BET/R&B artiste to perform in Dominica

The artiste will be performing in Dominica
The artiste will be performing in Dominica

For the first time United States BET/R&B Artiste, Mario Barrette, will touch the shores of Dominica where he is expected to give a performance at the Arbeedee Cinema located on the north of the island.

The performance, which is scheduled for September 5, forms part of Caribbean Got Talent Dominica competition, according to organizers.

It is being organized by the owner of Dominica Got Talent and Global Entertainment Network (GEN), Osron Denis, of St. Vincent

Speaking at the launch of the competition held at the Garraway Hotel on Friday, Denis said Caribbean Got Talent Dominica is basically the Caribbean version of America Got Talent.

“The idea of that is to give Dominicans young and upcoming artistes the opportunity and ability not just to perform on stage but to perform on an international level and standard,” he explained.

According to him, for the past few months while living in Dominica he observed that the entertainment industry is of a low standard, “So we decided to come together to make a change.”

Denis stated further that the process is going to start off with a talent competition leading to auditions beginning on August 18, 2014.

“Ten lucky persons out of the audition will have the opportunity to advance to the semi-finals which will take place of September 5 at the Arbeedee Cinema,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Owner of Arbeedee Cinema, Cabral Douglas, said the idea of the event is to encourage young people to come together.

“This is an example of young people coming together and thinking outside the box about what it is that we can achieve to push Dominica forward with our entertainment product and also to provide an opportunity for our young people of Dominica to use their skills, talent and hard work to achieve something in life,” he said

According to him, in order to able to build a relationship with other BET artistes in the United States, “We feel that it is important that we are able to export Dominica talent into the biggest musical industry in the world,’we need to build a relationship within the American black music community.”

He added, “We believe that this will attract members of neighbouring islands to Dominica which is important for her tourism product.”

The show is expected to be streamed live online at GEN TV, where finalists will compete for $10,000 in cash and prizes, and an International record deal.

R&B artiste from Guadeloupe Paul Davy Ziron is also expected to perform at the event along with local artistes Mel-C, Asha Thomas, Dj Flipp, DJ Smooth among others.

Sponsors of the event include CBN4 News, Pirates Limited, United Insurance, Arbeedee Cinema among others.

Ticket cost $40 for the first week, $50 at the door and $100 VIP available at Arbeedee Cinema.

Mario is scheduled to arrive in Dominica on September 2, 2014.

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  1. Watch Out!!!
    August 18, 2014
    • Rae D
      August 18, 2014

      This is very significant information. Sponsors need to be aware as well.

  2. hmmmm
    August 18, 2014

    be very mindful of the organizer and his track record of being a scam artist… that cinema needs a face lift both inside and out horrible venue, plus an irrelevant artist.. his live performances are horrible

  3. Yes
    August 18, 2014

    this artist is a has been. aint nobody got time for that.

  4. Man in the Mirror
    August 17, 2014
    • Just so you know....
      August 18, 2014

      Very good point, this guy “Mr. King” is a well known scam artist all over the Caribbean.

      • Anonymous
        August 19, 2014

        isn’t that the same guy from Mr. Coupworld??? Just asking

  5. Wtf
    August 17, 2014

    His good but nigga is old news…… chris brown , august , wizkid , rich homie quan etc….. Not dude , dude had songs since 2003-06 :oops:

  6. August 17, 2014

    That’s my man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    cant wait to be wit u again boo :lol:

  7. true Dominican
    August 17, 2014

    And he ain’t cute either. Stupes. Where are all the other fine American artists? I see them all the time in down town Manhattan.

  8. Bram Bram
    August 17, 2014

    Cabral needs to fix that ” bat cinema”, for years now it still the same condition! Centipedes and all kind of animals inside there. If you have sinus don’t go there !

  9. Anonymous
    August 16, 2014

    Admin its Asher Thomas. thanks

  10. Jusayin
    August 16, 2014

    Hmmmmm of all the current R&B artists in America, guess the least popular u are the least money you’re worth!!

    • I there wi pal...
      August 17, 2014

      Least popular…

      Mario is the most popular and first R&B artist ever to perform in Dominica!

      I cannot wait for this event, what about let me love you and Just a friend!!!

    • just answering
      August 17, 2014

      Dominican always complaining why you doh sponsor dem o bring a bigger artiste

  11. Kayyy
    August 16, 2014

    :-D :-D :-D :) :) :) :) OMG

  12. Really
    August 16, 2014

    Its so funny how Cabral was so quick to condemn Jah Cure for his pass transgressions but would conveniently ignore that of Mario Barrette a person who got arrested by Maryland police for beating his own mother. I guest Cabral probably didn’t know otherwise he would call for a boycott.

    • Please!!!
      August 17, 2014

      I know you are not comparing Jah Cure to Mario? one is a convicted rapist the other was arrested and all charged were eventually dropped…

  13. Anonymous
    August 16, 2014

    is dert dert berd!!!! lol… see pose na!!!! one thing the nose still grand eh.. lol

  14. imeme
    August 16, 2014

    mr. still exist…. not a big fan of his music, I will be shocked if he gets 100 people. Why is he really coming? pure nonsense.

  15. Blessed
    August 15, 2014

    I will come and watch you only because you cute :) :)

    • Anonymous
      August 17, 2014

      i hope youre a girl

  16. Shillingford
    August 15, 2014

    So many attempts to distract the world from what’s really going on. #Palastine #Ebola #PoliceBrutality #Riots wake up ppl

    • day
      August 17, 2014

      The world will always have problems so they just have to stay mourning and don’t do anything.

  17. Unknown
    August 15, 2014


  18. August 15, 2014

    That’s very good for D/A

    • Jusayin
      August 17, 2014

      just like Dominica, Mario is unknown

  19. Anonymous
    August 15, 2014

    What happen to Michele hendersen ? I think she should be a guest artist

  20. Anonymous
    August 15, 2014

    I don’t know that artist. If he had any hit songs in the past that would have helped…..

  21. Anonymous
    August 15, 2014

    >we need to build a relationship within the American black music community

    I would rather that they didn’t

  22. wifey
    August 15, 2014

    That is the best pic you all could find. stupes

  23. Good
    August 15, 2014

    Good initiative but Rbeedee Cinema have VIP?! lolol

    • Bram Bram
      August 17, 2014

      LOL woosh

  24. ?????????
    August 15, 2014

    Stupes…… apart from let me locve u wat other hits does mario have??

    • WTH
      August 17, 2014

      NONE. lol

    • Get Cable
      August 18, 2014

      In a country where the Prime Minister if offering toilets I guess MTV and BET is out of the question….If you don’t know what hit songs Mario have you obviously can not afford a TV or computer…LOL….

  25. Anonymous
    August 15, 2014

    Good show. Bad venue.

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