DOMFESTA offically launched


The Cultural Division on Wednesday officially launched the annual Dominica Festival of the Creative Arts (DOMFESTA) celebrations in Dominica.

Activities during the festival include a Creole Spelling Bee Competition for Primary Schools, a Creole Song Contest, plays by local artistes, art exhibitions and an Antiguan movie as a special feature, according to Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence.

Lawrence hopes the festival will foster appreciation for the arts on the island. “Through DOMFESTA we will continue building the appreciation for arts and culture in Dominica. We anticipate our theme this year, ‘Through Culture We Build a Progressive and Peaceful Society,’ will help to inspire the population to use the arts and culture as a vehicle to build peace and unity in Dominica and also create opportunities for greater development. We hope too that DOMFESTA will help strengthen our national identity as a people and as a nation,” he said.

DBS radio, Alliance Francaise, Digicel, Ross Univesity and Petrocaribe are among the major sponsors of the event.

DOMFESTA is an annual event celebrating Dominica’s arts and culture. It is expected to run from April 27 to June 1.

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  1. Anonymous
    April 24, 2012

    bagatelle and pork fest here i come

  2. law
    April 19, 2012

    Raymon Lawrence,we hve so much young reggae talent wasting.we should hve a reggae competition too.I’m a young female reggae singer and there is no opportunity for reggae singer in Dominica.what a shame.

  3. Bafondpoint Dev Comm
    April 18, 2012

    Pork / Fish Festival comes alive from friday night 4th to Monday 7th (may day) with enough pork, fish and yes the black pudding and roast pork, jerk and broth and smoked pork. Club DVD with WCK and Grroovers on saturday, from 4pm people, we starting early, allu too like to be lateee , we starting the vibes early…., then swinging stars on sunday from 4pm and nuff young bands coming up in da; art exhibition; enough to eat and drink . The friendliest and most peaceful and beautiful people. Hey we welcome all of you. Remember last year you didnt want to leave?… so much parking, no stress, hey guys, walk with an little entrance donation noh for us to fix up the oldmill to set up the place for our youth up ther. we really need that, and trust me, for all what we plan to give you, trust me, a, little entree fee is nothing, i promise you will see for yourself.
    guys come down to Bagatelle, we welcome everyone of you and your entire family and friends, one love, lets make it great!

  4. BaFond Point United
    April 18, 2012

    not 4getting d PORK Festival at Bagatelle. May 4 to 7. I IN DAT

    • big toe
      April 18, 2012

      yes i in dat too wi, i eating d rope. make sure all u have black puddin wen i come up der :lol:

    • pork man
      April 18, 2012

      make sure all you have pork there for ppl becuz i know i not missing that everyday i going and be there well early

  5. de talk
    April 18, 2012

    Is it starting today,there is no date when it begin.what’s up with that.

    • No Name 2
      April 18, 2012

      it clearly says April 27 to June 1. Take time to read nuh

      • Concern
        April 19, 2012

        Strange I though DOMFESTA starts in May why in April strange!strange!strange!

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