Jah Cure for Creole Fest 2010

Jah Cure

(DNO) Jah Cure, one of reggae’s most revered voices and artists, will be among the acts performing at Dominica’s 14th Annual World Creole Music Festival.

Iyah Cure, known as Jah Cure, is a Jamaican reggae musician who was given the name Jah Cure by Capleton, who he met while growing up in Kingston.

Director of Discover Dominica Authority Colin Piper said securing the appearance of such a popular reggae artist as Jah Cure raises awareness for World Creole Music Festival and his unique style of reggae will complement the traditional Creole music which this event celebrates.

Highly anticipated by fans of this style of music throughout the world, the 14th Annual World Creole Music Festival will be held October 29 – 31, 2010.

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75 Comments

  1. Mahaut jammet living abroad
    November 1, 2010

    @NATUREB: You must understand if your music is popular it does not matter the language people will come if they love it if not then what the **** you expect

  2. Youmustbejoking
    June 14, 2010

    I cant wait to come down

  3. oldsmoke
    June 12, 2010

    good !! now lets keep the list growing!!!

  4. June 12, 2010

    HOW MANY DOMINICAN ARTIST HAVE BEEN PERFORMED IN JAMAICA?I RESIDE IN THE U S,WHEN EVER THERES A D/A BAND OR ARTIST PERFORMING, TRUST ME YOU NEVER SEE A JAMAICAN AT THAT SHOW,MY QUESTION IS WHY YOU’RE GUYS CRAZY OVER A JAMAICAN ARTIST THEY DON’T SUPPORT YOU’RE ALL,CAN YOU’RE GUYS GET IT,SUPESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

    • way papa
      June 12, 2010

      Marie- Claire Giraud as well as Nelly St’ Harre have been performing in Jamaica for years and they have received a lot of support, so what’s your point?

      • SO TRUE
        June 12, 2010

        I live in theUS and knows Marie personally and she has been to JA several times..Just because they don’t jump up to our music,doesn’t mean that we can’t appreciate thiers.Remember reggae is international and all a we are 1(as they say)..we need to support our fellow caribbean brothers and sisters.

  5. The cure's biggest Fan
    June 12, 2010

    Trust me I was at Jah Cure’s fisrt concert he performed at the Kjrazy Coconut and in my view the place was too small. The artist is one that everybody who knows him loves him and anyone who does not know him once they hear him they will love him. Jah Cure’s music is all about love as he rightly says in one of his songs “Lcve is the universal cure”. Hats off to the festivals comm for this choice, trust me it will pay. Off!

  6. Shut UP!!!
    June 11, 2010

    I AM PRETTY SURE THAT ALL OF THOSE TALKING SHIT ABOUT JAH CURE INT GOOD, NONE OF THEM ARE ABROAD!!! STOP COVERING YOURSELVES IN THE ANTS NEST!!!!!!!!!!

    LISTEN PEOPLE……I AM NOT GOING TO PAY AMERICAN AIRLINES $990.00 TO COME TO DOMINICA TO LISTEN TO STUPIDITY LIKE MOVADO AND KARTEL!!! AND AM SURE ITS THAT WAY WITH THE OTHERS ABROAD!!

    LAST YEAR WAS SO HORRIBLE!!!! ALMOST EVERYONE I ASKED SAID THEY WERE NOT GOING!!

    NOW….I CALLED AND SAID JAH CURE IS ON THE LINE UP…. MY WHOLE FAMILY DECIDED THAT THEY ARE COMING PLUS 4 OTHERS WHO NEVER BEEN TO DOMINICA!

    SO PLEASE GIVE THE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO SHOWCASE DOMINICA AND GIVE THE LOCAL BUSINESS MEN AND WOMEN A CHANCE TO GET A PIECE OF THE ACTION!

    TAXIS.RENTALS. HOTELS. RESTAURANTS AND SO ON ARE ALL DEPENDING ON THIS…….

  7. HMPH!
    June 11, 2010

    THREE WORDS: I IN DAT!!!

  8. charmz
    June 11, 2010

    why don’t we have a problem with tripple kay but there’s a problem with Ja Cure well i dere for sure!!! free up the Cure…..

  9. MyCure
    June 11, 2010

    If is one time i will go to WCMF is this time! I miss out on Jah cure the first time, i cyan miss dat second chance bwoy! Mister songs was with me when i fell in love the first time and wen i go thru all my go pwell and sin….bwoyyyy, me cyan miss dat nuh!!

