DFC announces part line up of WCMF 2014

Zouk legend Franky Vincent forms part of the line for WCMF 2014
Zouk legend Franky Vincent forms part of the line-up for WCMF 2014

The Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) officially unveiled part of its line-up for the 18th edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) at a media launch on Wednesday evening.

The line up so far consists of a mix of Zouk, Compa, Soca, Bouyon, Afro Beat, Cadence and Reggae.

Zouk heavyweight Franky Vincent, Compa legend Tabou Combo and local Bouyon sensation, Triple Kay Global forms part of the line up.

Other acts include Jah Cure (Jamaica), Kerwin Dubois (Trinidad), Ti Vice (Haiti), Destra (Trinidad), Flavour (Nigeria), Denise Belfon (Trinidad), Class (Haiti).

Local acts include Midnight Groovers and Xtasy.

The rest of the line-up will be announced at a later date.

At the launch, Digicel announced that it will be the platinum sponsor of the event for the ninth consecutive year.

Tourism minister, Ian Douglas, described the event as the biggest and most important of the island’s tourism product and said it has been the most successful music festival in the region.

He said hotels are already reporting heavy booking for the festival.

The 18th WCMF will be held from October 24 to the 26 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

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83 Comments

  1. poekitoe
    July 1, 2014

    every year is Triple Kay then? stupes what about Fanatik? Caribbean Vybes? Even Ti Orkest not Triple Kay again……..I tired with d bang bang bang KKK calling music

    • Anonymous
      July 15, 2014

      I’m tired of them too and disappointed that our music has come to this, but unfortunately they are the only band with music of their own. Fanatic and Caribbean Vibes both play other peoples songs. If they want to be considered, they need to take their skill to the next level and produce something original.

  2. Affa
    June 27, 2014

    Now that Mr. Piper thinks it has matured, it needs to be leveraged better, advertized heavily to promoters, producers, music industry to where many of thes small artists become ancious to pay their way to ‘showcase’ their talents at ‘The WCMF’. It’s ok to have them but keep in mind many many artists like Jah Cure cannot even hold concert on their own.

    I know Piper and the crew think that Nassio Fontaine is expensive, but wait…Nassio Fontaine’s music is way more popular than Jah Cure’s in D’a. I have seen not only Jah Cure but other J’a artists that sing and record to the hot plate riddim compilations we hear all the time and promoters don’t spend on none of them to appear on their own like Beres Hammond does. Promoters always put them in a night’s lineup with five or six other artists. So why pay them the money and complain the same money is too much for …..Nassio Fontaine?? Common Piper, lame excuse, go out of your way to give us our own hot artists.

    Here’s an idea for you, because of her caliber, you can still bring Angelic Kejo to WCMF – that’s world class act, even though she just did the Jazz fest in Possie.

  3. Culture
    June 27, 2014

    DFC,Please stop giving persons who can avoid complimentary tickets.Allow them to pay like me

    • Malgraysa
      June 27, 2014

      yeah man, some people have no shame and are proud to be a freeloader and a scrounger. Help the country make some money and pay for your ticket.!!!

  4. Jalay
    June 27, 2014

    3 Trini soca stars really i wonder when will these trini stars bring WCK ASA Triple K just name a few to Trinidad to be part of their concert and get some exposure, I feel the same way about the Jamaicans. In Dominica we are very good at exporting everything even our creole festival profits when are we going to learn.

  5. June 26, 2014

    Hello and good avenging my people. Well the line up looking good but don’t forget Marchal ,Bungi or Crossfire. Now I hope the Car Rental Companies will have enough vehicle for us to rent and I hope they aren’t ten year old vehicles.

  6. Tumble Back kick
    June 26, 2014

    Bring some Experience7 and Guilou La Fage toneh ! Steady Vibes,

  7. ItsLIke
    June 26, 2014

    The line up is ok , with the exception of Jah Cure. Jah Cure should be paying us to come to Dominica we shouldn’t be paying him.
    DFC please improve on sound system , it was too poor last year , we need to be up to date with technology,we need line array speakers .

  8. De W
    June 26, 2014

    I thought the Original WCK was earmark for a performance at the WCMF. What happened?

  9. LEGIT
    June 26, 2014

    its not the bands!! just the sewo …mayb 1 day we will see, the R& B majors ..we could do half hour of Beyoncé or nicki Manaj…lol

    • Irritated
      June 26, 2014

      Beyonce and who….are you ill?

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2014

      R&B majors?Remember this is a CREOLE festuival. If I want to see/hear or R&B or Jazz I would go to St. Lucia or Barbados,. Easier to reach, better hotels etc. There would be no point in Dominica hosting such a music festival. We only make sense if we remain unique. if the truth hurts so be it.

