Dancehall artiste Mavado to star at WCMF 2017

Roseau, Dominica: August 26, 2017 — One of dancehall’s biggest stars, Mavado, is expected to light up the stage during Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival on Friday 27th October, at Festival City, Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Roseau, Dominica.

The Jamaican deejay, singer and songwriter joins an illustrious list of reggae and


dancehall artistes to perform at the region’s leading indigenous music festival, bringing his crafty lyrics, high energy, world acclaim and large fan base to the Festival City.

Mavado, whose real name is David Constantine Brooks, was raised in Kingston, Jamaica’s Cassava Piece Community.  Growing up in the 90’s he looked up to artistes such as Bounty Killer who inspired him to work in the dancehall genre. Bounty would later serve as mentor and took him under his wings to show him the ropes of the music industry and introduced him to his manager. He decided to name himself Mavado after the Swiss watch company, Movado.

Mavado is an award-winning dancehall artiste who has collaborated with several leading artistes including Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Ludacris, Akon, and Jay-Z, among others.

In 2016, Mavado’s song, Progress was featured on DJ Khaled’s “Major Key” album. The album was nominated for a Grammy award in the “Best Rap” album category. The dancehall star has had a number of his hit singles on the Billboard Chart over the years and has been featured heavily on R&B/Hip-Hop radio in the USA and around the world.

Mavado’s star is sure to shine when he appears on stage at the WCMF 2017 and delivers his many hits and powerful renditions to his fans and lovers of dancehall and Caribbean music.

The 20th edition of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival is slated for October 27-29 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau, Dominica.  A line-up of top local, regional, and international acts covering a diverse range of creole music from the infectious Bouyon to the sweet sensation of Soca and Calypso, Reggae, Afro-funk, Haitian Kompas to the vibrating sounds of Cadence-lypso and Zouk awaits patrons. On this year’s exciting line-up are Machel Montano, Kalash, Mavado, Yemi Alade, Bunji Garlin & Fay-Ann Lyons, Sweet Micky, Kai, Etana, Romain Virgo, Klass, Marcé & Tumpak, Asa Bantan, Triple Kay International, Mizik à Nou All Stars, Breve, Swingin’ Stars, and the Zouk All Stars featuring Jean Marc Ferdinand, Orlane, Francky Vincent, and Stéphane Ravor.

Official sponsors of this year’s World Creole Music Festival include: Caribbean Broadcast Network, Caribbean Media Corporation, DBS Radio, DEPEX, Dominica News Online (DNO), Kairi FM, LIAT, PJD2, Q95FM, The Wave, TicketPal Caribbean, Trend Media (LOOP), Variety Radio, and Vibes Radio/DA Vibes.

For more information on the 20th edition of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival, visit

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  1. August 29, 2017

    These wcmf organizers sucks

  2. Black Magic
    August 29, 2017

    Bunch of negative people, you should see how he’s loved in Africa, they follow his bus and sing his songs. Some of u talking about bringing a bunch of dead beat old ass Reggae artist no one wants to see. you can’t just cater for the older generation, you have to cater for those who love Reggae, Soca, zouk, Compa, Ragga, Creole, Bouyon, African, and dance hall. music we listen to throughout the Caribbean. you are not the only one coming to the show.

  3. Raining again
    August 28, 2017

    Only reason im going this year…is because of mavado, so all the oldie goldies need to take a chill pill.

  4. citizen
    August 28, 2017

    I hope they bring chronix next year. Or even better hope lime considers him for CITP this year

  5. August 28, 2017

    Black Dominicans , it seems are the most racist and disrespectful to their own kind, we have an internationally renown reggae artist by the name of NASCIO FONTAIN, not being recognized by his own people, because of i don’t know what. An artist with the capacity to draw 40.000 concert lovers in Siera Leone and Liberia can’t get an act in your dastardly creole festival? a Dominican born at that, a son of the first people? all my life i have supported my people but this is outrageous and very, very shameful, SHAME ON YOU PETTY ORGANIZERS,mis-educated mental slaved Dominicans. Bob D.

    • positive
      August 28, 2017

      nasio don’t want too not the people; trust me i know about it his my cuz

  6. Love this Country
    August 28, 2017

    His live performances really suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Me
    August 28, 2017

    Mavado is bad medicine, especially for the festival budget. Besides, can his music be termed creole?

  8. Music Producer
    August 28, 2017

    This has got to be some kind of joke, man! Creole festival…dance hall artist, not even a local one at that? :?: :-x 8-O

  9. LifeandDeath
    August 28, 2017

    I an’t feeling it..Mavado ain’t enough to star at the WCMF. Most of his lyrics are gangster style rhetoric. I don’t mind Mavado performing, no doubt he has made some headway in the music industry especially among the younger crowd..but to Headline WCMF at 40 yrs Independence event??? hmmm..Dominica scraping from the moral bottom or wa?
    Best they had brought back Damian with Stephen Marley..or our very own Nasio Fontaine or probably a Caribbean Lovers Staple like Beres Hammond..
    What about Barrington Levy, Steel Pulse, Third World..?..I mean can we sing along to this Mavado?..half of the people in the park won’t understand a word..

  10. August 27, 2017

    Not impressed, is this what a country’s consciousness is all about? the mind checking music of “MID-NITE GROVERS ” reflects what Dominica should be thinking and dancing to. This is a contemptuous and slap in the face to all African thinking born on this former slave holding island, the Europeans named DOMINICA. What a shame. Bob D.

  11. partel
    August 26, 2017

    Its amazing how Dominica society is hypocrite let me refresh your memory about 5-6 years there was outcry about movado when he first came to Dominica to sing remember he had the songs like ‘ I am on rock” and other nasty songs such as the ‘ hold her on the muscle ‘. Now movado is state sponsor and headlining creole festival and no outcry.

    • Faceup
      August 28, 2017

      So true i do remember..

  12. Faceup
    August 26, 2017

    Chupes! I see him at clubs for 30 dollars.. Why not one of the African reaggae bands that do very well in Europe..

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