Golden Drum awardees Felix Henderson and DBS Radio

Felix Henderson

Felix Henderson, for the past 35 years, has given excellent service to the Commonwealth of Dominica in preserving and promoting the Kwéyòl language. As the first President of the Komité Pou Etid Kwéyòl, he directed that group’s pioneering activities towards achieving its mission of the preservation and promotionof the Kwéyòl language of Dominica.

He has led this mission with astute vision, creativity and a considerable amount of humour as his unique position as a DBS broadcaster with responsibility for the programme “Espéwiyans Kwéyòl”, promoted the language with far reaching effect, initiating activities with a view to raising public awareness of and appreciation for this precious area of the nation’s cultural heritage across all age groups.

He has been instrumental in contributing to the process of the standardisation of the Kwéyòl Language, and with his wide experience, making significant contribution to the production a Dominican Kwéyòl dictionary.

He has taught the language and produced didactic materials in the form of booklets, audio cassettes as well as entertaining compact discs documenting your hilarious creole commercials.

DBS Radio has given exceptional service to the Commonwealth of Dominica in the field of the preservation, development and promotion of the Cultural Heritage, giving airplay to both traditional and  contemporary  forms of the music  and  ensuring that they are promoted far and wide.

DBS Radio has made outstanding contribution to the preservation of the Kwéyòl language through the broadcast of your creole programmes “Nou Mem,” the ever popular “Espéwiyans Kwéyòl”, along with the news in Kwéyòl.

The radio station through the broadcast of special features and interviews on aspects of Dominican culture, as well as the documentation and broadcast of cultural shows and events, including independence and carnival celebrations seek to inform and educate listeners on aspects of the Dominican cultural heritage.

DBS Radio has generously supported the various institutions mounting cultural events and activities, assisting with the necessary air time for the promotion of these events.

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11 Comments

  1. May 10, 2016

    May God continue to keep you in his care “Little Boy”. :wink: Congratulations!

  2. claude henderson
    October 12, 2012

    i came to know you mr felix jesterday by casuality i was looking for radio stations in the w.i. and found d.b.s radio and heard your name so i asked for your phone number .mr felix iam proud to hear that you are trying to keep the creole language alive ill try to get in touch with you for some more information.till then

  3. August 6, 2012

    i am very happy for u felix also miss coolie for having an amazing son no one can compare keep it up continue the good work may god guide u to go on please dont stop congrats we in grandbay are very proud

  4. Nbatu
    August 3, 2012

    I’ve always maintained that Felix is an institution, and is not just because he is a Grand Bay homeboy. He is excellent at what he does and to think that he has done it for all those years. His consistency is amazing. Just recently at John Fabien’s funeral on the basketball court by church we were talking about his prowess in sports. He was a good opening batsman and a decent basketball player. He helped my team Last Place Dictators (Lapiday)beat Perez’s Chakap Kings in the Grand Bay league in the 1970’s. When you factor in the Reading Programme, his brilliant use of humour, his documentary about the prison bit, his emceeing and I’m sure that there is more, Felix has got to be mentioned with distinction in the hallowed halls of Grand Bay achievement. Take a bow brother…a well deserved one.

  5. tect nee cal lity
    August 2, 2012

    you r the best Dominica have in your field,you make my wife laugh with your commercials and kweyol programes,always love listening to you.
    Good Luck my man, keep doing the good work you are doing.
    GOD BLESS YOU.

  6. Anonymous
    August 2, 2012

    Its hard to find a bigger advocate of the Kwéyòl language in Dominica than Mr Henderson.

    They say its often not what you do but how you do it.But in the case of Mr Henderson, its both…he does it efficiently and has done it in style
    year after year. Kudos to DBS radio as well for a sterling effort in promoting Kwéyòl over the years.

    Congratulations.

  7. Homeboy
    August 2, 2012

    You are a staple of Dominica news, radio and the promotion of the creole language. Continue to blaze that trail and thank you for your many years of service. Merci…..

  8. August 2, 2012

    Congratulations to you Mr Henderson, wishing you many more years on DBS, there’s no one to compete with you for our Creole news continue making me laugh
    God Bless

  9. marvelle
    August 2, 2012

    35 years ,that’s what u call a positive dominican . so proud of u on receiving this award , bt even more proud to have u as my dad . i love u :)

  10. out of south city
    August 2, 2012

    Felix,

    Keep up the great work, keep making Dominica and Grand Bay proud. You are one of a kind, not a carbon copy.

  11. Felicia
    August 2, 2012

    Way to go dad…so proud of you :) Congratulations!!!

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