  10. ABCDEFG
    June 26, 2014

    I am joining the protest. We need to add Nasio fountaine to the line up. We need to give him the flowers before he dies. Come on DNO. Start the poll.

    • cmf
      June 27, 2014

      that makes a lot of sense. i love his music and we shouldn’t wait until he dies to say how great an artist he was when we never really show cased his music

  11. June 26, 2014

    Poor line-up. if not 100%, 90% of these artistes have performed in Dominica already and recently to begin with Jah Cure! I never thought he would return to the island, far less so soon.
    What about Nasio who we have abandoned for so long? This WCMF needs to be spiced up. They did a good job last year, but this year’s line-up is not too impressive

  12. Faceup
    June 26, 2014

    That guy Piper must be very old timeish, dont know from whom he gets his advice…

  13. 1JADA
    June 26, 2014

    If you people hate reggae so much why not just ban it from being play in the country. I agree it should not be Jah Cure again but it seems no one can satisfy us.

  14. mimi
    June 26, 2014

    why Jah cure? please keep KLASS and T.VICE and also add Carimi. Those are the big money makers world wide.

  15. Big Train
    June 26, 2014

    Hmmm… I don’t intend to sound bias or insult anyone, but the package thus far looks recycled to an extent. I know some of the people on the selection committee of the WCMF and quite frankly they are not people who knows music that well. Thats why they keep recycling artist over and over again.
    They could replace JaCure with Daville or Gentleman. Tabou Combo also insulted the crowd and Mr. Hyacinth the last time they performed in Dominica. Class is a good kompa band but just how many people knows there music. How do the promoters intend to highlight the artist performing apart from having a minute clip on their website.
    Flavor is a good addition to the line up but the question is ; Is he coming with his band or is he gonna have a local band back him up like Bracket last year to give a mediocre performance. We also seem to be forgetting the salsa/Latin aspect of the festival that the originator (Eddie Toulon) tried to fuse in the lineup.
    I hope the balance of the lineup are not par entertainers.
    Great Job last year with the exception of Tito Pointay Jr.
    Hope this year will follow up/\,………..T

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2014

      …how many people know their grammar?

      • Ok
        June 28, 2014

        You can’t even start your sentence with a capital letter but you’re talking about grammar

  16. ?
    June 26, 2014

    all you so cheap in dat DFC……giving away VIP tickets for de rich and famous…….all i can see hear is recycled acts
    why jah cure?
    Hello……how about Chronnix, Romain Virgo and Nasio
    inspire our young local musicians
    Sick of dem tired acts…….recycled over and over with nothing new to add to de excitement
    This show only comes once a year……..dis thing can have more impact!!!
    bunch of lazy people…….put your expertise to de test
    Getter a better line-up for people hard earned money

    • Truth be Told
      June 26, 2014

      That festival should be a Local, Caribbean and American Praise festival canvasing all genres. Only what is done for Christ will last. Right now it’s a waste of money, talent and resources glorifying sin instead of God.

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2014

      I agree. There should be NO VIP tickets. The DFC would not lose anything, on the contrary they would save money by not having to entertain these people. If they do want to come fine but let them pay like everyone else and if they do not want to mix with the common folk that is ok too but let them pay for sitting in the better seats, just like in the theatre or opera. They getting enough privileges already.

  17. Anonymous
    June 26, 2014

    why bring jah Cure again???? Are u out of your mind??? we spent $120 couple years ago to come back this year to listen to the same performance????

  18. ehhhhhh
    June 26, 2014

    bring nasio, and aima moses……….remove kkk………..

    • Ce Sa
      June 26, 2014

      KKK is just margee, no real music or purpose. Just an embarrassment!!!!!!

      • Anonymous
        June 27, 2014

        KKK is for kids! that’s who their music appeal too.

  19. Anonymous
    June 26, 2014

    for me no carimi and
    kassav i vex eh

  20. Anonymous
    June 26, 2014

    Nicee line up looking good so far! I’m soo happy n soo exited for Jah Cure, Destra & Kerwin Dubois!!! Waiting to hear the rest…Can’t wait for October :-D

  21. resident
    June 26, 2014

    Hope those soca artist don’t come and sing to play back music. Why Triple K…..please lets have Nassio some real music. Why Jah Cure again…. Thank you for bringing Taboo Combo (greatest band)

  22. Best for country
    June 26, 2014

    why bring jahcure back? didn’t he insult us just recently? isn’t there another person to sing?
    something i find funny why do J/A people have to be at our festivals and we are not even invited to theirs. please somebody educate me. i don’t see the reason; they don’t speak creole. Reggae is not creole music as far as i am concern, so what about these people on the line up every year? why?
    Any reunion of old bands this year?
    What of Freddie N, Fitzroy W and the other greats like them?

