Zouk legend Kassav is among the line-up for WCMF 2013

Zouk legend Kassav is among the line-up for WCMF 2013

The Dominica Festivals Committee has officially unveiled part of its line-up for the 17th edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF), to be hosted at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October 2013.

The Festival was launched at the Krazy Koconutz on Monday evening and among those in the line up is Zouk pioneer, Kassav.

The line-up also includes Fitzroy Williams, Marchel Montano, soca king of Trinidad; Busy Signal of Jamaica; Tito Puente Jr, Latin jazz musician; Nigerian group Bracket; Carimi and Nu Look of Haiti; zouk artistes Jean-Marc Ferdinand, Patrice Haulman and Alex Alexie, and zouk love crooner Orlane.

Local talents set to appear include Triple Kay and a number of calpysonians such King Dice, Tasha P , Daddy Chess, Hunter and Daryl Bobb.

The rest of the line-up will be announced at a later date.

At the launch it was revealed that visitors to the festival spend a total of $2.5-million in Dominica.

Chairman of the Discover Dominica Authority, Beniot Bardouille, described WCMF as an “important event” which helps in bringing out the talent “of our people and our country.”

Telecommunications giant, Digicel, is a Gold partner in WCMF 2013 while Discover Dominica Authority is the Headline partner and The government of Dominica is the Presenting partner.