Extasy Band reports another successful relief concert

Extasy Band performs in Grenada
Extasy Band performs in Grenada

“The Extasy Band” of Petite Savanne is reporting another successful relief concert, this time staged  in Grenada on November 7.

The band is on a drive to raise funds to support residents of Petite Savanne who were affected by Tropical Storm Erika.

The band has so far hosted a successful series of relief concerts, first at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on October 3, bagging at least $16,000, followed by fundraising events held in Martinique from October 9-11.

“This event (Grenada concert) was also very successful,” manager of the Extasy Band, Sherman Antoine, told Dominica News Online (DNO) during an interview on Wednesday. “This was one of our biggest events and we had a lot of support from the public.”

He continued, “It was the same set up like a night of World Creole Music Festival.”

Antoine described the band’s performance in Grenada for the first time as a “great experience.”

“We performed on Saturday night together with different artistes from Trinidad, Grenada and other Caribbean islands,” he said.

He said the Grenadian people appreciated the band’s performance.

“The thing is Grenadians are not accustomed with Zouk/Compa and they appreciated us…they told us that we brought back the feel of Creole into them,” he explained. “They always had that feel for those types of music but never really listened and it was something that just caught them because their people before used to speak patois, so basically it’s in their blood.”

Antoine believes that the people of Grenada have Dominica at heart, “because everywhere you visit, the people are showing concern,” Antoine added.

He said quite a bit of money was raised, but could not give an accurate figure at this time.

The ticket for the event cost EC$25.

The band is expected to perform in other Caribbean countries to raise more funds for its relief efforts for the residents of Petitie Savanne.

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2 Comments

  1. SWING
    November 12, 2015

    ,Good move by the organizers to raise funds for Dominica, but every time I listen to this band Extasy, I hear the same songs over and over. Carimi and T vice of ten years ago and I am fed up . I love compass and Zouk. To me the band is stuck for over 24 months . No creativity and no originality that’s why they sounded like nothing at the NCCU Cadence show when they came up against more creative bands.

  2. Anonymous
    November 12, 2015

    Wow! wow! wow! just WOW!!! – only heard the Extasy band once – when they performed live during an Oustside Broadcast outside the LIME Shop – and what a joy it was to listen to the band. It was phenomenal, I always knew of the band, but never would have imagined they play so extra-ordinarly well.

    Congratulations! – Sabo and the guys

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