    • Sweet T&T
      June 26, 2014

      So long “Creole” came out of WCMF.

      it should be, World “how to make money” Music Festival. :mrgreen:

      on a serious note…strictly creole music would be a bore.

  23. Anonymous
    June 26, 2014

    How is it that a band like xatasy with no original music be on wcmf. Trust me they play great. But what about copyright protection. Using people music to make a living

    • Sweet T&T
      June 26, 2014

      lol: all you dominicans not ez. i Lmao on that one. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

      some truth to your statement eh.

      copyright music. I love it!!
      you know who to call…..Olivace…

      But they tite for real. up and coming fo sure!

    • Brave
      June 26, 2014

      Didn’t you hear what Wadix said last night?? They are currently in studios. Meaning they are recording songs of their own

      • madmax
        June 26, 2014

        So we have a band on a line up with no songs of their own an now they in studio. So we don’t even know their material. Why not t ocest.

  24. Faceup
    June 26, 2014

    Dont know but Dominica got some tight Musicians out there from the likes of BIRD, STY, Rockets etc.. they must get invited too.

  25. Corn Flake
    June 26, 2014

    Jah Cure AGAIN!!! but why?
    all now the man maybe thinking of how or what bobol he can do again. allu can say what allu want, d/ca wasn’t the first and only place he did that stolen watch

  26. Best for country
    June 26, 2014

    i want Narsio too

  27. Naturalistic
    June 26, 2014

    INCLUDE NASIO FOUNTAINE!!!!we cannot forsake our own and bring in others who accused us of stealing his watch.

    # WE WANT NASIO FOUNTAINE

  28. marco
    June 26, 2014

    no WCK…..????

  29. MUDD
    June 26, 2014

    Where’s Kassav and Nassio Fontaine, come on Mr. Piper

  30. Support Local
    June 26, 2014

    We want Nassio Fontaine!!!!!!!!

    • grell
      June 26, 2014

      I am with you 100 pct, the festival committe in dominica do not realize such a big artist Nasio is and how much he can bring our creole festival brighter and bigger,they bring in these jamaican artists every year.no respect to our local artist.i will be visiting but am boycotting the festival this year.NASIO IS BIGGER BETTER ARTIST BUT IAN IS A FOOL SO WHAT ELDO DO WE EXPECT.

    • 100% Dominican
      June 26, 2014

      Totally agree…we should start a Campaign…he needs to be included in the Reggae segment…its been too long DFC!

  31. fan
    June 26, 2014

    It would really be great if we could see our very own Nasio this time around! If there is a problem ,enlightenen us ,we have been graving for his inclusion in the caribbean greatest festival for a very long time >WE got a glimpse of him at creole in the park some time ago<if you were there wasn't it mystical?According to Lennox,"bring it on". Now is the time <Certain acts are being recycled.Can we just get him once ?For crying out loud ,he is our very own,true Dominican!It is about time!

  32. Sweet T&T
    June 26, 2014

    DESTRA. enough Said.

    ME DAYAAAAA

  33. by the school
    June 26, 2014

    What about Reggae Ambassadors based in Germany? Perez (Big Anvil) St. Hilaire; Zyro St. Hilaire’s big brother?

  34. Anonymous
    June 26, 2014

    Wouldn’t it be interesting if we would have general elections a few months before the WCMF?

    • Kandy
      June 26, 2014

      where that politics talk coming innnnnnnnnn!!!!!!! jah boy!!!

      • Noshow
        June 26, 2014

        It’s not politics it’s just an opinion/thought. I wonder what it would be like for real !!! :lol: :) :-D :wink:

    • Sweet T&T
      June 26, 2014

      Sak Sot. all yuh always have to spoil a thread with political crap.

      Some of us dont wake up thinking of Skerritt and Linton.
      Get a life.

    • TO
      June 26, 2014

      Steal more votes and make more bobol with a downpour of bribery!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Anonymous
    June 26, 2014

    Bring Nasio and remove Triple K Global!

    • justice
      June 26, 2014

      that would be nice. I keep wondering if they don’t invite him or if he is the one that does not want to perform there…does anyone know?

      • HMMMM
        June 26, 2014

        I would like to know as well. I well swef a Nasio performance!!!!!!!!

