Upcoming artistes to get exposure at WCMF

Natalie Clarke-Meade

Eight upcoming artistes in Dominica will receive a chance to perform at the 17th edition of the World Creole Music Festival where they just might be spotted by international talent scouts.

Events Director at the Dominica Festival Committee, Nathalie Clarke, said this initiative was brought about as a way of creating an avenue for these artistes to perform and get exposure.

“There is so much talent on this island. There are eight rising bands that were identified they are groups of young artists from 365 MMP, from Q95 groups, people who are just around in the villages and don’t get the chance to shine anywhere,” she said. “We decided this year to give them some exposure to agents who come down with the big headline artistes and persons who come looking in the island for talent.”

The artists are expected to perform during intermissions, nightly openings and at the after parties.

“Who is to say that another rising star cannot come from this region?” Clarke stated. “It is a space that we are giving to artists and bands to be found.”

She urged the artiste to make the best of the opportunity.

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  1. word up
    September 22, 2013

    I think this is rubbish there are a lot of local artist who have pushed and worked their way into becoming near household names for example ColtonT , FGP, CHOEB, Asher Thomas , MelC etc .. artist who have used and social media and youtube to gain large amounts of support. And your telling me 365 artists get to perform when, members of that group release music videos that cant get 2000 views. But other artist like Colton, FGP, CHOEB have multiple videos with 20,000+ views.

  2. man
    September 19, 2013

    I think this is a brilliant idea and applaud Ms. Clarke. My question though is how was the selection process done? Apart from 365 artists and Q-talent there are lots more of those talents out there looking for a squeeze through to be seen.

  3. kallinegro
    September 19, 2013

    so who is dem ppl dat performing? and how were dey selected?

  4. Diehard171
    September 19, 2013

    I think its great that team 365 getting to perform at wcmf.. But what about the other young individuals out there that are also trying to make it big. Why doesnt our own leaders and the people in charge of these events get more local artist to perform? People are really getting tired of seeing the same old every year, and dont get me wrong i love my festival but is about time to start promoting our own selves instead of paying for other artists from overseas and son on… We “Dominica” started this event and it should mainly be about us and alot of people trtavel to dominica just for this event.. Time for us to start letting our young individuals with talent to start showin them off!

    • barbie
      September 19, 2013

      Yes but this is a world creole music festival..I don’t want to see only local bands pa la ..local cant even get people on their own at their gifs ..Is on the festival they will attract regional and French people ?….madness
      a few is ok but I am not paying to come and see local with the same old same old..pa la

  5. Tyre hit de road
    September 19, 2013

    Excellent Idea

  6. T
    September 19, 2013

    Excellent and maybe next year the number can go from 8 to 12 rising acts.

  7. grell
    September 19, 2013

    where is fanatik

  8. Joker???
    September 19, 2013

    Very good initiative… Young artist like Mel-C should be given an opportunity… I think she will turn out as great as Michele Henderson!

  9. "O" STRESS"
    September 18, 2013

    Good idea no problems with that, they might be our next generation of musicians waiting to exhale. Miss Nathalie Clark and her team have done a great job full credit to the whole team.

  10. JoJo
    September 18, 2013

    I glad for these people but I wonder if they have to pay the WCMF or the other way round. Shupes man, what I payy my $325 for. An amateur show?

    • honesty
      September 19, 2013

      you are one of those ppl who should just shut up. mayb u had a rough childhood. mayb u just dont kno how to appreciate the good deeds of others. or mayb u are just a jealous person who probly tried to mke it in life and didnt. BUT thats no reason to b soo mean. Give your life to christ. Good luck to the rising stars. Shine Bright.

      • barbie
        September 19, 2013

        Its true ..I am not paying my 325 to see local bands…no way in hell. how many of them can bring in 25 people ….very few if any

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