UPDATE: Mavado out, Cecile in at WCMF

Movado will not be performing at the WCMF
Mavado will not be performing at the WCMF:

Just one day before the annual World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) is set to kick off, the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) has announced that one of the major acts will not be hitting the stage.

Chairman of DFC, Colin Piper said at a press conference on Thursday that Mavoda is out due to “unforeseen travel issue.”

He will be replaced by Jamaican artiste, Cecile.

“Their management was only made aware of this recently and since then they have been trying their utmost best to make it possible, but unfortunately without success,” Piper said. “And so upon hearing that news in light of that information DFC has worked to find an artiste from the same genre that we feel will add diversity to the festival while ensuring a great performance from the reggae genre. That artiste is none other than Cecile.”

Additionally, he said, all logistics have been put in place and Cecile will be performing on Sunday night at the WCMF.

Cecile will be replacing Movado
Cecile will be replacing Mavado

“This obviously was something that was unforeseen, but it is something that we try to have a contingency plan for and so we were able to work with some of the agents that we had in place to get some ideas,” he stated.

In terms of funds already paid to the Mavado, Piper said, “We have recouped funds and that happened quickly and speedily, so the deposits that were paid was in fact reimburse, so that’s not an issue.”

He stated that all acts for the festival “remain as it is.”

Meanwhile Piper said, the First Serenade Band will be added to the Sunday night lineup at the festival.

This, he said, “will serve to supplement the Cadence and the Bouyon genre for Sunday night.”

Cecile will be performing in the United States on Friday, however she will arrive in Dominica on a WINAIR flight at 5:00 pm on Sunday to perform later that night.

Her back up musicians will be in Dominica on Saturday, according to Piper.

Recently, Nigerian group Flavour was axed from the festival due to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease scare.

“I think we acted on the best information that we had at this time and reacted in the best interest of the country,” Piper said.

The WCMF kicks off on Friday, October 24.

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74 Comments

  1. Osanna Mowanga
    October 25, 2014

    i really hope it flop, I hope rain just wash it away.
    all you Dominicans not easy. Time to bring in Lazo.

  2. starboy
    October 25, 2014

    The world Creyole Music Festival line up is a good line up. Every year they would bring someone that have nothing creyole in them. I remember whoever that organise the World creyole music festival, One year we had ELEPHANT MAN AND ONE YEAR WE HAD WYCLEF.None of them hav anything creyole in them so what is wrong wit movado. Before choosing MOVADO we all knew wat kind of songs movado singing, so y d problem now. They should select the songs they want him to sing and leave dominicans enjoy theirmovado. I miss creyole festival this year due to work but next year i will not be missing it. I love that time of the year. Next year i will be booking my ticket early for travel.. dominicans enjoy to the max

  3. Anonymous
    October 25, 2014

    The funny thing is when young talented educated and qualified people applied for the position of Event Coordinator for the DFC to breath some new life and ideas into the many festivals of our country, they were not even given an interview because instead they gave the position to the secretary. So this to me is no surprise. Puppets at play can never rise above the hands holding the strings. It’s all a game of politics and power.

  4. Cabral
    October 24, 2014

    Well our dream come true… :lol: :lol: :lol:

  5. Natural Living
    October 24, 2014

    so you got your deposit back…but what about us who paid to see movado…are you going to pay me back….
    Chronixx should have been the artist to come in the first place…Cecile has no music…poor choice

  6. Visionary
    October 24, 2014

    From the time this Piper dude became the Chairman of the Festival Commission, everything seem to be going wrong. First, he created a total mess in the arrangement of the Creole Festival, and independent activities this year, by giving priority to some French holiday, over our culture and Independence. Who does that?, then he refused to acknowledged the dangers the Nigerian band was posing to the health, and safety of the Dominican public, and now major acts are cancelling because of his lack of foresight, and negotiating skills. He has made mention to being concerned about the best interest of Dominicans in every one of his speeches, while doing the direct opposite. Because of you ineptness, lack of ability to properly execute your duties, and gross negligence to the well being of the citizens of this country, your immediate resignation is what’s in the best interest of the Dominican public right now.

