Extasy Band to perform at WCMF 2016

Extasy Band performing at a show in Grenada last year
Extasy Band performing at a show in Grenada last year

One of the fast emerging musical groups on the Dominican music scene over the past few years, Extasy Band from the now storm ravaged Petite Savanne community, will make a return appearance at the 19th edition of the World Creole Music Festival when they perform on night one, Friday 28th October, Festival City, Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Roseau, Dominica.

Extasy Band which specializes in diverse forms of Creole music with their signature sound of Kompas music will be one of the local highlights at this year’s festival. The group which became well known in 2015 for their civic mindedness following the devastation and destruction caused in their home community of Petite Savanne by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, this time will be in the spotlight for their great musical talents.

Extasy Band became very involved in fund-raising activities in the post-Erika relief effort to assist the people of Petite Savanne. The group toured several neighbouring islands and collaborated with others in staging a number of local fund-raising activities. “For their dedication to the field of music, culture and involvement in Tropical Storm Erika relief activities,” they were recognised by the 2015 Events Management Class of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Dominica.

For the 2016 WCMF the focus will be on the Extasy Band as they bring their own brand of Creole music to the main stage of the festival and attract the legion of fans to Festival City in the first festival since the passage of Erika. Extasy Band is sure to bring a new energy and a unique appeal to the thousands who are expected at this year’s festival. Their sound and entertaining style are certain to generate a great deal of excitement. Come help them lift the spirit of their people and help them leave their footprints on the memories of the festival fans and patrons.

Extasy made their debut appearance at the WCMF  in 2014. The band was also slated to perform in the 2015 edition of the Festival which was cancelled because of the devastating pasage of Tropical Storm Erika.

The 19th edition of the World Creole Music Festival is slated for October 28-30, 2016 at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau, the Dominican capital. A line-up of top regional and international acts covering a diverse range of creole music from the infectious Bouyon to the sweet sensation of Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Afro-beat, the Haitian Kompa to the vibrating sounds of Cadence-lypso and Zouk awaits patrons. The main headliners of this year’s festival include Dominica’s Lady of Song Ophelia, Dominica’s song-bird Michele Henderson, Kreyol La, Dédé St. Prix, Haitian international super-star Wyclef Jean, T-Micky, African pop sensation Akon, Timaya, reggae star Popcaan, Morgan Heritage, Gentleman, Soca group Kes The Band, along with Dominican bands WCK, Triple Kay Global, Original Bouyon Pioneers, Extasy, Breve, Midnight Groovers and Bouyon Ambassador Asa Banton

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5 Comments

  1. mal boix
    September 23, 2016

    i heard those boys practicing and heard some new tunes reaching over Goodwill from their band house trust me u guys have the tunes for this year. i will be at the front.

  2. ?
    September 23, 2016

    Positive vibes from the youth. Well done guys.
    Petite Savanne Strong.

  3. Padna from Zicack...
    September 23, 2016

    How come they don’t have at least one song playing or promoting? What are the people going to listen to in their performance? What songs are the going to play? I’m quite curious…

  4. Jaded
    September 23, 2016

    Extasy Band sounds like a class act. Well done, boys!

  5. glen
    September 23, 2016

    Hello

    This statement is incorrect according to the ads. “when they perform on night one, Friday 28th October, Festival City, Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Roseau, Dominica.

    I believe they will perform on the Saturday night

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