Four Jamaican and 10 local artists on WCMF 2022 line up

Four of  Jamaica’s big name artists, namely, reggae superstars Sizzla,  Dexta Daps,  Christopher Martin as well as ‘dancehall princess’ Shenseea are among the major acts who will hit the big stage of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) 2022.

Following a two-year hiatus, the 22nd edition of this year’s festival was officially launched last evening -August 10- where 21 of the confirmed performers were revealed to the public.

Among the other international acts in this year’s lineup, are Trinidadians Patrice Roberts who performed at the last festival in 2019 and Kes The Band who made an appearance in 2018.

Making an appearance for the French, Zouk and Compas lovers will be the former lead singer of Kassav band Jocelyne Béroard. Representing the Haitian Kompa music will be K-Dilack and Bedjine,  well-known Haitian artist/band Enposib, Chire Lakay as well as  French singer of reggae-dancehall music Admiral T.

Significantly, this year’s lineup includes several local artists including the WCMF veterans Bouyon Boss’ Asa Bantan and TK international.

Also expected to rock the festival are bouyon legends, WCK and the almost 40-year-old versatile First Serenade band. Also on the lineup will be Dominica’s cadence icons Midnight Groovers.

Fans will also be treated with ‘the youngest and the baddest’ Signal Band, Dominica’s number one dancehall artist Colton T and Dominica’s very own Kompa band the Extacy band.

Making their first appearance as solo artists on the big stage will be ‘the fresh prince of boyoun’ Reo ok Boom and ‘Bouyon queen’ Carlyn XP.

As announced, season tickets will be sold at a cost of 375 dollars, however, patrons do have the opportunity to take advantage of the early bird special of 300 on the Dominica Festival Comittee (DFC) website.

Nightly tickets are also being sold at EC$150.

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12 Comments

  1. Mexican
    August 22, 2022

    Four Jamaican artists? is this a Reggae Sun Splash? Dominican officials have zero national pride. Jamaica would never promote Dominican music

  2. Nou fini bat
    August 17, 2022

    Where are all the zouk and compás bands? All the money are to jamaicans to smoke weed in the Park and falten you’ll pockets. Ridiculous

  3. Toto
    August 13, 2022

    Hope our taxpayers don’t have to subsidise this again. If anyone should foot the bill it must be the vendors, bars, restaurants, hotels and merchants that benefit. I would really like to see a cost-benefit presentation that shows all of us benefit from this noise, not only the booking agents and their fees.

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  4. River Street
    August 12, 2022

    So all you have solo artist but fail to have RAH DERICK PETERS the BOUYON KING on de line up.
    About that, allyou have de guts to bring 4 Reggae artist
    This is a World Creole Music Festival, stop treating Creole artist like they are unworthy.
    And as for de Reggae artist, we have a number of musicians who have played with top international Reggae bands. Also, we have man who can hold there ends with no problem; so drop de ignorance.

    • If we knew better
      August 15, 2022

      You should google the meaning of creole. Its not just french influenced.

  5. JAH KAL
    August 11, 2022

    Dominicans you all have four jamaicans artists in music festival to sing reggae music ? . Where is Nasio Fountain no food for him too . When this people have there festival do they invite our bouyoun artists, this people are very selfish when come to music. Where i live when you go to there jam they only play their music nothing else, music from the 50tees to 2022 and Dominicans DJ’s play more of their music than ours . People would any Jamaican promoter invite , Grovers , Serenade, Signal band , or WCK, to their festival ? . I am watching that is total BS.

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    • 1JADA
      August 13, 2022

      Don’t listen reggae music then. The artist dem didn’t come begging to be on allu show. I have seen Nasio and other Dominican artists performing in Jamaica. I agree Nasio should be included but maybe he doesn’t want to be.

    • If we knew better
      August 15, 2022

      the thing is, the term “creole music” encompasses a very wide variety of music. from reggae to bouyon to zydeco. however if i have a reggae festival, why would i have bouyon music there or kompas or souk?? Dont be vex because the jamaicans dont invite triple k to perform at their REGGAe festivals.

  6. JOSH
    August 11, 2022

    I appreciate how the press release tried to position the lineup / festival.

    Overall , patrons are not pleased !

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  7. derp
    August 11, 2022

    Ok cool wcmf ,now take out that stupid mask mandate who want to wear mask let them wear it…

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