The stage is set: artistes on island, media and other officials accredited and tickets sold as the organizers of the 14th World Creole Music Festival prepare to open the gates and draw the curtains tonight to open the event at Windsor Park Stadium.
Events director of the Dominica Festival Committee (DFC) Natalie Clarke-White says all is in order, with the exception of minor details, and she expects a smoothly executed event.
The DFC events director is working between office and venue conducting spot-checks on the ground and details behind the desk.
She says everything is on track and promises an event second to none.
The World Creole Music Festival will run tonight to Sunday night with headline performances from Luciano, Jah Cure and Steel Pulse.
Other artistes include Victor O, Les Aiglone, Kreyola, Midnight Groovers, Krosfyah, Les Etoiles du Cadance, Mas Compa, WCK, Creole Stars featuring Princess Lover, Orlane, Stefan Ravor, Costuleta and MKG Bank, T-Vice, Exile One, and Triple Kay.
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we really did
I ENJOY THE FES BEST NIGHT WAS THE SUNDAY NIGHT BUT ALOT OF PPLE COULD NOT CONTROL DEM SELF’S,
Boy, Creole Fest have maleh wi…..a big storm/hurricane on the 2nd day. But the show MUST go on, this year AND next year. Thank you lord in advance, all the best people.
@DOUBLE E: There’s no we answering anything. You have to answer. And each and every other person has to answer for his or herself.
If you are not into the WCF and such activities, why do you click on the story. Just stay away from it and don’t read. Just trying to be the typical miserable Dominican…cynical and negative about everything we do in our country. Using God to mask what is your personal issues.
the da is comeing up were come in up we want the world to know got to let is show were comeing
@DOUBLE E: Prayer without action is a waste of time… MLK did not just sit and pray in his attempts to change the course of a nation and history.
@DOUBLE E: What are you on about. Prayer is exactly what has the world in the sorry state that it is in today. When are you guys going to wake up from the shackles and mental slavery that is religion and see there is no such thing as god.
Bearer of bad news, please do not spoil the fun of the Festival goers. Did you have to bring it up? You have already done so.
Dominica is prone to frequent rainfall. Once when I visited at carnival time, we attended the Calypso King competition. It did rain a bit, also on the carnival days.
Dominicans should be accustomed to this. Of course, everyone would prefer that it does not rain.
I reside in Canada. In winter it snows and could rain depending on the temperature. There could be a few snow storms and bad ones. In spring, it could snow and rain. In summer it rains; sometimes, rain and thunderstorms with lightning. I fear the lightning for obvious reasons. Some people have been struck by lightning and died. We are warned to stay indoors at such times. I will add, if we are not caught in it. Some areas have had tornadoes which damaged and destroyed homes. We live by the weather forecast.
Imagine planning a picnic or B-B-Q in spring, summer or autumn and it rains. No country is immune from weather-changing patterns. In Canada, it can be stated that the weather fluctuates and too much. One day it is beautiful with cloudless skies, another day it is cloudy, rainy, snowy and cold or cool, the latter even in summer.
In autumn (called the Fall – when the leaves turn colour – a beautiful sight, dry up and fall to the ground) it rains as well and could snow. This is where it is at right now. No snow yet but cool weather which is bearable for now. We are now wearing light coats and sweaters. No summer clothes and shoes. Tonight, fortunately, I had a pair of gloves in my coat pocket. I had to use them because it was cool enough. This is where we envy the beautiful, warm Dominican weather and wished that we were there. At least, when it rains in Dominica the sun comes out brightly and it is warm. We often speak about this type of weather in Dominica.
I keep a collapsible umbrella in my hand bag at all times and also a rain bonnet. Dominicans should do likewise.
We also have all-weather coats and raincoats. Granted, not all Canadians are prepared but I do not take chances with the weather.
Dominicans should always be prepared for rainfall.
All the same I hope it does not rain and that everyone will have an enjoyable, dry time – no rain I mean. :-)
I will be reading about the events and finale on DON. Thank God for DON.
