout Moun Jwen" Hosted by Chantoutou
I came across Chantal and found her intriguing and just had to dig deeper to find out who exactly is this woman behind the microphone. Chantal Laventure aka Chantoutou is no stranger to entertainment and also the French Caribbean Community. Chantou has been doing radio as early as her “High School” days on Radio Tropical with Arios Dennis whom first discovered her voice. Arios Dennis brought her aboard his teenage talk show bringing awareness to the community. Chantou was part of a teenage panel responsible for bringing awareness to teenage issues within the community. The informative talk show was successful and came to an end when everyone upon the panel became young adults enrolled in college.
Chantal’s next challenge was television, she started her own musical talk show “Live Wire” featuring interviews with artist and upcoming artist of the Caribbean. “What was Live Wire like? Chantou answered “Well you never knew what I was going to do next. I could be at a festival or I could be having drinks at South Beach with an artist with a snake around my neck or on a yacht enjoying the scenery learning what the mine set was behind the lyrics to a newly released single. I loved it and I wanted to take this show to the next level and represent the French Caribbean on a major network.
Later Chantal received an invitation to host her own musical show on Radio Tropical. Chantou has sense returned to the airwaves and revamped her show “Tout Moun Jwen” which airs Live on Kompa Original Radio and Facebook.
“What was your experience like on Radio Tropical”? Chantou: “It was definitely different the second time around. Luckly I already had the experience preparing for a show. I didn’t want to do radio. I had to sit down in one spot. I thought that would be boring. Edens Debas and Patrick Jules had to convince me and finally I accepted. It was the best experience and I would’ve regret it if I didn’t take the chance. I was in between Bob Lemoine and Guy Ford, both whom I respect dearly. How many people can say they had the honor to sit in the same chair as these two on the number one radio at that time. Monday -Friday 4-6pm I was responsible for the content of this show. I was in between two heavy weights. Jacques the engineer was like a father and thought me the majority of what I know of radio. I had no competition I had to be able to stand tall next to these two. I am blessed to say I was heavily coached by the best and today I can walk into any studio and navigate it, not to many women can do that and I am proud of it. In matter of fact that’s what sets me apart in this male dominated industry.”
When asked Chantou, “Tout Moun Jwen toady and then what is the difference? What exactly is the idea behind this musical show? Chantou answered: “Tout Moun Jwen, then I constantly had guest on my show at the station, for some reason it’s difficult now. With social media some artist insist want I come to them. For the studio experience I raised the bar by making it fun for me and entertaining for my audience with surprise guest. Before you ask I am not a DJ I am a Radio & TV Personality and I turned this show into musical appreciation class. I am the host and entertainment, I take away your stress for a while with humor, great music and ambiance”. The difference then there were no cameras today i’m live on social media so I take advantage of that and I bring awareness to artist musical groups promoters and their events”.
“What are your plans for the future”? Chantou answered with a smile, “Hmmm 2019 let’s raise the bar higher. This year I am gong to work harder and accomplish more. I’m the best kept secret with lots of tricks up my sleeve. I will give you some news I am returning to television and I am going to do it big as I always do and did I plan on being one among many whom will give Haiti a positive image. That’s all I am going to say for now. Watch me follow me on social media @kompaoriginal on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and see what I do next trust me it’s going to be insane.”
Written by Loyd Jean-Charles