The beautiful former female vocalist of the popular band, Zin took a break from the Haitian Music Industry since the band disband a few year ago, has finally returned with her own new band. Nia and former Zenglen keyboard player, Dano has joined forces with a few other talented musicians; Seby, Greg, Codo to create, Päsh.
The band made their debut with the release of two new singles and a remix of an earlier release. The band is owned by Dano Eugene’s wife, JadaBelle Eugene and founded by Nia’s husband Webens Louis. Like fine wine; Nia’s vocals just keeps improving with time as if she never took a break. No official tour dates has been announced at this time however OpaMusic.com will keep you posted on any new developments. In the meantime, please listen to the new songs and feel free to leave your thoughts.
Singer-Virginia Mahotiere-Louis – A talented female artist with a world-class reputation. Nia is known for her unique voice and her ability to thrill her fans with her great stage presence. Born and raised in Miami; Nia grew up to the sound of her mother’s vinyl’s, ranging from: The Gap band, Jackson 5, Skah Shah, and Koupé Kloué. She was influenced by American and French music, which gave her the perfect platform to build her musical career. After more than 10 years of performing in one of the well known Haitian band, “Zin”. One of the founders of the band announces they were taking a break. During that time Nia seized the opportunity to take a break herself from the music scene and start a family. Thus, she took the break from the stage full-time, Nia was still making occasional appearances and performing as a solo artist for different venues. Over the years, Nia has collaborated with other bands, producers, and other Haitian artists, like: Carimi, Alex Abellard, Lionel Bejamin, Beethova Obas, Belo, Arly Lariviere, Princess Lover, Tina, Nickenson Prud’homme, Shabba, Tina, Krys Gabriel, Princess Eud, and many more. Nia’s passion for entertainment cannot be quantified, because she is always trying to reinvent herself to bring the best music to her fans. Now, Nia is embarking on a new journey with her band PäSH. This time around, you will see a more versatile side of Nia. Her talent and professionalism are a few reasons to why she is still one of the elite female vocalists in the Haitian Music Industry.
Maestro- Daniel Eugene Jr – Dano was born in Miami, FL. However, was raised in Haiti, in a small town call “Cabaret”. Son of an eminent pastor in the town, he was raised in a religious and grounded home. As a child he did not know his musical gift yet, so out of boredom he asked his parents to enlist him into a small church’s music band, near their town to play the trombone. From that point he started to discover his love for music. When Dano migrated back to the United States, he became infatuated with the guitar. His determination pushed him to teach himself how to play the instrument.
He mastered at playing the guitar quickly. In his late teens, he got together with a few acquaintances at church and formed the Haitian Gospel Band called “Evangel”. With that band, Dano produced his first album and played both the guitar and keyboard for the band. By the time Dano had reached his early twenties, he was already playing professional keyboard for one of his favorite band “Zenglen”. Over the course of 12 years, he has played professional keyboard, produced, and collaborated with/for Haitian bands, like: Gabel, Revelation(Gospel), Disip, Bel Jazz, Shabba (Djakout #1) and more. Now, Dano is ready to exceed his potential by introducing his unique sound to the world through his band PäSh.
Keyboard Player- Gregory Previlon – He was born and raised in the north side of Haiti. A little town called “Okap”. As a young man, Gregory was intrigued by Haitian Music Industry (HMI), like: Tropicana, Zenglen, and Djakout. After he migrated to the United States, he was exposed to a vast of different cultures and sounds. His parents were religious, so they were strict and kept him in church. Watching his uncle and cousin perform in the church band, Gregory started to acquire the sounds and skills of Gospel.
Gospel became a nuance to him. At that moment his passion to become a musician has been fueled. After years of taking lessons from his uncle and cousin, in 2009 he made his first debut performance at his church as a Keyboard player. He is also talented vocally. Gregory has played in several Gospel bands in the HMI, and now he’s ready to make his mark in the Konpa and American scene by showcasing his voice and keyboard skills on stage with PäSH band.
Guitarist-Sebastien Tertulien – Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His parents were classical enthusiasts; they exposed Seby to the sophisticated sounds of Mozarts, Bach and Debussy at an early age. As a teenager, He was attracted to the addictive sounds of Sweet Micky, heavy Konpa sounds of System band, D-zine, Nu-look, Djakout, etc..
As Seby’s skills evolved, gospel music with a mixture of R&B, Jazz, and Pop became a vital part of his musical diet. He is set to sail towards his greatest adventure with PäSH band as their guitarist. Seby is excited to come and contribute his skills to our musically rich culture.
Congas Player-Ricardo Anilus – A talented musician born in the western part of Haiti, (Jean-Rabel). A musician not well known by the public, but well known by a lot of musician in the HMI. Because of his exceptional talent playing the congas, he had the privilege to perform with many bands and other musician in the HMI, such as: Boulot Valcourt, Beethova Obas, Jean Jean Roosevelt, Stephanie Sejour (Tifane), Renette Desir, Turgo Theodat. and with some great bands like Suav Mizik, Mawon, 5Etwal, Nu Look and many more.
Codo is thrilled to embarked on his new journey with PäSH band as their congas player. He is looking forward to showcase the full potential of his talent to the world. If you’re from the Islands, get ready to move your body to the beat of Codo’s congas. Even if you do not know the words.