‘Cooler Fete,’ ‘International Artiste Night’ added to Mas Domnik 2017 calendar

Jno Baptiste and ‘Major Mystic’

For the first time ever a new event dubbed, “Cooler Fete” has been introduced to the list of activities for Mas Domnik 2017.

Another event, ‘International Artiste Night,’ has also been added to the calendar.

Cooler Fete is carded for Sunday 29, January at the Memory Lane Courtyard located on the beach in Portsmouth and is being organized by the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) in collaboration with Glenroy Jno Baptiste.

He explained the concept of Cooler Fete.

“You come out with your Cooler with a certain amount of drinks in it, you pay a certain price at the door and you just have fun,” Jno Baptiste stated.
“This year’s Cooler Fete, which is one of the first ever organized by DFC and I am partnering with them on that, we decide to keep the ball rolling and make it a spectacular event.”

According to him, so far planning for the event is going ahead smoothly.

“This year what we are having is T-Shirt bands and other people who have activities for Carnival,” he said.

Jno Baptiste said further that those persons will also be given the opportunity to showcase whatever they intend to advertise or promote for Carnival.

He mentioned also that a number of bands and DJs are set to perform at the event which include, the All Stars Band from Petite Savanne, True Rhythm Band from Portsmouth, Dr. Miguel Labadie, DJ Spawner and RS Digital.

“We will also be having a few guest artistes,” he noted.

Jno Baptiste urged everyone to show up in large numbers to participate in the event.

He made it clear that drinks are limited to three bottles or liquor per person.

“We are limiting the cooler bottles, which is like any bottle of liquor to three bottles of liquor per person,” he revealed. “No beers allowed. We will be having also sponsorship from Carib Beer, so they will be providing all the beers for that day…”

He said the event will be hosted annually.

The event is expected to begin from 10:00 am and goes until 12:00 midnight.

“It’s more like a day activity during the early evening,” he explained.

The entry fee is $20.

Meantime, Eirdrynton “Major Mystic” James said on ‘International Artiste Night,’ a number of international and local artistes are expected to perform.

The event which is being presented by the Government of Dominica and the DFC is carded for February 3rd at Carnival City, now named after the late Eddie Andre.

“We have international artiste Ricardo Drue, international Reggae Artiste Daville, international Bouyon boss, Asa Bantan, Triple Kay International Band and Major Mystic,” he said. “It’s going to be a night to remember.”

Tickets cost $40 in advance and $50 at the gate.

Tickets will be available by Friday [January 27] at the DFC office and Depex Colour Lab.

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18 Comments

  1. Sammy
    January 27, 2017

    A note to the organisers… Glass bottle must be strictly prohibited during the cooler fete.
    Patrons should use plastic bottles to secure there whisky, rum n other drinks.
    All coolers must be inspected by security personnel.
    Don’t forget to search folks because of the temptation to hide knifes n other weapons during such times.
    Best of luck

  2. Tony
    January 27, 2017

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Good program but people like me who’s coming home in mid February won’t be able to enjoy the fun because it’s being held so early. I would suggest that they should have another one in Town or close to town on the Sunday before carnival Monday.

  3. lightbulb
    January 27, 2017

    you pay a certain prize at the door ????
    prize ? :lol:

  4. Berries
    January 27, 2017

    love the vibes…..all islands are doing a cooler fete as part of the activity for carnival…as time goes by they should introduce a prize for best or most creative cooler … saw this in St. Lucia was really impressed.. People came with all sorts of coolers …I saw a Cole Pot lmao!!!

  5. 305 goon
    January 27, 2017

    I hope you guys don’t get sued for piggy back riding off “Igloo” biggest cooler fet in Fort Lauderdale Miami area. It’s the exact concept. Good vibes regardless.

    • Kaycee
      January 28, 2017

      Just about all islands have a cooler fetre…..been that way for yearrrrsssss. But thank you for sharing with us little Dominicans, what’s going on in the great America. We’re so honoured to have you comment.

  6. anon
    January 27, 2017

    in-ta-na-tionalll bouyon boss lol doe kill me who give ASSa bantan dat name woy doe kill me

    • Kaycee
      January 28, 2017

      He performs in Holland, France, UK, Caribbean, US….you do understand what “international” means, right? And is he not a “Bouyon Boss”? Go back and count his hits and compare him to other Bouyon artists and bands. We’ll wait.

  7. River Street
    January 27, 2017

    Stop killing our Dominichen Carnival with imported nonesense!

  8. January 26, 2017

    It a good idea, just one thing it taken from Trinidad fete season be a bit more original in your planning. still i will come with my crew and my drinks to possie.

    • Kaycee
      January 28, 2017

      Somebody just said it’s taken from Fort Lauderdale. Another person said St Kitts. Now you’re saying Trinidad. Lol. Did we steal Carnival too? And Calypso and Queen show? Lol

  9. Stolen from St Kitts
    January 26, 2017

    Cooler Fete is stolen from St. Kitts. Why can’t you people be original

  10. January 26, 2017

    Drink Responsibly, Dont Drink and drive, No glass Bottles allowed. Have a enjoyable None violent Carnival.

  11. January 26, 2017

    HAAA, HAAA, nice its about time every body join in with the alternative Truth, and fake News. Very clever, idea, three bottles of liquor, all the able body guys and girls show your hands, and all the nice and decent ladies, and gentle men, come loaded to buy the none Alcholic Drinks. Disclaimer, Dont Drink and Drive, More sewo, more fun we like it so, ill be there with my three Water bottles, wining on my woman. we love it so, we really really like it. analize that! Make Dominica the sewo country in the Entire Caribbean. IS Carnival, drink responsible, no glass bottles, allowed. My Law enforcement Brothers and Sisters, be ready and make sure all hard hats are at the ready, a stitch in time saves a bottle bridgage in the event the drunk and disordely, decide to use them as weapon of choice, been there saw that. Watch out. We love our Country. Have a none violence Carnival.

  12. Real recognize Real
    January 26, 2017

    Lol three bottles of liquor per person? Who d hell going to drink three bottles of whiskey, white oak, etc…
    My boys n i rolling we are free to enter with 3 bottels each. Better we open a bar on d beach mn?
    And no beers in ur cooler. I dont need a cooler 4 my liquor.
    Any way i will still make d turn.

    • belledread
      January 26, 2017

      all that to say what really? they didn’t specify what size liquor bottle tho. u cant drink 3 bottles just walk with ur hand swinging or one bottle n chill. damn. let another person who can, walk with their 3, what ever size they choose. I swear u pple just rant for ranting sake. no purpose

      • Real recognize Real
        January 27, 2017

        All that to say it would be more profitable with one bottle of liquor n at least a Carib six pac per cooler.
        N I’m not saying i cant walk with 3 bottles, i can n i might as well do so but it won’t be profitable to them.
        Learn to take criticism and use it as ur benefit.
        Cause tings hard DA for some so ppl tend to look at all options to save.

    • Tony
      January 27, 2017

      Hello and good afternoon my people. Stop being so negative and support the event. The guys trying something new in Dominica but for people like me who reside in New York it’s just added fun for carnival.

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