Lineup of WCMF 2018 announced

The lineup for the 2018 edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) was announced on Wednesday evening.

The lineup consists of a mix of Reggae, Calypso, Compa, Soca, Bouyon and Zouk.

Two well known Jamaican heavyweights, Chronixx and Mavado, will hit the stage.

Also Machel Montano and Kes the Band are expected to perform.

There will be performances by Zouk artistes such as Zouk All Stars, Franky Vincent, Jean-Marc Ferdinand, Orlane, from Reunion, and Stephane Lavor.

There will be acts from local bands and artistes including Signal Band, Midnight Groovers, Triple Kay International, Carlene XP and Michele Henderson.

Compa acts will come from Sweet Mickey, Klass and Kai.

Yemi Alade from Nigeria will also perform.

WCMF 2017 will take place from October 26 to 28.

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37 Comments

  1. Dj Gemini
    December 4, 2018

    I would gladly Perform for My Country of Birth..The Commonwealth of Dominica…I am From Dominica. Portsmouth Zicack and I am of Africa Descent…. I live in Boston Massachusetts and I am currently in a Gospel Choir…as a Drummer….I am the Artist know as DJ Gemini…..I would gladly Perform music in my Nature Island…..God Bless Dominica…. Aimee Dominique Bon Dieur Aimeious! The Man is right…. yet we are all crying for our Dominica….Let’s put a Hand to rebuild the country….. I will sing for dominica the nature Island anytime….. also King Hurricane is in Chicago with a band…. I think he should be invited to play in The WCMF also along with I Noah from Portsmouth and King Mico also…Dominica has lots of Natural Talent…..We Pray for Our Island and God bless Dominica

    DJ Gemini

  2. Kimi
    June 30, 2018

    Keeeeeeesssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Garvey
    June 29, 2018

    The exclusion of certain artist show how small Island states work, the Gov’t operate with that same small mindset that is why there is no progress.they carry their petty grudges and stifle progress {BIG FISH IN SMALL PONDS}

  4. culturally savvy
    June 29, 2018

    Dominica will celebrate 40 Years of political Independence, as well as, the 20th. edition of the WCMF., yet our top musical icons, EXILE ONE, Nasio Fontaine, Anthony Gussie, and Dominican reggae artists of international acclaim are disallowed to grace the stage and to express their decades of RESILIENCE in the music/cultural field. Those mentioned and others have made and continue to make Dominica proud when they perform regionally and internationally.

    Is DDA, DFC, Gov’t,, so vex with those top, professional artists, Dominican born, that they just won’t bulge, ease up? More Respect and allow those artists to perform. Lest we forget. It was Exile one and Gordon Henderson who created Cadence-Lypso, our own. It was Exile One and other local musicians/bands who popularized the infectious, melodic genre of music.

    Former President of Haiti, ‘Sweet Mickey,’ a strong supporter of “Baby” Doc, Duvalier,, a past dictator of Haiti, (Research) is down to perform instead?

  5. CONCERNED
    June 29, 2018

    where is KALASH AND ROMAIN VIRGO…?

  6. Naturalistic
    June 28, 2018

    Movado should not be on the line up considering the bad publicity himself and his family has been receiving. We shouldn’t encourage these lifestyles and complain when our young men Rob, steal and kill.

  7. Robby
    June 28, 2018

    I thought it was Klass Money I got excited for a second :(

  8. Chess game
    June 28, 2018

    If neither Nassio nor Exile One is in a 40 year independence fest, then something is wrong. Maybe there’s a piper calling the shots.

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2018

      Although it’s a democracy it doesn’t seem like you can show your support for an opposing party and still participate in a government sponsored celebration. I wonder if Triple K etc. perform at a UWP event they will ever be in WCMF again. ??

  9. Karl Orndem
    June 28, 2018

    Why dont they cancel this and focus on rebuilding the country. I wish another storm comes and spoil this whole affair. You people are fool you have work to do, there is a country to build back. all you all want to do is look good smell sweet, party party party, but many of you dont even have a roof much less for a place of your own, the road you drive and walk on is lke a river bed, the bridge you used to cross is no more. We have no priorities except good time, that is why we will always stay behind.

    • Da girl
      June 29, 2018

      In case you didn’t know, this festival is not just about putting on a show. It’s about creating economic activity. Guesthoue and hotel rental, vehicle rentals, restaurants,, boutiques, market vendors for the coconut water and fresh souse, even the little fellas by the supermarkets waiting to carry bags. Taxi and tour operators, bars…the list goes on. So holding this show is a form of rebuilding. So many people depend on events like these to make a bread and butter money, pay bills etc. And for you to wish another storm comes is treasonous…wicked person. Haven’t we suffered enough? You must be one of those with concrete roof and who benefit from all the relief on temps..either that or you don’t live here..

