Organizers of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) have announced the line up for the 17th staging of the event.
The festival which runs from October 25, 27th at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium is expected to see young emerging artists and seasoned veterans in the music industry.
Marketing Executive for the World Creole Music Festival, Leroy ‘Wadix’ Charles said the lineup includes performers like Bracket, Kwasi Color and Zouk All Stars.
“On Friday night we have Nu Look from Haiti, Kwasi Color, we also have Marchal Montano and Triple K Global will be with Ole Benx and Nayee,” he said.
“Saturday night, we have Busy Signal, we have Bracket, we have the Zouk All Stars in the names of Jean Marc Ferdinand, Patrice Human, Orland and also Alex Alexy and we also have the Cadence All Stars in the names of Fitzroy Williams and his Band with Chubby & Co, Elisha Benoit, Halibut,” he said.
Sunday night will feature Swinging Stars with calypsonians, Uprising Stars, Kassav, Carimi.
Events Director of the Dominica Festival’s Committee Nathalie Clarke-Meade said the festival will seek to shine the light on young Dominican artistes.
“This year shining the light on young Dominican artists, seeking to shine bright like diamonds in the sky, we have identified them they will be in the park on the 26, 27and 28th,” Clarke-Meade said.
Now a mere 7 weeks away, the World Creole Music Festival, was conceived out of a need to provide a platform for Dominican musicians and musical expressions, and to increase the island’s visibility overseas.
The event will cost a nightly sum of EC$120.00 or EC$325.00 for seasonal tickets.
The festival will kick off from 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, but from 4.30 pm on Sunday.
This year homage will be paid to the Cadence-lypso icon Fitzroy Williams from Exile One
Companies who are interested in being part of the event is asked to contact the DFC Office no later than this week.
The World Creole Music Festival was created in 1997 as a means of boosting the flow of tourists on the island during its independence celebrations.
It was also expected to broaden Dominica’s tourism product base and to promote Creole music as a major musical art form.