About a decade ago, three friends, who had worked
together in some arena of music, almost simultaneously made the decision
to further their education. Knowing that the state of their homeland,
Haiti, was unsure and insecure, Carlo Vieux, Richard Cave;, and Mickael
Guirand each decided to leave and set their sites on the United States.
Always driven by their passion for music, this small group of guys
reunited in New York to touch upon making their current past time a
Soon they found themselves surrounded by
sound proofing foam, extended boom mics and a mixing board. To their
surprise each had the same desire to pursue music and by taking the
first two letters of their first names, CaRiMi was born. Drowning
themselves in the studio in the hopes of creating a new sound, one that
was uncommon in the Haitian Music Industry at the time, the guys found
themselves putting to paper some profound, socially charged lyrics that
encompassed the troubles in their native land. “Ayiti Bang, Bang” was
released in the summer of 2001. Instantly, CaRiMi became a household
name. They are known as one of the first younger generation digital
bands to put out music that touched upon the political pressures and the
deteriorating security of Haiti. They had mass appeal to the Haitian
Diaspora who fled the country and through their allure lyrically,
musically and of course physically as eye candy for the ladies, CaRiMi
has thrived throughout the years.
Receiving accolades from the
International music scene, including Best Album Of The Year, Best song of the year, Best Video and Best Band, CaRiMi has
risen to the top of the charts across Billboards best in Haiti,
The French Islands, Parts of Europe such as France, Belgium, Holland and more, and now Africa with visits to countries like Benin and Burkina Faso...
Be it with a love story of betrayal or desire being sung by Richard
Cave, a song about jealousy and possessiveness vocalized by lead singer
Mickael Guirand, a passionate dedication to loyalty harmonically
displayed by Carl Vieux, this dynamic cluster, has proven that talent is not only a gift but a
necessity in making all your dreams a reality.
On Stage, these talented nucleus of haitian stars is surrounded by class musicians such as Glenny Benoit on Guitar, Jeffrey Raymond on Bass, Ti Marko on Congas, Alex Thebaut on persussions and Shedly Abrahams on Drums. The crisp and crystal sound from Sound engineer Gregory Chery and logistic engineer Julio Pierre makes this team unstoppable... Fritz Hyacinthe (Fito) has been the manager for 7 years now and has his eyes set on bigger and better goals at the eve of Carimi's 10 year aniversary
Only the sky is the limit....