It looks like Mikaben is going to hold it down for his friend!
On Wednesday, news broke the internet that Carimi band member Mickael Guirand quit the band for personal reasons which weren’t disclosed. Following the news, there were numerous reasons reported as to why he left and who his replacement would be.
All of these updates in less than 24 hours! This has truly been a day of back-to-back explosive announcements from legendary Haitian band Carimi. According to the latest update from Haitianbeatz, who currently have Carimi booked for an event this month, Mickael left the band to deal with his current divorce from his wife and his temporary replacement in the group is Mikaben.
According to Haitian Music Blog Kompamagazine.com this is the official statement from Carimi’s manager Fito Farinen on Mikael’s Guirand sudden decision to part ways with Carimi after 14 years. Mickeal sent out astatementthis morning stating he was quitting the band effective immediately.
As of early this morning, the rumor is Mickael Guirand, the “MI” from one of the most popular Haitian bands Carimi have cut ties with his band. According to online sources, many outlets received the statement below from Mickael Guirand:
Effective immediately…For personal reasons I’m gonna step away from the stage as Carimi’s…This is not really something I wish to go into details with the fans and the media right now, it’s imperative that I get some time off now…Management is aware and will probably follow with a statement that clarifies the direction of the band moving forward…Our loyal fans might be disappointed but this was not an easy decision especially when I have been reliable for the past 14 years. I hope you guys understand the sacrifice that comes with being a musician in the Haitian Music Industry…Hope to see you guys soon…
Mickael Guirand PS: Sorry to drop it like that… it’s been a pleasure
It’s almost that time of the year again. The Largest Haitian Music Festival is back in Miami for its 17th year of music, food, parties, kompa and zouk.
The Haitian Compas Festival, the U.S.’s largest Haitian music festival, announces that it is taking the sounds of Compas back to Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, May 16, 2015. “Last year’s success made us really think about what the perfect venue would be for us, we took the time to listen to what the fans wanted and Sun Life Stadium won the majority vote,” said Rodney Noel, CEO of Noel & Cecibon Productions.
In its 17th year, the Haitian Compas Festival has become a staple in the Haitian community in South Florida and has become a yearly tradition for tourists and visitors from all around the world. Local and International acts like Djakout #1, T-Vice, CaRiMi, Nu Look, Klass, Disip, Anbyans, Team Lobey, Kanpech, K-Zino, Gabel, Kaysha, Admiral T, Princess Lover and Kreyol La will be joined with DJ’s from around the globe including, Gardy Girault, Tony Mix, Power Mixx, Nicky Mixx and the Untouchables.