Kassav, Marce et Tumpak, First Serenade added to WCMF lineup

Local band First Serenade will be performing at the festival

The Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) has announced the additional bands for the 20th Edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) carded for October 26th to 28th 2018.

The Kassav Band, Marce et Tumpak from Martinique and the First Serenade Band.

The announcement was made by Festivals and Events Manager, Marva Williams at a press conference held at the Prevost Cinemall on Wednesday.

Williams also announced the line-up for the three (3) nights.

“On Friday night we will feature Movado, the Kassav Band, Yemi Alade, Triple Kay International, Klass and the First Serenade Band,” she stated.

She continued, “On Saturday evening, Machel Montano, Asa Banton the Bouyon boss from South City, Zouk all Stars to include Jean Marc Ferdinand, Francky Vincent, Stephane Ravor and Marce et Tumpak.”

Williams added, “On Sunday evening we will feature Chronixx, Kes the Band, Sweet Mickey, Mizik A Nou All Stars to include, our Princess of Song Michele Henderson, Elijah Benoit, Martin Dale Olive, Carlyn XP, Cornell ‘Fingers’ Phillip and the Signal Band.”

Patrons to the festival can purchase tickets online from Wednesday at EC$125/US$46.00 per night or EC325/US$115.00 for season tickets.

Additionally, patrons in Dominica wishing to do early purchase of their season tickets can do so at the office of the Discover Dominica Authority at the Financial Centre in Roseau, or at the upcoming WCMF Reunion Hype activities for only EC$250.00.

The special-priced tickets will only be available for a limited time this year, so patrons are encouraged to do their purchases early.

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18 Comments

  1. Laplaine Observer
    August 30, 2018

    What happened to the Kings Of Cadence? The Midnight Groovers have dedicated their entire musical career promoting Dominican music all around the world. Every year it’s the same struggle to invite them to play at the World Music Creole Festival. They are bringing in all types of bands that’s not associated with creole music, but refuse to showcase our very own Midnight Groovers.

    • Ti Boy
      August 31, 2018

      Doe dig, Groovers been selected a long tome ago, Val not dere anymore thank God. As long as Wadix geh a roll in selection dere will be Groovers. When Natalie Clark was running tings she made sure she had Sakis Lapo Kabwit on the outskirts. Although she was used to street drums in TnT, Sakis killed her every time she hear them. Killer drums.

  2. IBRAHIM BROHIM
    August 30, 2018

    Exile One are the creators of Cadence lypso and as a result the World Creole Music Festival was born. Why is it Exile One cannot be invited to the festival. We have to learn to put our differences aside as it is said music unites people in bringing them together. Come on its not too late, do the right thing

    • Liz M
      September 2, 2018

      Truth dat, put our differences aside. Reminds of when Fela Kuti hated the Nigerian Nat’l government for corruption and in turn they hated him. Only Kassav can bring in more visitors than Exile One. State sponsored hatred is sad and counterproductive.

  3. Calton
    August 30, 2018

    Any VIP tickets this year?

    • Questions
      August 30, 2018

      Yes are there any VIP tickets

  4. The Evangelist!
    August 29, 2018

    I don’t care whether is Kassav, Farine or Zaboka that coming, by now I know I cannot go and buy tickets early to come to Dominica anymore, especially with Skerrit in power and Dominica not enjoying the fruits of a blessed country but that of a cursed land under Skerrit. When September finish and we in the last week in October, I will check the weather channel to see if I can take a chance to buy a ticket

    • Angel
      August 30, 2018

      @The Evangelist…just say you cannot afford it. Not sure why you cannot buy tickets early because I bought mine since last week. Dumb

  5. KID ON THE BLOCK
    August 29, 2018

    I thought Groovers was jamning; What happen?

  6. Yesss Boss
    August 29, 2018

    This line up looks real and solid… Don’t want to many bands for a night to have folks tired from the break between bands.
    One things though, what’s the problem in having local artists and bands make a name for themselves? We must buy local, eat local, think local, support local, cause Dominica at its best is untouchable….
    BTW, support to the person talking bout vip… We need that. Vip, VVip, platinum n so forth. People can pay for there comfort and peace of mind. Vip is not the places reserved for government n other officials only. We can literally buy our way to cop. VVip, platinum n so forth. Give patrons options

  7. can't wait for de festival
    August 29, 2018

    great line up, however, I still think there should be more of our local artist. Let the money stay in Dominica.

    • sam i am
      August 29, 2018

      lol really..so how are u gonna attract the foreigners to full the stadium in order to pay the local artist? really..smh with these ppl.

  8. Heavens to Megatron
    August 29, 2018

    Congratulations to the First Serenade Band. after been out for so long,please show Dominica what the festival should be with clean ORIGINAL BOUYON MUSIC. Let Point michel Representation begin once more

    • Exit, Stage Left
      August 31, 2018

      Ha-ha! Your name made me smile … reminds me of my Snagglepuss viewing days.
      Plus, I, too am looking forward to seeing Serenade this year.

  9. JOHN X
    August 29, 2018

    Is there any VIP apart from the Booths in the top floor of the stadium? An Event of this Magnitude should have such facilities for those who may choose to enjoy a more comforting setting. Just Inquiring for my friends.

  10. casca
    August 29, 2018

    Could not be better than that. A festival without Kassav is no festival at all! Thumbs up to the Festival Committee :-D :lol: :)

  11. Mizik A Nou
    August 29, 2018

    But how Carlyn XP is a part of the Mizik A Nou All Stars? I might be wrong but she was no where in picture back then

    • Music Producer
      August 30, 2018

      8-O The article does not in any fashion, state that Carlyn XP is part of Mizik A Nou All Stars. You need to read that again.

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