Cadence All Stars to form part of Jazz ‘n Creole lineup

A performance at last year's edition of Jazz 'n Creole
A performance at last year’s edition of Jazz ‘n Creole

The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) has announced that the Cadence All Stars will be the final mainstage act of the 2016 Jazz ‘n Creole Festival, to be held at the Cabrits National Park, in Portsmouth, on May 15.

According to Marketing Executive DDA, Monique Jacob, Cadence All Stars are a group of the island’s best musicians selected to deliver something uniquely Dominican.

“The Cadence All Stars brings together some of the best of Dominica’s musicians, to perform what is uniquely Dominican music,” she said at a press conference on Wednesday morning.

Among the All Stars are: Fitzroy Williams, keyboardist and founding member of the Exile One band; Cornell “Fingers” Phillip, keyboardist, and member of the Bouyon Pioneers; Jason “Froggy” Joseph, drummer for Triple K Global; Freddy Nicholas, bass player for Bilomen and guitarist Jerry Moulon.

Jacob said the All Stars will present uniquely Dominican music
Jacob said the All Stars will present uniquely Dominican music

Singers for the act include Carlyn “Carlyn XP” Xavier-Phillip, reigning Bouyon Monarch, and lead singer of C-Squared and Fanatik Band; and Joy Stoute, a seasoned performer who is no stranger to the stage.

Cameron Pierre, Breve, Soft, élan parlé, Andy Narell have also been named as mainstage acts.

Le Pelican Magazine of St. Martin, COURTS Dominica and Rainbow Rentals have been announced as first-time sponsors of the event.

Meantime, Jacob discussed the festival’s growth since its inception in 2010.

“Last year, our total attendance exceeded 1,900, so, we almost had 2,000 at the mainstage last year. And, the year before that, we were just at about 1,600. So, the growth has been tremendous. The first year, in 2010, there were only 600 patrons,” she stated. “So, over the years, the festival has more than doubled and is tripling and we hope to have at least what we had last year.”

Jacob spoke of a “spillover area” being included at the venue to allow patrons more space for movement.

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4 Comments

  1. Annon
    April 13, 2016

    Super lineup!

  2. April 13, 2016

    The festival needs to meet criteria for international status to draw the crowd. My friends you as musicians need to expose yourselves. In a professional manner for example your dress sense ,your presentation,ettiquette and others. you have to provide your own food manner is not going to fall from heaven..We have the talents bring it out.
    Another thing allyou spend to much time personalising songs your songs is all about Sierritt or Linton no one else is interested. Even aDominicans who live abroad stop buying i was home for mas whilst the songs were appropriate who else will understand think again.We want nicevconstuctive songs . No more air andvremote control.

  3. “Last year, our total attendance exceeded 1,900, so, we almost had 2,000 at the mainstage last year. And, the year before that, we were just at about 1,600. So, the growth has been tremendous. The first year, in 2010, there were only 600 patrons,” she stated. “So, over the years, the festival has more than doubled and is tripling and we hope to have at least what we had last year.”

    Hi miss Jacob. Im glad u pointed up that the patrons at the event almost tripled last year. This is a great move and the event is a very good one however a few of us are asking for a promotional price on tickets for a period of time. Either groups of ten pay a certain price or for two weeks ticket will be discounted.

    Thank you in advance. :mrgreen:

    • Rizo
      May 16, 2016

      Concessions fir the elder, and kids under 12 would help a great deal too..

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