Erik (Erik Chayé Kow), the 22 year old singer from Guadeloupe is one of the nominees of the Trophées des Arts Afro-Caribéens in the category Artist Revelation de L'annee (best newcomer of the year).
The French award ceremony will take place on Monday September 21th in Paris.
Erik's music is a mix of dancehall and Caribbean Jazz, but it also has a Zouk flavour in it. He is born in Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, and grew up in a family of musicians. According to his MySpace bio:" At 22 he has taken his place in a new generation of highly talented and innovative West Indian singers."
I think he will be one of the artists who will walk away with an award on Monday September 21th.
See list of nominees best newcomer of the year
Offical website: Myspace Erik
Album : Chayé Cow
Label : Awimusic
Video: Si Ou Pa La