Haiti - Kompa: Richie Leaves Zenglen

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Saturday, 17 December 2011 20:16

MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - The singer-percussionist, Jean Herard Richard, also known as Richie, has ended his tenure with his long time band Zenglen.

The news came from a December 15 press release from the band that confirmed the resignation of the maestro. In the press release, the band said it remained confident that Zenglen will stay alive and intends to strengthen its ranks with the arrival of another singer to support Kenny Desmangles.

Zenglen Press Release

Over the past few weeks the has been a growing concern about the status of Jean Herard Richard aka Richie in the band, Zenglen. Considering that this was a delicate matter in Zenglen, we refrained from making any official statements prematurely.

We can now confirm to the public that Richie has indeed resigned from Zenglen effective January 2012.

We understand that there are a lot of questions and concerns - too many to answer and address in a written statement. For this reason, we will hold a press conference in the near future to provide answers and clarifications of the circumstances.

We take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to Richie. We wish him much success in his future career goals and ambitions. He remains our brother and good friend always.

As always it has been our motto, Zenglen Is Forever! We will continue to bring the best of ourselves and our music to our loyal fans while continuing to win over new ones.

We look forward to a productive 2012 and seeing all of our fans at our upcoming shows listed below.

Warm regards!
Jean Brutus Derissaint,