  7. Anonymous
    October 24, 2014

    DFC knew from the beginning that Mavado wasn’t going to be there but to boos their ticket sales they push that line up. Good for DFC and their supporters there are so many local bands that are left behind and replace by imported bands, at the end of the day DFC will be complaining they didn’t make any profit to pay the local bands who they think they fooling. It is time for some fresh minds to organize the festival Piper and Wadix is killing the excitement.

    • indeed
      October 25, 2014

      I note also, that the flyer I have does not list Movado in the lineup, strange eh!

  8. SS
    October 24, 2014

    Think Tanya Stephens would have been a more appreciated replacement….

  9. October 24, 2014

    first they change the date now one of the artist one day before the event. Are these people serious,why does everything in Dominica have to be mediocre?

  10. Lawyer
    October 23, 2014

    Cecile is just fine. God knows we didnt need any gangSTAR to pollute the environment more.

  11. October 23, 2014

    Mavado did the same thing in BVI and Guyana. They need to ban him. He has no respect for people’s shows

  12. Confidence
    October 23, 2014

    I am so happy that demon not performing……Dominica don’t need that extra one……..

  13. BMB
    October 23, 2014

    I’m NOT surprised that the WCMF is getting weaker year by year. Just listen to the DFC Boss in any given interview. Close your eyes and you’d think you were listening to an OBITUARY at a funeral. I think he should bring down the curtain on the last night as a ‘Guest Performer’. Send ppl to sleep SMH..!

  14. mornepatat
    October 23, 2014

    Nothing creole in Movado…what was he bringing anyway. His ads are dispicable…half naked women whinning…,,,no respect for women. No big loss!!!!!

  15. taw
    October 23, 2014

    Stupes dats nonsense I was going festival Sunday especially to see d gully y I can’t we get money back na

  16. Anonymous
    October 23, 2014

    Stupes really I was going fest Sunday night especially to see d gully I buy ticket already have no interest dats nonsense y I can’t i get my money back na :(

  17. Anonymous
    October 23, 2014

    Some of these comments. The man work everyday till he reach to his goal.. So he glad I actually think That people get the misconception that fame and success come easy..
    success is a blessing and a curse. People hate you. Coming for yours. You get worried its stress. Friends go away or change everyone becomes business savvy want theirs but from u

  18. 1979
    October 23, 2014

    I read some comments here about movado. And honestly, some of these Neanderthals make me ashamed to say I am from the same place with some of U . REALLY PEOPLE no suprise we are where we are as a society. U are yall a bunch of dictators it would seem. Who the HELL are u all to be so judgemental about another human being. What gives yalls self righteous opinions so much urgh… want to force Stinklllllling opinion on other FREEEEEE thinking individuals…..allu church every sunday and allu have married man sleeping with whole week. And sleepin with people underage children…allllluu doesnt see fit to talk about that??? Hypo~pious saps…..I have it for allu Hyippocrates. Allu doe have sin????????? UHHHHHHHHHH????

    • 1979
      October 23, 2014

      Judgement is for GOD!!! I never know God used to post on DNO ?????? Judging others is a SIN too….A of u havent even listen to an entire mavado album. Yet u have formed an opinion..jus shows any idiot can have a computer and comment…same way we does just look at each other and without even knowing a person. We jus figure we donr like the person……yall sicckkkkkkkkk

  19. Mahaut talk roro
    October 23, 2014

    Good that’s for WCK treatment

  20. Producer
    October 23, 2014

    :-x 8-O :oops: Man, what a waste 8-O

  21. hmmmmmmm
    October 23, 2014

    dfc just kill the fest….cecile of all people, everybody wanted to see Movado.

  22. Derick Gonsalves
    October 23, 2014

    The dfc has totally lost its relevance sad to say in dominica…..it is apparently a direct result of the fact that it is run by the waste of time dda. Stupes what rubbish travel problems?? Stupes

  23. Spotter
    October 23, 2014

    But i thought it was World Creole Music Festival? Creole Music!!!

