Organisers say this year’s creole jazz festival is being preceded by a number of fringe “warm up” events at several local properties around the island.
One of the island’s best, Michele Henderson, will feature as the headline act at one of the so-called warm up acts at the Belles-located River Stone Bar and Grill.
Dubbed an authentically Dominica Riverside Jazz Lime, the Saturday May 26 event is expected to highlight both jazz and creole.
According to the organisers, performance poet and drummer Ras Mo will showcase his Creole and English language poetry, fused with jazz influences, led by Quanti Bomani on saxophone.
Quanti, originally from Queens, New York, is now resident in Mero, Dominica, and has brought “his tremendous tone and talent to the local music scene”.
Michele Henderson, Dominica’s own Creole Jazz queen, will headline the event, with her own fusions and interpretations, of Creole styles and of well known Jazz standards.
The main festival, being held on May 27 at the Cabrits at Portsmouth, is in its third consecutive year, and is produced by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA).
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