Michele Henderson among ‘warm ups’ to creole jazz festival

Michele Henderson

Organisers say this year’s creole jazz festival is being preceded by a number of fringe “warm up” events at several local properties around the island.

One of the island’s best, Michele Henderson, will feature as the headline act at one of the so-called warm up acts at the Belles-located River Stone Bar and Grill.

Dubbed an authentically Dominica Riverside Jazz Lime, the Saturday May 26 event is expected to highlight both jazz and creole.

According to the organisers, performance poet and drummer Ras Mo will showcase his Creole and English language poetry, fused with jazz influences, led by Quanti Bomani on saxophone.

Quanti, originally from Queens, New York, is now resident in Mero, Dominica, and has brought “his tremendous tone and talent to the local music scene”.

Michele Henderson, Dominica’s own Creole Jazz queen, will headline the event, with her own fusions and interpretations, of Creole styles and of well known Jazz standards.

The main festival, being held on May 27 at the Cabrits at Portsmouth, is in its third consecutive year, and is produced by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA).

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13 Comments

  1. Nudibranch
    February 28, 2013

    Surely she should be a headliner and the old lady should be a warm up

  2. My 2 Cents
    May 22, 2012

    :wink:

  3. watt la
    May 22, 2012

    The cultural capital is proud of you and we wish you well in every thing thing you do.

  4. Anonymous
    May 21, 2012

    u go girl this is the henderson’s talent hats off great job.we all love u nichele,

  5. lol
    May 21, 2012

    DNO do a better job at writing please.. What do you call one of the “so-called” warm up jams? Jeeez man

  6. bass player
    May 21, 2012

    lol maybe the organizers of the main event not doing there job. not our fault they stole it and still cannot run it properly.

  7. My2Sense
    May 21, 2012

    Great job and good luck.

    • sss
      May 21, 2012

      nice….way to go! DA need this type of things!

  8. Edward Dixon
    May 21, 2012

    like seriously???? you highlighting a fringe event and putting the headline event in your last paragraph? thought it should have been the other way around

    • DA2BK
      May 21, 2012

      Maybe because the article was specifically about the “fringe event.” OK so you never heard of the “Creole Jazz Festival” before…but don’t blame the article for that.

      My DA people amaze me. All you people just want to
      be are critics and cynics.

    • citizen
      May 21, 2012

      jesus why allu always look at the negative

    • antedote for fools
      May 21, 2012

      Sort of senseless comment here. Apparently Mr Dixon you didn’t think before writing. The article is not highlighting the fringe event over the main one.

    • Anonymous
      May 21, 2012

      ever heard of chronology

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