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My Kingston — Bunji Garland for Campari

Sunday, March 04, 2018

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How was the energy between Trinidad Carnival and Campari?

The energy was immeasurable and incredible! The union was seamless.

The buzz is still palpable, the result of you and Fay-Ann Lyons repping the Caribbean at the launch of the Campari Red Diaries. What was that like?

It was a magical moment to make that journey to represent a brand that I grew up knowing as my father's drink and going there with Fay, who is not only a fabulous artiste but also my wife, and I couldn't have asked for it to be set better. It was a moment of passing the torch from one generation to the next. The place was also very romantic.

Two iconic Caribbean personalities in Europe repping the country's most iconic aperitif. What were your thoughts?

My thought at the time was like 'wow, we're actually here doing this for this'.

What are your thoughts on this collab?

This collab, as far as what I've seen, is perfect.

How good of a Campari bartender have you become?

So far I'm great at mixing Campari and orange juice (lol).

What was the most surprising thing about Campari/Milan and Bunji?

I guess the most surprising thing about Campari, Milan and I is how suave we are when you really get close to us and realise we're a special flavour!

Tell us about that Bunji Garlin/ Zoe Saldana Look Away moment?

Well, when we had the influencers meet and greet and my turn came to do the photo-op with Zoe, she heard the accent and asked 'Caribbean, where are you from?' So I said of course, 'Trinidad and Tobago (I made sure to not leave out Tobago)'and we talked a bit and I told her I don't want to take a normal pic. I want the look-away selfie so I had to kind of explain to her how to take it and we took it and she loved the idea when she saw it. It's a thing I remember from a lot of those movie posters.

What are the Carnival songs that you are still singing?

Big Bad Soca, Share it and Carnival.

As Carnival readies to traverse the region and, indeed, the world, what's your message behind the music?

My message behind the soca music as it transcends territories, is that there really aren't any territories, just those we as mankind impose on each other, but we all find ourselves enjoying all of ourselves with each of ourselves. Let the togetherness grow and grow.

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