    • out of south city
      June 30, 2018

      That is an ignorant comment. So just because there is work to do does that mean we have to stop having some fun? The WCMF is not year round so we can enjoy ourselves. I understand that our other artists should be participating but we should not isolate ourselves from having a good time.

      PEACE

    • mine
      July 1, 2018

      Be careful what you wish for. I can recalled some called the radio and said that Erica should DA not Antigua see what Maria did to DA a month later. Evil minded people.

      • mine
        July 1, 2018

        It was Erma not Erica

  10. DA fails
    June 28, 2018

    Don’t let this distract you from de fact that Karmala and her husband leave DA and living in Newyork now. :lol: #LaborPower #LeaveDumbnicansInMiseh

    • Chess game
      June 28, 2018

      Off topic, can’t they ‘live’ wherever they want?

    • J4R
      June 29, 2018

      USA the land of terrorism..USA land of school shootings….. Leave me in Dominica

      • DA fails
        June 29, 2018

        Only reason why guns are not in Dominica is because it’s an undeveloped nation, only de government officials and police that have guns because they always overseas :twisted:

  11. people
    June 28, 2018

    why Nasio Fountain doesn’t perform, i mean his music is very great, why tho..hmmmm

  12. Me
    June 28, 2018

    Sorry, this is money for old rope.

  13. marie-claire R Skerrit
    June 28, 2018

    whooooooooooooos let me get my jet and outfits together tan

  14. zandoli
    June 28, 2018

    Immediately upon see this, I went online to see what flight were available from my location to DA. The return flight is good, but the best I could get was a 25 hour duration of my trip to Dominica (over-nighting in Barbados). I have friends in Barbados who would be more than happy to accommodate me there, but I just want to get to my destination. The idea of leaving the airport to return the next day to catch a flight is not a very attractive option for me.

    I will keep looking hoping the Dominican authorities can arrange with LIAT to allow for same day arrivals into Dominica. That last flight out of Barbados at 1:45 pm would ensure I spend the night in B’dos. I am not doing that.

    • DA fails
      June 28, 2018

      You leave Dominica too? You always talkin as if is DA you living :lol:

      • zandoli
        June 28, 2018

        Perhaps you can point to one of my post where I gave the impression I lived in DA. :-?

      • Chess game
        June 28, 2018

        Oops, you caught that one. ..just like Francisco always says he is/was an engineer etc.

  15. watchdog
    June 28, 2018

    Yes Dominica…….Sewo still…… Tarps still on houses. Places still don’t have electricity. More than half the country has no access to broadband or Tv services. SMH….

    Sewo still………

    • neutral
      October 28, 2018

      “sewo still”

      does it hurt to criticize less? apart from sewoing still, doesn’t this whole event bring in revenue and exposure, like Dominica needs?

  16. jamie
    June 28, 2018

    Great Lineup,but we are bringing in 2 Jamaican ARTIST,yet again our own son of the soil NASIO not included.Ten years have passed since we last saw Nasio.

    • Music Producer
      July 2, 2018

      Why would they add Nasio to the line up? – since he called the GUVMENT ministers out for doing really bad things to under aged girls in Dominica, he will be perpetually shunned by Labah!

  17. My opinion NOT yours
    June 28, 2018

    Don’t know if I can’t read but Kalash name isn’t on the line up

  18. June 28, 2018

    I dont like WCMF 2018 lineup,I am not impress with the internation artists,

    • zandoli
      June 28, 2018

      It is very simple. If you don’t like the lineup, don’t attend.

      • DA fails
        June 28, 2018

        sometimes you gotta let ppl know how you feel :lol:

  19. Musician
    June 27, 2018

    The persecution, casting aside of the most famous band and musical icon DA has ever produced, Exile One and Gordon Henderson, respectively, continues. We should remember always that those Dominican artists are the creators of our internationally acclaimed music, Cadence-Lypso.

    Francophone countries, Reunion, Seychelles, Martinique, Guadeloupe and others have embraced the Dominican music and the musicians. Exile One is invited to perform and awarded contracts overseas, but it seems plain that dem VEX with Gordon and Exile One.

    Of course, overseas bands and musicians must be welcomed and should be invited, but what wickedness is that to our own? So most of the $$$$ going away, outside?

    Isn’t EXILE ONE competent and professional enough to grace the WCMF stage?

    Why that foolish, prolonged, keeping- EXILE ONE- out of such National cultural event like the WCMF? Yet all kinds of foreigners are awarded jobs in construction, services, selling passports, etc?

  20. Jay
    June 27, 2018

    Kalash is not on the poster but in the article, I’m confused?

    • VALUE 4 MONEY
      June 28, 2018

      Read baby Read..Klass is not Kalash..seems u went to school in the dark.

  21. June 27, 2018

    TBH I feel like it’s missing something….

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