  10. poonks
    June 11, 2010

    some Naija artist would spice it up too. What of Psquare or tuface

  11. sister souljah
    June 11, 2010

    Bless up all that u say is true but guess what???? Ill be there enjoying for u

  12. d/can in j/a
    June 11, 2010

    Some people are spewing ignorance here and I feel the need to clear up some fallacies.

    1. It is WORLD CREOLE Music Festival not Dominica Creole. Which means any country with their version of Creole qualifies, including Jamaica with their Jamaica patois which by the way is quite similar to cocoy spoken in Marigot/wesley etc.

    2. The persons saying Jamaica doesn’t invite soca and other small island artists to perform in their country have obviously never been to Jamaica. There have been countless shows in J/a with artists like Allison Hinds, Montano performing right alongside dancehall stars like Beenie etc.

    3. Jah Cure is a very positive artist with quality songs and a marvelous voice and there is no doubt he will give an excellent performance. He also recently had a major WORLDWIDE HIT. (Call on me) so that makes him an excellent choice.

    4. Shows need variety. Hip hop artists like 50 Cent and Ludacris, the Dream have performed in recent years at REGGAE SUMFEST. let me repeat. at REGGAE SUMFEST, yes 50 CENT at REGGAE SUMFEST!!!!

    5. If Creole Fest had to depend on the cranky old folks complaining on here only to attend Fest it would FLOP TREMENDOUSLY. Y’all will just go sit in the stands like its a freakin concert its a party. Creole fest needs the young professionals, college kids and even upper high schoolers to attend, we pay the same FREAKIN PRICE OF TICKET AND WE WANT ‘THE CURE’!!!

    6. Sucks that I won’t be in d/a for fest lol but i can always go see him in j/a.

    • son of the soil
      June 11, 2010

      yo are so right some people think that the show is world zouck festival, we need to look at the yonegr people to come to da the spend more than the old folks that want to sit in the stands.

      • Whatever
        June 11, 2010

        Exactly why the show is so diluted at the end of the day. Everything is a creole. Oh please.

        Reggae is reggae, soca is soca, calypso is calypso.

        But reggae is creole, soca is creole, calypso is creole, jazz is creole, rap is creole, hip hop is creole… everything is creole.

        We would do ourselves better justice by just naming it World Music Festival.

        • Anonymous
          June 11, 2010

          What is your definition of Creole? Look it up!! It’s not only a language… Creole is a mix of cultures forming 1!! Get it together pple.

  13. lightbulb
    June 11, 2010

    remember de local reggae artiste dem
    Atunyah amongst others

  14. no name
    June 11, 2010

    Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against any sensible JA artist I blast my JA music too but at the right time. Dominicans make it a point of duty to big up those artist. Jamaicans look upon us from the smaller islands as nobody, they call us in the diaspora small island people. One said to me the other day after being convinced by her grenadian friend to take a trip down there that she never knew that the smaller islands were so lovely and so culturally rich. That is because she only listens to her kind of music. I agree with all those who comment on the fact that not one soca, creole, bouyon, calypso artist is ever invited to play at a Jamaican festival, but yet still we invite them every year. I think we should invite more of the African artist, do your research there are alot of good ones out there.

    Don’t get me wrong i still support WCMF and i will be there this year.

    • Visitor
      June 11, 2010

      Awilo Longoma or Fally Ipupa from the Congo would be excellent choices.

  15. Observer
    June 11, 2010

    WHY DON’T THE ORGANIZERS JUST NAME IT A REGGAE FESTIVAL?/ EVERY YEAR THEY KEEP ADDING MORE AND MORE NON CREOLE ARTISTS. ITS TIME FOR A BOYCOTT.

    • Ringer
      June 11, 2010

      I was thinking the same thing Dominican.

    • hmmm
      June 11, 2010

      Can u shut up? its called WORLD CREOLE MUSIC FESTIVAL…y dont u people look up things before u come n talk shit?

  16. Visitor
    June 10, 2010

    I think the committe made an excellent selection with Jah Cure. I was thinking about not going to creole festival this year but when I saw Jah Cure as a headliner I said Im there no matter what. Now if they will only throw in a couple Afrikan Soukus performers in conjunction with Dominican and other regional artist the festival will be complete. Hopefully the promoters will promote the festival in the states more this year. Jah Cure is not an artist you can see perform in the states and it might entice more people to visit, especially if they have night landings by then.

