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Artist of the Week: Q&A Session with Yuri “Da King” Silencieux

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KE:  What’s your name & what do you do?

Yuri: Hello everyone my name is Yuri “Da King” Silencieux and I am a producer, singer, bassist, & audio engineer.

KE: Where do you want to go with this? 

Yuri: I would to become one of the major producers for Haitian music as a whole and one of the most popular artist

KE: What inspired your works? 

Yuri: Well my inspiration and passion for konpa started when I was exposed to the album “Pa Bouje” by Phantom as a child. But I made it my mission to carry on the konpa legacy when Phantom discovered me, giving me my first opportunity to play bass with them, now that was a dream come true!

KE: What’s the best thing about being an artist? 

Yuri: I would have to say the best thing is the reaction of the fans when you’re on stage and when they fall in love a song you’ve worked on. To be able to connect to all types of people through music is a gift from God.

KE: Name three artists you’d like to be compared to? 

Yuri: Actually I wouldn’t like to be compared to anyone because everyone has their own flavor, but in the future I’d like to be spoken about amongst the greats that have contributed to our music.

KE:  What’s your favorite Car/food/movie or drink?

Yuri: Car: all BMW models – Food: lasagna  – Movie: the matrix

KE: What’s your scariest experience?

Yuri: I can’t say i’ve really had one.. Im usually calm

KE: What’s your most embarrassing moment? 

Yuri: I’d rather not say lol

KE: What jobs have you done other than being an artist? 

Yuri: I’ve been a waiter, I’ve worked at various clothing stores,  but i went to school for audio engineering so most of my jobs ultimately have to do with music.

KE: Name something you love, and why

Yuri: Music because it is a magical language that speaks to the soul and our deepest emotions.

KE: Just for Fun fill in the blanks! 

Yuri: I’d like to thank Konpaevents for this interview epi Konpa Direk Devan!

KE: Without music…………

Yuri: I would be…… non existent

KE: Music is……………………………

Yuri: Life

KE: My Music Make me feel…………………

Yuri: like I’m on top of the world

KE: Where can we find your music and info?

Yuri: On my soundcloud and Facebook

Soundcloud: Yuri Daking
Twitter: Yuri_da_king
Facebook: Yuri Daking
Instagram: Yuri_da_king

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