Manager of ‘The Extasy Band’ of Petite Savanne, Sherman Antoine has said the news of the break-up of popular International Haitian Kompa Band, “CaRiMi” is a major blow for the band.
In an interview with Dominica News Online on Tuesday, he said the band always looked up to the CaRiMi.
“The news of CaRiMi break up really hit us. We looked up to the band and they now departing, that’s a big blow for our band because we have constant rapport with them,” he said.
Earlier this week, band manager of CaRiMi, Fritz ‘Fito’ Hyacinthe, said in a release on the popular, Kompa Magazine, that the band was breaking up after 15 years.
“All the band members are saddened by the news because we look up to those guys and are following their footsteps. We play a lot of CaRiMi songs,” Antoine stated.
He said the Extasy Band looked up to CaRiMi for advice.
“We had a good relationship with them,” he stated adding that CaRiMi actually donated a guitar to the Extacy Band guitarist.
He also said Extasy Band has performed with CaRiMi in the past.