Testimony of Pierre Belony
A little about myself: My name is Pierre F. Belony and I was born in Port Margot, Haiti on June 28, 1942. I started playing music at the age of 14 and my ambition was to become a great musician. I left Port Margot and moved to Port-au-Prince at age 17 to start my own band called "Les Dhakkars". We then changed the name to Rivierra Combo. We had much success as a band but I was searching for something more. I left Haiti at age 27 to travel the Caribbean islands and formed "Masterful Band". We performed in several islands like Jamaica, Trinidad, Guadalupe, Martinique, St. Maarten, etc. I did that for approximately 10 years before moving to the United States. After recording our first Album in the States (1987), Masterful Band started travelling over seas. After returning to the states, unfortunately the band went their separate ways to pursue different projects. Several years later, I formed another band called Rising Sun. Under this new band and new members, we recorded two successful albums. In 2005 I had a major stroke that changed my life. Not too long after that, I had heart surgery and then brain surgery. I then gave my life to Jesus Christ our savior and here we are with my first gospel CD! A word of Thanks: First and foremost praises to God the almighty for without HIM nothing in life is possible. I give thanks to my family and my children for continuous motivation and encouragement. A special thank you to everyone that contributed to this album: Prince Belony, David LaCombe, Enock Polynice, Rachel Dorvil, Martine Charles, Gerald Dubois, and Jocelyn Theresias. God bless you all.