We continue with our series "Artist Interviewing Artist. This one is a very interesting one where two legendary musicians, Fabrice Rouzier who is the interviewer and Robert Martino the interviewee exchange some very interesting information.
After many of my interviews of an artist, I always find another artist asking me why I did not ask, such and such questions; well, this section answers that question. We let the artists ask each other the questions that they have in mind. It's " Artist Interviewing Artist".
Yanick Etienne is no stranger to the music scene. The attractive vocalist started singing professionally since 1979. Her singing style combines jazz, soul and Caribbean flavors to make a completely unique sound: her own.
Dadou Pasquet was born in Haiti to a family of musicians. Early in his life, his family moved to New York where he found his place in the New York based Haitian Kompa movement of the 60’s. Barely a teenager at the time, Dadou started playing with Tropical (Historic Haitian band) when he was only 13 years old. Word of the boy wonder guitar player spread quickly throughout the Haitian music community. Soon Dadou found himself playing alongside artist like Richard Duroseau, Raymond Cicot , and Raul Guillaume. His path brought him to Tabou Combo in the 70’s during which 15 year old Dadou established himself as one of the greatest guitarists in Haitian music history.
Riva Nyri Précil is half Haitian and half Irish/Russian. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Haiti at the age of 5, where she resided for 10 years. While in Haiti, Riva was exposed to traditional Haitian music and culture, which greatly influenced her eclectic music and fashion palette. She studied acting, Haitian folkloric and modern dance, and art andsculpture. She began performing at cultural events, clubs and Haiti’s National Palace, dancing, singing, and acting. At the age of 9 she began teaching art classes to the other children in her neighborhood. She also began independently beading and creating pieces for her friends and family.