CaRiMi break up a major blow for local band

Extasy Band performing in Grenada
Extasy Band performing in Grenada

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.

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  1. troof
    July 21, 2016

    does this mean that this local band isnt capable of making their own music?

  2. on your deng deng
    July 21, 2016

    Well the Xtacy band will have to find some other band to copy and do covers off of. Simple. There are much better bands like Phantom band from the same haiti. To be honest Karimi annoys the hell out of me. When was their last song released?

  3. Trouble
    July 20, 2016

    MAjor Blow what…. local shows will be forced to see some innovation now they dont have carmi to just copy and paste everywhere. not happy but just saying

  4. July 20, 2016

    We have our own culture music that could represent our country,And for you guys to say looked up on a foreign band,What about Gramacks they were more popular then Carimi but you guys never looked up on our own popular band,Shame on you guys the reason why i dont listen to all you noisy music because you guys are copy cat,

  5. just saying
    July 20, 2016

    major blow?why exactly? you guys to like to sing other people song.use this as a stepping stone and move on to make alyou own songs and stop waiting for bands like carimi to make songs for alyou to sing after.

    • Dominican
      July 20, 2016

      Tell tht to every single artist u listen to. From triple kay to machel montano to beyonce to Christopher martin.just to name a few.
      Every artist has an inspiration. Whats yours?

  6. Benette Paul
    July 20, 2016

    How can carimi break up be a major blow to local bands.?… the break up is a blow to all the promoters who got under table money to sideline local bands. The break up should be a boast for local bands so that they can ,earn from carimi and get tbe level of exposure. These gys git wealthy on use so is time for them to move on.. take note. Kkk

    • belneg beauga
      July 20, 2016

      Benette Paul How can Carimi get wealthy on the backs of Dominicans? i guess you failed level 1 math. Last time i heard this island has about 60,000 maybe, Haiti has 10 million plus. they travel on tour and make most of their money with Haitian crowds. do ur research before writing rubbish.

  7. jack robin
    July 20, 2016

    please please please extacy , it means is time to STEP UP ALL YOU GAME . you guys play the same music means its time all you fill in the gap.

  8. Reasoning
    July 20, 2016

    :?: This ecstasy band,they are leaving their local cadence music, which is a much richer music to imitate Carimi?

  9. jefferson
    July 20, 2016

    It’s ok, Stay focus. You can never reach there level,it’s higher, sound alike or lower. You choose. Keep at it.

  10. SweetS
    July 20, 2016

    Just blaze that wasn’t called for. Go blaze in hell!

  11. Louis Bernard
    July 20, 2016

    We sure have our priorities screwed up!
    Here it is we have a situation where the regional economy faces a serious challenge as a result of banks in the US are undertaking a De-Risking strategy that could seriously further retard our economies. But for our esteemed journalists in Dominica, it is not as important to the average citizen, as the break-up of a foreign BAND.
    Oh! How I weep for my beloved country, and the level of mediocrity to which it has sunk

  12. Jean Penville
    July 20, 2016

    Just Blaze!!!! is people like you that have the country as it is there, you already know what level the band will reach so imagine if is you to make them reach a position imagine what you do to them.

    Just saying

  13. Jimmy Honore
    July 20, 2016

    Extasy should grab this opportunity and fill the void…Are you professionals or fans?

  14. Rasben
    July 20, 2016

    Just Blaze – how do you know? Explain!

  15. Just Blaze
    July 20, 2016

    Is this news? Extasy band you guys will get over it. Not like you guys were going to reach Carimi level anyway.

    • each4all
      July 20, 2016


      I agree with you on the first part of your comment. Then second part was uncalled for. Positivity begins with each one of us. In that spirit I say.. You have it in you to project Positivity. The more we practice the better we get at it!

      Good luck to Extacy Band and keep striving for greater!

    • Hum !!
      July 20, 2016

      Just Blaze…………………..go Blaze somewhere else !!!!!

    • shay
      July 20, 2016

      REALLY? That’s called for? Or u never get or will never get anywhere in life so u want them to be like you? I rebuke you! Those guys will be very successful!

    • I am Petite Savanne Strong
      July 20, 2016

      What a pathetic comment by this so-called ‘Just Blaze’ It’s people like you who do not support or appreciate what is ours.

    • lulu
      July 20, 2016

      aFTERALL is this the way we behave. Stop pressing our own people

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