Dominica celebrates Cadence-Lypso Day today; Cadence-Lypso Tribute Festival begins

Dominica is celebrating Cadence-Lypso Day today with the commencement of a cadence-lypso tribute festival to be held this weekend from the 29th-31st at Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

The undisputed Kings of Cadence -Lypso music, Midnight Groovers will be honored tonight.

“I want to first of all say Happy International Cadence-Lypso Day to all Cadence-Lypso icons, legends, performers, songwriters, composers, arrangers, producers, technocrats and most of all Cadence-Lypso lovers,” Founder of the Creole Heartbeat, Leroy ‘Wadix’ Charles said during a live interview on State-owned Radio DBS. “The historic chapters of our prominent musical elders intermixed with the finest blossoming talent of our Nature Isle will be chronicled at the first-ever Cadence-Lypso tribute festival from tonight.”

According to him, Windsor Park Sports Stadium forecourt will be “invaded when the tsunami of the RSB (Roots, Stems and Branches), Pato( Black Roots),  White Fayrie, Lobster and the First Serenade collide with the undisputed Kings of Cadence -Lypso music, Midnight Groovers tonight.”

He said the Godfather of Cadence-Lypso, Gordon Henderson, will present the Cadence-Lypso revolutionary soldiers as the first inductees into the Cadence-Lypso Hall of Fame, “as we strive to maintain a peaceful hypnotic ambiance at the festival throughout the weekend.”

“Creole Heartbeat has forged a close partnership with the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force,” Charles stated.

He continued, “Patrons, especially those in the north and the west coast are asked to come in early and also advised to oblige with the security scanning process at the gate.”

He said the gate is expected to open at 7:00pm.

Charles pointed out that as a result of limited available seating,  patrons will be allowed to bring folding chairs for their comfort.

Meantime, he revealed that multitudes of French patrons began arriving earlier this week to participate in the event.

“Let’s saturate the perimeters of the Windsor Park Sports Stadium tonight and celebrate Dominica’s first indigenous musical genre…,” Charles encouraged.

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  1. Redo the Mural
    July 30, 2022

    Great show last, well attended, respect!
    I also viewed the mural at the Cadence Lypso square, beautiful. But I couldn’t help noticing that Ko Mark (whom a well known Cadence musician told me is at the level of a God) is missing, not featured among the 4 stalwarts Gorden & Fitzroy (of course) Jeff Jo and Chubby, but Ko (again a God) is featured at the level of Michel Henderson, Lynford, Gussy etc who are very good talents but who will also admit that Ko belongs PROMINENTLY among the 4 stalwarts to make it five5. Hopefully it’s not permanent and can be redone. Please redo the left side of the mural and place Ko Mark where HE belongs in the lineup which should be Gordon & Fitzroy, Jeff, Chubby & KO. Otherwise it’s a travesty to the rep of Cadence Lypso as fans know and love it in Dominica and St.Lucia, Brazil, the world where KO stands out prominent and is very well or better known than most.

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