  24. The Truth hurts
    October 23, 2014

    Lol….haha haha take that!!!! Brappp

  25. truth
    October 23, 2014

    dats soo crazy forecast shows bad weather for the weekend , what if the landing is impossible who’s gonna replace her . Dominica dont have the infrastructure fro these last minute decisions , lets jus hope she make it to dominica

  26. pc
    October 23, 2014

    I won’t miss him 8) :lol:

    • 1979
      October 23, 2014

      The world know movado???? Who tf know you??????? If u die u wont even make a blip on the radar….go die slow Hater##!#

  27. the one
    October 23, 2014

    sseason ticket on sale.. nonsense that there

  28. SMDH
    October 23, 2014

    look nonesense in thaT country we. no boy i goin and sell my ticket or a refund. Movoda i wanted to see.whats the reason DFC for such terible NEWS

  29. bomboclat
    October 23, 2014

    That show not good…..only for the ladies

    • The Facts
      October 23, 2014

      Try attending. You might like it. :lol:

  30. October 23, 2014

    Something is not adding up. One day before you make that announcement I smell some BS

  31. October 23, 2014

    Yes Cecile come mash it up! Movado is so overrated and boastful. This is a young man who likes to show off his bling and act like he is an American Rap Star! Because he has a few collaboes with Nicki Minaj, Ace Hood , Jay-Z and others he thinks he is somebody! It is good that the Committee decided to reject him as he is not much better than Tommy Lee Sparta when it comes to negatively influencing the youths! Good riddance! Quite frankly, why do we need (male) artists from Jamaica in our festival anyway? Jamaican men are so violent and aggressive! They should be kept out of our peaceful Island. Bye Movado! Dominica does not want you buddy! LOL

    • truth
      October 23, 2014

      when movado was in his struggles he got recognition from Dominica , so today he is a big artiste based in the US now why should you say he is boastful … he worked to be where he is right now so let the man enjoy himself .. i see ur comment as nothing but hate

    • Anonymous
      October 23, 2014

      what does tommy lee have to do with that stupes

    • OMMFG!!
      October 23, 2014

      boyyyy! you sound like one hater. To the Jamaicans reading this comment above from Trubble Sum, please excuse her ignorance as this does not reflect the attitude towards jamaicans or your male artists. We do welcome your artists and the majority of Dominican youth enjoy the music that comes from Jamaica.

  32. Tapir
    October 23, 2014

    Yes best thing that ever happened IM SO HAPPY! :mrgreen:

  33. TurnDown
    October 23, 2014

    WDMA na!! :-x …season ticket on sale!! Very cheap!

  34. only in domininca
    October 23, 2014

    so after i buy a season ticket just to go saturday and sunday no mavado , where can i get my money back for false advertisement? dfc

  35. OMMFG!!
    October 23, 2014

    Are you people effin kidding me? do these people who make these selections even know anything about reggae or dancehall? There are soooo many other more talented artists out with popular songs even over Cecile. When was the last time she made a hit, even in the Caribbean? WHO THE HELL ARE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THESE SELECTIONS??? And to the person who said she is a better choice than mavado you just as dumb. clearly you are one of those people who enjoy nursery rhyme basic abc lyrical compositions. Cecile isn’t an artiste. She just sings songs about love/ relationships that have no depth. Either that or songs about man or other women who she think she better than. She cant perform. Her voice is annoying after a while. Take what you can afford i guess. Left up to me to me id just save my money n leave Cecile where she is.

  36. disappointed
    October 23, 2014

    big lost DFC needs to wake up . what about the people that bought their tickets just to see Movado and only a day notice think you all knew all along WCMF is getting worst every year .

  37. Morihei Ueshiba
    October 23, 2014

    Shoots DFC i want my refund now look crap

  38. dognotnice
    October 23, 2014

    lol so salt on dominica dat s i dont trust de people in authority

  39. i must speak
    October 23, 2014

    alas!!! i feel for cecile!!