    • Keeping Them Honest
      June 26, 2014

      I concur

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2014

      Yeah man, support you 100%. triple K is old crap. We are not owing them boys nothing. Bring some real music.

  36. forest
    June 26, 2014

    Why can,t we have nassio Fontaine

  37. baw
    June 26, 2014

    wasn’t it jah cure who accused Dominica of stealing his rolex?

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2014

      Was it Dominica he accused? Why such exaggeration?

    • eh heh
      June 26, 2014

      i know rite. move jah cure n put Nasio instead

      • Anonymous
        June 27, 2014

        Maybe Jah Cure give DFC a discount to come back?

  38. Roxanne T
    June 26, 2014

    Why does this lineup look recycled? Jah cure coming again!!!!! Let me see what he will accuse Dominicans of stealing this time. .. keep ur watch on ur hand. CITP looking forward to a better offer from u

  39. NEG
    June 26, 2014

    Boy DA sweet eah!

  40. so what
    June 26, 2014

    definitely going if god spare all 3 nights

  41. ATKINSON
    June 26, 2014

    Were all the performers checked out and approve by the church, customs, police, and minster of national security. Especially “Jah Cure” let hope not one gets arrested at the airport :mrgreen:

  42. Dominican
    June 26, 2014

    Nice to see the big zouk artists from abroad but I don’t see why Jah Cure is included. Its Creole Fest. That;s the same crap which happened when Sean Paul was allowed to prance around on stage for over two hours, cutting down the performing time of Oliver N’Goma to only half an hour, when O.N. IS the true Creole artist!

    Another thing, every year, all these bands and artists perform and yet after all these years, the DFC still claims that they are not making a profit. Perhaps its because they are paying these foreign artists too much money to perform, ensuring that the monies go abroad and not showcasing enough of our Dominican artists. However, I’m glad that triple kay was not included because its embarrassing that they go prancing around on stage wanting to “go down in people’s sousse.” and not presenting anything of real substance.

  43. Trini 2D Bone
    June 25, 2014

    Thank You! I coming only for Destra & Co.

    Just make sure we getting the platinum package from them. We tired get bottom of de barrel(where the he!! Were Machel’s back up dancers??

    Stop thinking D/cans are fools!

    Fix the sound in the stadium. No clarity. U don’t even feel a pumping vibe to put u in the mood to partyy!!

    arrange the grounds so that ppl seating can see what’s going on onstage. Put some proper big screens in strategic Locations.

    And those flag things need to go! Wth nah. A race track!
    Less is more. Tone down those autrocious decorations.we know DG sponsor already. And their service suck again wi!

    MACHEL and/or MR KILLER….would be cherry on top.

    And ppl doh have $$$$ so doh come with all u mad prices.

    Ticket will be booked ASAP!

    Already election is that time! Woosh!

  44. Anonymous
    June 25, 2014

    it has been the most successful music festival in the region. REALLY? st kitts music festival having better artiste than that and they dont have the same artiste over n over again. dfc better follow suit.

    • ?????????
      June 26, 2014

      St kitts music festival is not as well attended at dominicas.. and i swear is kiticians alone dat does be dere

  45. Anonymous
    June 25, 2014

    stupessss— them same artists over n over again. y bring jah cure again? all u forget how he nearly tranished the name of dominica, with his missing bling? shame man dfc. u all could check out some newer artists. im waiting for the complete line up so i will know which nigh to attend.

  46. # Dominican.#
    June 25, 2014

    START PLAYING ALL THE MUSIC EARLY SET THE TONE FOR THE FESTIVAL, AND PROMOTE THIS THING RIGHT! I ALREADY GETING GOOSE BUMPS. sewoooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I IN THAT!!!!! WHATS THE PRICE?

  47. Yes Fada!
    June 25, 2014

    Sigh…..line up’s interesting but the dates just don’t sit right with alotta folk.

    • eh heh
      June 26, 2014

      allota ppl tink it wud be best during the summer Vacation

  48. yes sa!!!!
    June 25, 2014

    not bad at all

  49. tech
    June 25, 2014

    oh yes all i want to see is the xtasy band those guys can play.

  50. # Dominican.#
    June 25, 2014

    We hope that Naiso Fontaine is locked in? What a line that would be. If Naiso Fontaine has not been contacted please get on the phone right now. He will hit this W. C.M. F out of the park. We go see!!

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2014

      Bonjay. Last night I had his songs on replay!!!!! He would mash up that fest!!!!! Bring him!!!!!!!!!

  51. June 25, 2014

    That is a good start.I bought my ticket to be home for the action .Long live DA Festival say sa nou.

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