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|Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:36 pm Post subject: *2008 BREAKTHROUGH KOMPA MAGAZINE AWARD WINNER IS.........
|*LAST YEAR's winner was KENNY DESMANGLES!
*PART 1 is a short resume from us about what went down
*PART 2 shows you the number of votes + WHO voted for them on the 50 Member panel.
*PART 3 are some of the QUOTES from members of our panel FOR THAT CATEGORY.
The award goes to MIKA BENJAMIN!
*Many doubted when MIKA BENJAMIN was chosen as the lead singer of the group KREZI. Now it is safe to say that he has passed the test with flying colors as our panel picks him as the BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST of 2008 for KOMPA MAGAZINE. MIKA was a well known and respected artist before, but NOT as a COMPAS artist. This year he shattered that issue in pieces.
1) MIKA BENJAMIN (KREZI) 20 Votes
Roberto Martino, Alan Cave, Ronnie Dee, Ti Michel Tropidisc, Hip Magazine, Olivier Duret, Fabrice Rouzier, Papa Jube, Kaliko, Ti Eddy Viau Vice, Junior Vaval, Jean Max Valcourt Dola, Reshka Fos Baron, DJ Rey, Icon Graphics, Herve Bastien, Jude Severe of Zenglen, Cedric RAFRECHI maestro, Josminah, Misty Jean.
2) SANDERS (HARMONIK) 11 Votes
Richie Zenglen, Kamikaz, Tempo Berto, JBeatz, Ti Lunet 5 Etwal, Nickenson, Elie Lapointe, Money G 5etwal, DJ Bobby Jam, Fanfan Epav Gabel, Jeff Policard Suave.
3) DENER CEIDE (TABOU) 6 Votes
Mickael Guirand, Richard Cave, Alex Thebaud, Armstrong Jeune, Narah Timmer DBON Productions, MickyRAFRECHI.
4) MISTY JEAN (3 Votes)
Mia Lopez, Katalog Gabel, Patrick Fabre Gabel
4) BLACK EZ (KREZI) (3 Votes)
James Cardozo VICE, Foolish Brothers, Theo Kreyol La
6) MAC. D (Harmonik) (1 Vote)
6) KATALOG (GABEL) (1 Vote)
*QUOTES (Some Quotes from our panel members)
+ROBERTO MARTINO: "MIKA hands down! Mika is the most versatile artist of our generation. He has shown that he can master whatever style he wants including Kompa that many thought that he could not be a good frontman."
+ALAN CAVE: "MIKA TI NOMB SA ...SE PA PETA...EXTREMELY TALENTED DUDE."
+PAPA JUBE: "I strongly feel MIKA is one of the most talented Artist in the game, his potential stretches far beyond Haitian Music, his versatility, his multi lingual abilities, his musical skills, his versatile vocals, his writing, his musicianship, his humble personality is unprecedented in the HMI."
+MISTY JEAN: "I choose Mika for breakthrough artist of the year Because he has manage to retain his potential on the international scene while fulfilling his role with Krezi in the HMI."
+HIP MAGAZINE (SHADINE): "Not only has he proven himself with Krezi, but he's been showing us the versatility that he used to have as a solo artist by taking popular AMI songs and performing them in ways that blend with Krezi's repetoire while showcasing Mika's personal abilities. Furthermore his performances at festivals has been consistent."
+JEAN MAX VALCOURT OF DOLA: "MIKA indeed did prove critics wrong; I had a chance to see him perform once in Montreal, I was quite impressed to see how comfortable and confident he looked in front of the stage. He really deserves the award for breakthrough artist."
+TI MICHEL/TROPIDISC: "Not being a kompa direct singer, He has definetely prooven his critics wrong ie(Champ De Mars, Eastern Parkway)
+FABRICE ROUZIER: "Mika, probably has an edge over Dener and Sanders."
+OLIVIER DURET of TVICE: "mika...theres no denying that he has the most talent in the hmi"
+RESHKA/FOS BARON FESTIVAL: "Mika got my vote on this one, this guy has real talent and he is able to adjust to various types of music."
+MICKAEL GUIRAND: "DENER CEIDE. I love his guitar skills... would love to work with him."
+RICHIE ZENGLEN: "I'll go with SANDERS this year. To me, Dener was the one the year that Nickenson solo came out."
