Erik Keysie Ritfeld ()
Erik keysie, born in Paramaribo and grandnephew of Surinam sax legend Kid Dynamite, a child prodigy on keys, drums, guitar and bass, started performing solo when he was just 6 years old. As a teenager he toured with Ghanaian highlife artist Adomako Nyamekye, who happens to be Marissa Nyamekye’s dad, the lead singer in Arp Frique & Family. Hard to believe but true: Marissa and Erik only found out about this AFTER they joined Arp Frique & Family while soundchecking for a show on stage! Coincidence? Besides playing highlife, he became one of the most sought after keyboard players in the reggae scene, working with Lee Scratch Perry, Eek-A-Mouse, Aston Barrett, Michael Rose, Busy Signal,Postmen,Beenieman, Elephant Man and many more. Erik and Arp Frique have worked together in several bands over the past 15 years and both eagerly grabbed the opportunity when Arp Frique was looking for a band to perform his music live.