  17. Jah Cure's Girl
    June 10, 2010
  18. Jah Cure's Girl
    June 10, 2010

    Love u Jah Cure, it’s just a pity that i won’t be there to support ……hmph!

    • Heartfelt
      June 12, 2010

      I’ll enjoy it for you, my girl, cause that’s my man right there. You’ll never find no one in this lifetime…I got goosebumps the fist time I saw him perform. He sings with a smile and draws you into his music so that you don’t just hear the music but you feel it. Not many artists are gifted this way

  19. June 10, 2010

    Ok..for my part, i have accepted that every Creole fest there will be a Reggae act…that’s just how it is…I think Jah cure is a fantabulous choice….anyone who saw him perform here in Dec. 2008 will know why…he was AMAZING!!!!!…trust me he will not disappoint.

    and please read my interview with him which was done on his last day in Dominica…He loves DA and says he wants to come for vacation…so DFC people please make sure he goes to screws and sees some sites….

    http://www.20questionswiththelime.com/2009/04/jah-cure.html

  20. Ok ThenAll up in dat
    June 10, 2010

    I’ll be there…Love u Jah Cure….Positive Vibez….

  21. Cassandra
    June 10, 2010

    Guess nobody wins here (….yaw!). What has reggae got to do with attracting people to Dominica? Every year we make a song and a dance,literally, with a line-up of foreign artists. You don’t need to spend your hard earned cash to come to Dominica to listen to such an offering. It does not make us stand out from the crowd, does it? We are pretending that we do it to generate cash for Dominica and then go cap-in-hand to the government to assist with tax payers money because we can not pay the bills, despite corporate sponsorship. Let’s do something unique for Dominica, something that makes us different from the rest and tailored to produce a real and accountable profit. If so I’ll stay and pay for my ticket, if not I’d rather go fishing!

    • Jepter
      June 10, 2010

      It would appear that you can assist with the line-up. What i am yet to have seen are your suggestions. Anyway, i see that we are off to a good start with the line-up, pending your suggestions.

      • Ringer
        June 11, 2010

        Come to think of it. I think its a good idea to mix creole and reggae into one festival. A fusion of music can take place,where reggae fans can have a chance to listen to kompa and zouk . it also goes the same for the zouk and Kompa fans.

        The name of the festival should be CARIBBEAN FUSION FEST. maybe a new type of music might be created CARI-FUSION.

        dont forget to add spanish and dutch aswell!!!

    • d/can in j/a
      June 11, 2010

      Let’s see your line-up?

  22. Don't you wish?
    June 10, 2010

    All you these ignorant Dominicans would love to listen to Movado and Vybez Kartel stupidness over gaza and gully than to listen to a POSITIVE CONSCIOUS brother like Jah Cure sing positive vibes, and sweet reggae love songs? Well I won’t be there but I’ll be listening for sure.

    And to those who don’t know about jah cure should look him up on youtube. Only Positive vibes. Good choice trust me!

    • Anonymous
      June 10, 2010

      homeboy u need a tap on the shoulder.. tell them about the cure again..

  23. stupz
    June 10, 2010

    I THERE FOR DAMN SURE

  24. tha-one
    June 10, 2010

    stupes!!! we got to do better than this, out of all the possible acts we choose Jah Cure???
    something is terrible wrong with the organizing committee because i remember in years gone by immediately after the inception the festival was very enticing but since the organizing committee brought Elephant Man the festival has become bottom of the barrel..oh well tickets have to sell so that’s they

    • d/can in j/a
      June 11, 2010

      Jah Cure is a bad choice? lol. just lol.

      btw Elephant Man killed it that night and I’m sure he brought one of the biggest crowds in Creole Fest history.

    • stupes
      June 11, 2010

      tha-one…are u really that stupid????

  25. June 10, 2010

    The organizers need to educate the people.it is not Dominica or French speaking language,this is even more than music.It is world creole music festival. Jamaica and the rest of our Carib states are part of it.too many French bands performing anyway.jah cure will spice it up.

    • Jepter
      June 10, 2010

      When we speak of Creole, we speak of us as a caribbean people, i am sure, as we would have otherwise named it the “World Patwa Festival”

      • politbureau
        August 7, 2011

        not `patwa`, kweyol

  26. Back & Neck
    June 10, 2010

    I agree the Jamaicans don’t invite our artist to their festivals why do we insist on bringing them down to DA every year. I do understand though that in order to be competitive and less monotonous we must utilize non Creole musical artists. Must we bring a Jamaican artist every year. If we intend to diversify then what about some New Orleans band – Believe it or not some of these bands could work up some rhythms (UP TEMPO) that people can enjoy – There are some very good African Bands that we can invite that is outside of the regular soukous bands. A salsa or meringue band could be a great idea.