+KAMIKAZ: "SANDERS.."Very young and talented artist, he's very devoted, he loves and enjoys what he's doing, he deserves this title."
+MICKY WALKER of RAFRECHI: "DENER CEIDE: By far the best addition to our great industry. In two years he has come out and shown that he is the BEST Haitian guitarist from everything I've seen so far. He is a beast!"
+ JEFF POLICARD: "SANDERS. Could have picked Misty as well but i think Sanders wasn't as known last year. This year he proved to be one of the top guns."
+MIA LOPEZ: "MISTY JEAN. Breakthrough artist should be complimented by someone who has come out on top and put their stamp on the HMI since their release, I think Misty Jean is becoming a breakthrough artist though she has been on her grind for a few years now, her new album is catching some well deserved attention and hopefully the HMI is preparing itself for a female invasion."
+DJ SUPERDUKE (Boston): "MAC. D The kid is very promising, he reinvinted himslef with some good backup from Nickenson, Sander to rodney Noel. the Prodigee is compare to Mar Anthony on his Obsede performance. He has a bright future and he is using his resources well."
PANEL MEMBERS FOR 2008 KOMPA MAGAZINE MUSIC AWARDS WERE:
1) RICHARD CAVE (Carimi)
2) RICHIE (Zenglen)
3) ALAN CAVE (Zin)
4) ROBERTO MARTINO (T-Vice)
5) MICKAEL GUIRAND (Carimi)
6) MISTY JEAN
7) KAMIKAZ (Florida & Haiti HMI Promoter)
TI MICHEL/TROPIDISC (Producer)
9) RONNIE DEE (Popular Montreal HMI radio personality)
10) JUNIOR VAVAL (Respected HMI Journalist & Festival MC)
11) NICKENSON PRUDHOMME (HARMONIK)
12) THEO JADOTTE (Kreyol La)
13) TI LUNET (Maestro for Gabel)
14) FOOLISH BROTHERS/RONY (HMI Promoter)
15) DJ REY (Stil and Backup PR)
16) PAPA JUBE (SOBS/SAK PASSE RECORDS)
17) KATALOG (Singer for Gabel)
1 JEAN MAX VALCOURT (DOLA Maestro)
19) KALIKO (INDYFEST/Producer/Club Owner)
20) JUDE SEVERE (ZENGLEN keyboardist)
21) ARMSTRONG JEUNE (DOLA)
22) ALEX THEBAUD (CARIMI)
23) JEFF POLICARD (SUAVE)
24) DJ BOBBY JAM (Popular N.Y DJ/MC..UNTOUCHABLES)
25) FANFAN EPAV (GABEL)
26) KENNY DESMANGLES
27) DANO (GABEL)
2 JAMES CARDOZO (T-VICE)
29) MICKY WALKER (Rafrechi)
30) JOSMINAH (Upcoming HMI artist)
31) MIA LOPEZ (Mia Media/Sakapfet.com)
32) ROBERTO "TEMPO"
33) HIP MAGAZINE (Shadine)
34) TI LIONEL BENJAMIN (KREZI manager)
35) ICON GRAPHICS (HMI Flyer/Musician)
36) OLIVIER DURET (TVICE)
37) JBEATZ (Hot HMI Producer)
3 PATRICK FABRE (GABEL manager)
39) NANDY GEORGES (KOMPAREZON/Krezi Rep.)
40) DJ SUPERDUKE (BELMIZIK FM/Popular Boston HMI DJ)
41) SANDERS (HARMONIK)
42) ELIE LAPOINTE (Djakout)
43) RESHKA/FOS BARON FESTIVAL (Hmi Promoter/Fos Baron Festival)
44) NARAH TIMMER (DBON PRODUCTIONS)
45) MONEY G. (5 ETWAL Vocalist)
46) FABRICE ROUZIER (Mizik Mizik)
47) TI EDDY VIAU (TVICE)
4 BERTHO ANELY (N.Y HMI Promoter)
49) HERVE BASTIEN (Florida HMI radio/Event personality)
50) CEDRIC (Maestro of the group RAFRECHI)
PS: They were NOT allowed to vote for themselves or their bands. ONLY when 2 MEMBERS OF THEIR BANDS WERE NOMINATED in the same category were members given the option to vote for ONE pick.
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