The Extasy Band, one of the fast-emerging musical groups from Petite Savanne is reporting a very successful performance at the staging of the 2019 World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).
The band was the first act on night two of the WCMF held at Windsor Park Sports Stadium on from October, 25 – 27.
The band promotes its music as a unique hybrid sound with a strong Compas foundation combined with elements of other local genres including Bouyon, Cadence, Haitian Compa, Reggae, Soca and Latin sounds.
Extasy Band is well known for songs such as “If You Don’t Know Me”, “My Love MoutweYo”, “All of Me” a Compas cover of the popular John Legend song, “Please Baby Don’t” (Doudou Pa Kite), “System Bande” and “Pouvwa Lamou” among others.
“It was a successful performance,” Member of Extasy Band Jackson “Jackie” Alie told Dominica News Online (DNO) shortly after their performance. “It was a great opportunity for us performing for the 3rd time at the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).”
He said the members put in a lot of time and sacrifice to execute a good show which produced a “very good” response from the audience.
The band’s plans include a new album.
“We have a few songs working on right now, just to put everything in place and put it out there,” he stated. “We have a lot to share with the entire world.”
Extasy Band was founded in 2011. They became well known in 2015 for their civic-mindedness following the devastation and destruction caused in their home community of Petite Savanne by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.
The band became very involved in fund-raising activities in the post-Erika relief effort to assist the people of Petite Savanne. They toured several neighbouring islands and collaborated with others in staging a number of local fund-raising activities.
Extasy made their debut appearance at the WCMF in 2014. The band was also slated to perform in the 2015 edition of the Festival which was cancelled because of the devastating passage of Tropical Storm Erika.