Since when a Storm watch does stop a fete in Dominica?
Tonight going and be wet fete!!!
It have nuff standby gen sets in d stadium that well insulated and good distance away from patrons and ground staff of WCMF.
In Dominica we have state of d art circuit breakers so not much damage will happen to musical equipment and besides dem equipment it have there have plenty redundancies in d circuit design so d show will go on.
If storm give Dominica a licking say on Sunday , Skerrit money printing machine that by d cemetery on standby to print plenty US dollars and not even Uncle Sam can tell d difference!!!!!!!
If by 11:00 p.m. rain falling then I consider my season ticket as a donation to arts and culture in the Creole world!!! Amen
I wish some Dominicans would turn out in large numbers when asked to come out and pray for our country.But one day we have to answer.
@Anonymous: Anonymous…..you can’t even spell……your idiot
@Reason: dats not gonna stop dominicans from goin fest..rain thunder or not dominicans dnt care..we dominicas LOVE to party..
Oh God looking at dat stage just gave me a flash back and a gopwel for my country..hahah..oh how i wish i was home..Hopefully nxt yr if all goes well i will be dere for the 15 years..
I wish all dominicans a happy and crime free festival.. Stay Blessed!!!
Funny story.. Creole Festival but all the headlining bands are reggae bands with others included. Well well.
While we are gettin ready, Tropical Storm Thomas is making its way, Let’s pray that we do not recieve much of Thomas’ wrath… Let’s pray for a wonderful festival with lovely weather…
I’m Home sick . This Festival is going to great. Jah Cure is going to be in Dominica. He is a very good artist. I love most of his song. My favorite songs Never Find’, To your arms of love’, (Before you leave.)And (What it takes). I will be in D/ca next Year feast If god’s will.. I hope they could get him back at creole festival next year. I’m really going to miss this one. Jah Cure my friend and iI love you.
Well its official.
As of 4.30pm Dominica time, today, Friday afternoon, DOMINICA is under TROPICAL STORM WATCH.
See the line up below for Tropical Storm Tomas, soon to be Hurricane Tomas:
THE GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR
BARBADOS…AND ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES.
THE GOVERNMENT OF FRANCE HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL WARNING FOR
THE GOVERNMENT OF ST. LUCIA HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING
FOR ST. LUCIA.
THE GOVERNMENT OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING FOR TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO…AND GRENADA.
THE GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR
oh yeah enjoy 4 me will too will hear about it on monday lol
@Anonymous: yea thats so true the locals are indeed broke..
well actualy their creole fest was actulay ended last evening after 7pm creole in the park…lol
why a post must have negativity at all times, Lord I pray for good weather and for those who can afford to go to the show I wish them fun times,, happy Independence Dominica !!!! I never seen so many of your sons and daughters come back home like this time around.
We Gonna Party hard!!!!123…. ALL IS SET LETS GO>……..
Yes you are right…..Look at the weather map…….Tropical Storm Tomas coming close to our way in the days ahead. You will maybe get through tonight OK…but by Saturday night…..the waves will be upon us…….. prepare for wet T shirt party !!
WHY OH WHY ISN’T FANATIK ON THIS YEARS FESTIVAL. Does Dominica, more specifically Colin Piper and his team, know what they have? After seeing them perform for the first time on Monday at Creole in the Park, I am convinced, this is a no brainer. Dominica needs to use Fanatik to promote & market Dominica just like what Barbados did with Krosfyah and other countries in the region. It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen so much raw talent and versatility in a band.
the stage looks great…… we rising slowly but surely……. big up to de D/CA massive…… representing *green-green stocky!!!*
stage set and visitors ready, locals brook …….
the stage is set ………artistes are on island …………….
and look at the weather map …………..lol
ppl make sure u all a prepared for a soaking………..
DFC make sure all u prepared for the thunder and lightening
ENJOY THE FESTIVAL FOR ME