  40. Anonymous
    October 23, 2014

    Travel issues?…really…..ears are open

  41. alroy
    October 23, 2014

    wonder if the churches got their way, heard a particular Pastor speaking about that said artist Movado a few weeks back.

    maybe the Government and DFC where cornered?

    remember the Government wants sympathy votes even with the deceased too..so them go look to try anything to please a forceful so call religious society…

  42. dognotnice
    October 23, 2014

    lol dominica can host big events at all nah

  43. Big Bottom
    October 23, 2014

    Aa what i hearing there na, so i not going and wine my big bottom on mavado songs then, best all you had bring popcaan instead of cecil, when last did she had a hit song????

    • Anonymous
      October 23, 2014

      Poppy woulda been a better choice for real

    • blingring
      October 24, 2014

      Popcann or konshens…sigh, what a dread fest :(

  44. Anonymous
    October 23, 2014

    thats non sense..sigh so wanted to see movado

  45. Dreaded Rasta
    October 23, 2014

    for how the young people wanted Movado while there nick cut off boy look things for that festival is best they did not have any festival this time around while on a next hand P.M kill it so we going Mavill Hall the P.M say is there the festival is

    • dognotnice
      October 23, 2014

      lol hahaha dominicans love dere ups n down dey love de circus

  46. Anonymous
    October 23, 2014

    Sorry gangstarz, Movado is overrated. Surely not a loss to Dominica.

    • OMMFG!!
      October 23, 2014

      But yet sill more rated than Cecile by far. That goes to show how non rated she is. NON-Rated…not even a rated G. Even Tammy Chin is a muuuuuuuuuuuch better choice if its a female you want. Or her sister. or Jah9 (jah-nine), or Hempress Sativa. Id even take Michelle Henderson again and again over Cecile.

  47. hmmmm
    October 23, 2014

    World Creole Music Festival is getting WORST every year. The DFC needs younger and more vibrant people on its board and team. This is just Sad. CECILE? I mean come on. And only the day before? No MAN

    • Anonymous
      October 24, 2014

      cecile ight but I am still aint going. A little kasav could be better

  48. getto yout
    October 23, 2014

    smfh dominica is just pure waste :-?

    • dognotnice
      October 23, 2014

      it good so dominica getto youths will see de government n de other pple dont like dem as much as they say

    • Belle
      October 23, 2014

      How that is Dominica fault? Ah zeh zeh?

  49. smh
    October 23, 2014

    That is a huge disappointment. Surely someone better than Cecile could’ve been picked. She isn’t popular anymore!!!!

  50. Spicy
    October 23, 2014

    Greatttt even better!!

  51. hmm
    October 23, 2014

    A much better choice over Movado

  52. Apple
    October 23, 2014

    Whow what a waste world creole fading

  53. street side
    October 23, 2014

    this WCMF IS Questionable? you don’t feel the hype AT ALL.

    the promo for 200 box season ticket in Sep didn’t crunch it’s goals that tells u something,

    the Ebola death sickening issues is a factor plus the economy of Dominica is “DEAD”

    The opposite is done as usual in Dominica WCMF first then Trying to rename a low standard facility a budget of over qtr of a million dollars for the ceremony, Lime Creole in The PARK starting after the WCMF tells the story…

    will not attend any events for the season..

    • Miss b
      October 23, 2014

      Sorry STREET SIDE no one is gonna miss you boo so go take several seats… 8-O

      • Titiwi
        October 23, 2014

        And all you getting free tickets from Skerrit to vote labour. Chupes that is not music festival again but a party blocko.

    • OMMFG!!
      October 23, 2014

      padna thats the truth. The day before the festival and there is no hype, no buildup no nothing. People walking around roseau aimless like they looking for something. They say the remaning of the airport is to boycott independence (utter rubbish). It wont.

    • bomboclat
      October 23, 2014

      @titiwi where that coming in? You want skerrit man?

  54. justice
    October 23, 2014

    Well that’s sad because Cecile is not too great when it comes to performing live…maybe she might suprise us this time..who knows

  55. bigtymerz
    October 23, 2014

    yes sa!! one day before!! what a thing!

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