    I ‘d like to see some added dimension to the festival maybe some other performing talent ;maybe a famous magician, stunt artist etc. These added acts could be included thus reducing the monotone of the bands ; particularly those that we see year after year particularly Kassav. No disrespect to Kassav – One of the greatest band ever. Maybe a popular R&B artist could make a difference.

    I must applaud the festival committee for their early planning approach.

    • sadist
      June 10, 2010

      YA —- GOOD THING TO HAVE DURING THE CHANGE OF BANDS AND ARTIST. INSTEAD WE JUST WAITING AND HEAR A CD PLAY

    • Jepter
      June 10, 2010

      Weren’t Marie-Claire and a Nelly Star there only just recently? i think you need to do a little reading.

      • politbureau
        August 7, 2011

        those are also reggae artistes

  27. yes Rasta
    June 10, 2010

    Jah cure is strictly conscious, even love style reggae! Don’t hate!

  28. Irie
    June 10, 2010

    I heard Jah Cure, perform one night at what was fomerly Green Grasshopper, trust me he have some serious conscious vibes. Alot of his music is real lovers reggae, imagine, a pardner of mine go cure without a woman whilst recovering from a massive go-pwell, and trust me he nearly break down when Cure start to sing ‘what am I longing for’…fellas take note….budget for two tickets….to avoid any inconvenience….

  29. PINKALICIOUS
    June 10, 2010

    TICKETS SOLD OUT!!!!

  30. WHATS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE????
    June 10, 2010

    you guys are just so ridiculous!!!

    I can’t believe that people are actually opposing Jah Cure’s performance! Talking about some shitty ass musicians, who is their personal favorite or what they would like the WCMF to be like!

    PEOPLE TICKETS ARE TO BE SOLD!!!! HOTEL ROOMS TO BE FILLED!!!!

    They have to bring artists that are gonna attract a fairly large crowd! Airline tickets are expensive, hotels and rental companies are looking to make their share too, so the event has to be able to attract the outside crowd, allow them to be willing to spend their money on this much anticipated event.

    STOP BEING SO FRIGGIN NEGATIVE AND LET THE PEOPLE TRY DO SOMETHING FOR YALL OWN GOOD!!!!!!

    • d/can in j/a
      June 11, 2010

      co-sign!!

    • chemist
      June 11, 2010

      WIth you on that!!

  31. D/CAN TO THE BONE
    June 10, 2010

    god choice as oppose to sean paul last year . i love jah cure style of music,,, to the show promoters , the just have the be careful of the choices that they are making, we need good lyrics so that our youth may stay focus

  32. yesdred
    June 10, 2010

    People please if you never heard Jahcure’s music please listen to it before you stereotype his music.It’s not dance hall music it’s conscious reggae.WCMF can not be only creole music (french creole) but has to be a mixture of different creole.Jamaicans dialect is considered their creole as would other places dialect.If we really want to market this show properly we must have good performers like Jah cure to get the volume of people we need.Anyone that thinks they know it can be done without reggae artists or r&b or whatever other music contrary to creole music please let WCMF organizers have the names of the artists.I will ashore you though that it won’t bring the numbers of people we are looking for.Kassav is great,love dem bad,also Carimi and others but people like to mix-up things and generally popular artists in reggae and r&b would be the ones that brings in the numbers.

  33. coyote
    June 10, 2010

    I AGREE *** THE JAMAICANS

  34. sadist
    June 10, 2010

    and remember is drum machine and samplers that producing their tunes for them. thats why when they come to perform live d music is nothing. MAYBE THEY SHOULD PUT RICHIE SPICE INSTEAD. GOOD LYRICS GOOD TUNES and above all he can perform with a live drummer and without a sampler and a drum machine.

  35. June 10, 2010

    Some people still do not understand the creole vibes.It is all about Caribbean African culture and hip hop, blues and jazz can be included.mixture of music, food and cloths.good look for bringing jah cure on board..Soca ,Raggae,Cadance,Bouyon.What more?……………See no heavy metal stop crying…this would rock anyway.

