T-Vice is a Haitian compas band currently based in Miami, Florida.[1][2][3][4] The group has performed throughout the world, most notably in cities of Miami, New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Paris and throughout the Caribbean through various concerts, carnivals, and festivals.[5]

T-Vice
OriginPort-au-Prince, Haiti
GenresCompas
Years active1992–present
MembersRoberto Martino, Reynaldo Martino, James Cardozo

HistoryEdit

Roberto and Reynaldo Martino, the sons of renowned Haitian lead guitarist Robert Martino of the classic compas band, Top Vice, were musically inspired by them to create music of their own. In 1992, T-Vice was founded as a successor to Top Vice, in which the T- is shortened twice, once from Ti', then ultimately from the word petit, which is French (as well as Creole) for "small" (hence "Small" Vice).[6][7] They soon recruited longtime friends James Cardozo and Gérald Kébreau completing the original quartet and are still known as such today.

T-Vice band is based in Miami, Fl. It was formed in 1991. Musical influences include reggae, merengue, flamenco and rock n’ roll. Unlike most Haitian bands, T-Vice's reach extends outside of Haiti to as far as the US, Caribbean and even Europe. T-Vice collaborates with other popular Haitian bands, most notably,Carimi and even their rival band Djakout Mizik. They have also worked with the famous Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean and Jamaican musician Buju Banton.[8]

MembersEdit

Current

  • Roberto Martino – lead vocals, guitar and composer (1992–)
  • Reynaldo Martino – vocals, keyboard, and composer (1992–)
  • Gérald Kébreau – bass (1992–)
  • James Cardozo – vocals, keytar (1992–2018)
  • Olivier Duret – second lead vocals (2005-2013)
  • Rivenson Louissaint – drums
  • Eddy Junior Viau (Ti Eddy) – percussion
  • Ricot Amazan (Ti Tambou) – drums

Manager(s):

  • Jessie Al-Khal – manager (1992–)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Basu, Moni, ed. (11 February 2010). "Haitians cancel Carnival celebration". CNN. Retrieved 21 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Kromwel, Jean-Marc, ed. (25 April 2014). "T-Vice, l'ouragan compas en Guyane (T-Vice, Hurricane compas in Guyana)". France-Guyane. Retrieved 21 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Charles, Jacqueline, ed. (15 May 2014). "16th Annual Haitian Compas Festival to feature more than a dozen bands including Kassav, Tabou Combo". Miami Herald. Retrieved 21 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Clammer, Paul (2012). Haiti. p. 37. ISBN 9781841624150. Retrieved 21 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ OMC Music: T-Vice - Biographie
  6. ^ Delgado, Celeste Fraser, ed. (20 April 2000). "Got milk?". Miami New Times. Retrieved 21 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ McCallister, Jared, ed. (28 September 2013). "The revered Jamaican Folk Singers kick off three, culture-filled New York area concerts with a gala performance at St. John's University in Queens". New York Daily News. Retrieved 21 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ https://www.last.fm/music/T-Vice/+wiki

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