Petite Savanne Relief Concert bags $16,000

A scene from the concert
A scene from the concert

A relief concert, hosted by one of Dominica’s popular bands, ‘The Extasy Band,’ of Petite Savanne has raised at least $16,000 which will go towards assisting residents of the community affected by Tropical Erika.

The concert, the first of its kind by the band, was held on October 3 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

“The band raised at least $16,000 at the door on the night of the concert,” band manager, Sherman Antione told Dominica News Online. “The money raised will be placed in a special account which will be available for the Petite Savanne Relief Committee to be used as relief for the Petite Savanne people.”

Based on the funds raised, Antoine said the concert was a success, although a large turnout was not expected.

“The concert was a success, people really came out to patronize and that is what we were looking forward to,” Antoine stated “I did not expect that at all, the crowd was surprising to me.”

The band is planning another concert during the Indepedence season.

“Management of some large companies contacted me and we have decided that we should do something bigger during the Independence season,” Antoine stated. “It will be for the same relief cause. The more we can get and the more we can do it’s all good,” he noted.

The band will also leave for Martinique on Thursday, October 8, to participate in a benefit concert for the Petite Savanne School.

The concert will take place at Garage Popular on October 9, from 7:00 pm.

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  1. skerit
    October 8, 2015

    and once again, maybe the tsavanne commitee will take it for thier families and give the scraps to the others. like they do with all they get

  2. coco nana
    October 7, 2015

    reason for large turn out cuz dere isnt anywhere else to go and ppl were thirsty for sewo.

  3. Big Bannan
    October 7, 2015

    Papa, Thats all? lol

    • Tjebe fort
      October 8, 2015

      Man, that is as much as Skerrit made with his pappy show in Barbados. Don’t belittle that bro. this is a great effort.

  4. Shaka zulu
    October 7, 2015

    Guess they were singing Gospel songs and man was not whining on woman with beer in their hands. Just imagine how much the creol fest would bring.

    Anyway horse dead already. Good job folks hope next concert is even better.

  5. Lang Mama
    October 7, 2015

    Transparency in motion and Lang mama like that.

  6. Ambra Battilana
    October 7, 2015

    Dat is four Versace shirts, what about Versace pants to match de shirts, we will come out better if we sell de versace wardrobe instead of hosting a concert.

  7. Titiwi
    October 7, 2015

    Every contribution is welcome, of course. However, $16,000 is barely a flea bite and will buy four Versace shirts. Then we have to consider how much mr. Skerrit’s visit to Barbados cost us with flights, security, accommodation and so on, not to forget his per diem. Did he travel alone or with an entourage that had to, be paid for too? That concert is starting to look more and more like a P.R. event for Roosevelt Skerrit and a promo for the Barbados labour party. Call me cynical if you will and you’re right. I am.

    • Dominican
      October 8, 2015

      So this is your thanks to the Dominicans who donated and participated? Sick people with no cure, examine your horns.

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