  36. J.P. Bumby
    June 10, 2010

    I’d like to suggest someone who fits the bill – world creole festival you say? Well how bout a little New Orleans Creole – my vote goes to Bruce ‘Sunpie’ Barnes.
    Nothing against reggae artists, and I LOVE reggae, but let’s mix it up with Creole artists from all over the place!

    • Jepter
      June 10, 2010

      Are you for real? How much of money do you think that this artist would bring to the festival? I have looked him up and in my mind, such an act would be suitable for Cultural Gala.

      • d/can in j/a
        June 11, 2010

        Yes my friend Jepter, you’re ON POINT

  37. Anonymous
    June 10, 2010

    He will be in the BVI next weekend.

  38. Dominican to the bone
    June 10, 2010

    I have nothing against Jah Cure personally but I do not think that our World CREOLE Music Festival is the place for a foreign Reggae artist!!! Honestly!! Yet the organizers always want to push one somewhere in the lineup. Complement what Mr. Piper??

    Did you guys forget how SEAN PAUL killed the festival last year?? He figured the festival guys were too disrespectful to ask him a grammy winner to OPEN the night so he retaliated by deliberately booking a last minute flight and then coming in late and what happened? To add insult to injury, he took the stage for himself as if he was the only performer and stayed way over his allocated time. NO ONE dared to pull the plug on him but guess what? The real CREOLE PERFORMERS AND PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT IN A WORLD CREOLE MUSIC FESTIVAL, the highlights of the show had to be CUT to accommodate his selfishness! CREOLE greats like KASSAV AND OLIVER N’GOUMA AND OUR LOCAL BANDS WHO NEED THE SHOWCASING were treated like dirt by the organizers and the plug pulled on them. Half an hour for N’Gouma and about 2 or more hours for SEAN Paul as if it was his show… What the heck?? When will we as Dominicans learn??

    Have we ever heard of Jamaica including a Dominican artist in a Jamaican promotion even once??? Think Piper… use your head. There is a time and place for everything and a reggae artist has no place in a CREOLE MUSIC FESTIVAL. You want Jah Cure… sure…. just invite him to DA another time…

    • son of the soil
      June 10, 2010

      there are many of us who come to dominica for the world creole music vestival and do not want to listen to zouck music only. take you dictionary and look up the meaning of creole what do you get. jamicans have there creole hatians and other caribbean island have there creole so if you do not want any other artiste but zouck then change the name of the festival

    • Anonymous
      June 10, 2010

      What you rambling about?

  39. go jah cure
    June 10, 2010

    So excited!!

  40. tily
    June 10, 2010

    sir very good choice of reggae artist, hope u continue to impress the fans wih your choice of performers this year.

  41. Dominican
    June 10, 2010

    Woohooo!!!! Yippee!!!!! Finally!! And with Young Bull outta the picture the tickets might actually be reasonable!!

  42. possie
    June 10, 2010

    Why does it always have to be a jamaican headlining our **read the name ** world CREOLE MUSIC festival not jamaican reggae noise making pull up music festival when will we ever learn and we still support it and go

    • BB
      June 10, 2010

      Jah Cure is not a DanceHall artiste as you seem to infer by your comment. Keep an open mind, if you may.

    • Homeboy
      June 10, 2010

      Possie Jamaica is part of the Caribbean creole culture. Do some research and analyse things before you speak, write and react..Have you heard Jah Cure’s music? Listen to it then get back to me.

      • Ringer
        June 11, 2010

        CARI-FUSION-FEST. That should be the name of the festival

    • Rita
      June 11, 2010

      Possie what!!! Jah Cure is a very good artiste and I will be coming down from the UK to see him. Very good advertisement will surely see this years celebration to be one of the greatest. We are so longing to have him in concert up here.

    • LovelyDominica
      June 11, 2010

      Possie!!!! Possie!!! Possie!! which Planet did you come from because it’s obvious it’s not earth. You said it will when you quoted “WORLD CREOLE MUSIC FESTIVAL” did you understand your own quote? AND I stress WORLD eh not Dominica. And though I have never been to the music festival hmm this year I will definitely make a point of being there. I named my first baby after the man…he has talent.

      AND by the way Every country in the world have their own creole dialect….You cannot be from this planet and even on the planet where you come from I’m sure there is some sort of Creole dialect going on….Come back to earth will you?!!!

      • Ringer
        June 11, 2010

        ONLY BLACK ARTIST PERFORMING. that is only black caribbean, so it should not be called world.

        CARI-FUSION-FEST!! again people

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