Death of Haitian musician Jean-Robert Herisse aka Porky

belmizik.com/moun.php/184Haitian musician Jean-Robert Herisse aka Porky passed away yesterday, Wednesday, December 17, 2008.

Better Known as Porky, Jean-Robert Herisse is father of Kreyol La Bass player Stanley Herisse, and his name is forever engraved in the history of famous Haitian compas bands Les Difficiles de Pétion-Ville and D.P. Express.

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According to an article by Opamizik.com, "Porky was one of the pioneers of the Mini Jazz movement that forever transformed Konpa music in the 70's.

belmizik.com/moun.php/184All Haitians who grew up in Haiti in the 70's and the 80's know the famous sone "DAVID" by D.P. Express. Why you may not know is the song's co-writer is Jean-Robert Herisse aka Porky.

Porky was the greatest rival of Haitian legendary guitar Robert Martino and he has worked with some of the Legends of Haitian Compas Music like Antoine Rossini Jean-Baptiste aka Ti Manno, Claude Marcelin, Ansyto Mercier, and Dieudonne Larose who, according to Opamizik, " went through the D.P. school of music".

Jean-Robert Herisse aka Porky is considered one of most gifted Haitian bass players of his generation and a great volley-ball player.

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Radio Kiskeya reported that Porky left the music scene after suffering from a heart atack. Porky, who was also suffering from Diabetes, died yesterday, Wednesday, December 17, 2008, in his residence

"The Train" was the mascot of the legendary band D.P. Express. It looks like "The Train" had to make another stop to drop off Mr. Jean-Robert Herisse to his final destination.

Hollywood Actor Will Smith once said "When I leave this earth, I want to leave it better than when I arrived." I think Jean-Robert Herisse earned his entry into my hall of fame, the hall I call "Eternal life on earth", doing something positive for your country and your countrymen so that they never forget your name until Jesus returns.

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Our condolences to the Herisse family and all Haitian Compas music fans around the world

I am Woodring Saint Preux and I said it.

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Mohammad Rashidioun says...

Who was the vocalist of the song "Grace?"

Who was the vocalist of the song "Grace?"

Stanley Leonard says...

When I was first reading this e-mail I had no idea who Jean...

When I was first reading this e-mail I had no idea who Jean- Robert Herisse was but somehow I thought about Stanley Herisse from Kreyol and I thought maybe they're related maybe not. Let's make the long story short and the short story even shorter now I know who he is and my condoleances go to the Herisse family but especially to Stanley because Kreyol is one of my favorite groups and I can imagine what u are going through specially when a loved one dies be strong and may Ur father rest in peace.

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