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About Us ...
are originally from Trinidad & Tobago, which is an island off the coast of
We are part of a musically inclined family, of
which our late father, Cyril Diaz, was a famous musician in
We began our
musical career by performing with our Dad, and later expanded on our own.
Leaving Trinidad for the
traveled extensively throughout the
We have been
nominated to the
We were the
opening act for the following: Lou
Rawls, The Lettermen, Maxi Priest,
Our performances also include: Board of Education, Buffalo, NY Bilingual Program, State of New York Narcotics Addiction Control, Masten Park Rehab Center, Caribbean Culture of Buffalo, NY, The Lupus Foundation, Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, Salvation Army, Taste of Buffalo, Jimmy Buffett Parrot Head Club of Western New York, Underground Railroad, M&T Concert series, Youngstown Concert series, Blasdell Concert series, Orchard Park Pavilion Concert series, Lackawanna Concert series, Jellystone Resort, Jim Kelly's Hunter's Hope Foundation and Candlelight Ball, Make-a-wish Foundation, Lafayette Square concert, The Trafalmadore and The Colored Musicians Club.
On our 40th Anniversary, Mayor Byron W. Brown of Buffalo, NY, proclaimed Saturday, October 20, 2007, as "Paul Ferrette's Caribbean Extravaganza Day" in the city of Buffalo, and extended a sincere thank you to the late great Cyril Diaz for sharing his love of music with his son, Paul.
Our core group consists of:
Shemika: She plays the keyboard, percussion, sings and is our limbo dancer. She was on the Live! With Regis & Kelly Show on Thursday, September 16th, 2010. She became the Guinness World Record holder for lowest female limbo at 8.5"!!! You read correctly, 8.5". Most recently, she acquired another Guinness World Record for the longest limbo. She achieved that record in China. Our sincere congratulations to this young woman. We're extremely proud of her accomplishments and wish her all the best in all of her endeavors. She is the daughter of Sherrie and sister of Curton.
Isaac: is truly the YOUNGEST member of this band. He is FIVE years old and plays Hot! Hot! Hot! and Lambada on the tenor steel drum. He is remarkable and takes his performance very seriously. He is the brother of Darrmor and a son of Prince Pablo and Mornalisa Ferrette.
Contact our Business Manager, Bobby Dee at:
Caribbean Extravaganza Steel Drum Band
Phone/Fax: 716 684-8311
Cell Phone: 716 912-8130
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This website is dedicated to our late father, Cyril Diaz
In loving memory of John J, Piazza, Sr., our mentor, our sponsor and our surrogate parent. Rest in peace, JJ. December 2, 1938 – October 3, 2016