WCK, Asa Banton on WCMF lineup; officials silent on Fanatik complaints

wckAmidst recent complaints by Fanatik band leader and local musician, Cornel Phillip, that his band was not receiving an opportunity to perform at the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF), organizers have released  the names of three new acts for the 2013 lineup.

Patrons can now expect the likes of Asa Bantan, WCK and Rising Stars Kross Vybes as part of the 17th edition of the WCMF.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday morning, Wadix Charles, chairman of the band selection committee, revealed that Asa Bantan is expected to rock the crowd on the first night of the event.

Pioneers of Bouyon music, WCK, will set the stage ablaze on Saturday night. Newcomers on the Bouyon scene, Kross Vybes, will assist in bringing the curtains down on the three-night event on the Sunday night.

Concerning the complaints by Phillip, CEO of Discover Dominica Authority Collin Piper stated, “I do not want to comment on that.”

However, he noted that performers are included on the lineup based on a set criteria.

“The criteria involves a number of things like the body of work of a band, how relevant they are in terms of their current music, when was the last time that they had some kind of regional hit, how promotable they are meaning that if we push them in St Lucia or Haiti or wherever that they will engender a lot of hype about the festival. It also comes down to things like performances, travel, amongst other things,” Piper explained.

He pointed out that in March a band selection committee was established to put together terms of reference for how the band selection would be governed. “We started with a funnel that was very wide and included all bands and as we looked at the bands based on the criteria that we had put forth…. a number of them had to be eliminated,” he said.

Piper pointed out further that not every band who wishes to be on the lineup will be included since there are fifteen spots to be filled, three of which are a strong push for emerging local artistes and which must include overseas artistes.

Piper indicated that big artistes such as Morgan Heritage, Inida Arie and Tabou Combo have all expressed interest in performing at the festival, however they too had to be turned down because of the criteria.

The World Creole Music Festival will take place from 25th October, 2013 to 27th October, 2013.

Major artistes such as Machel Montano, Kassav, and Busy Signal are expected to perform.

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130 Comments

  1. kiffofthesun
    May 16, 2018

    There is no music -No cd !This is
    ghost music .Illegal sound ,alcoholic strategy .
    We can heard but we can’ t pay ,can’ t buy it .
    Bouyon ,only made for jealous djs .

  2. me
    September 15, 2013

    morgan turn down? hmmmmmmm anyways i remember couple yrs ago wen a band wanted to play thye tld them to go and release an ablum first, they did and they got a spot, i think fantick should release an ablum

  3. man doesn't bribe me
    September 13, 2013

    They should remove Triple kay and put fanatic… Triple band has no respect.

  4. September 12, 2013

    to me somebody tell me delly leave

  5. September 12, 2013

    well i am a die hard wck fan and bouyon lover.butt look this weel i hearing delly leave de band so now who ging and sing 4 dem

  6. Just Blaze
    September 12, 2013

    Them people serious man? Talking about artiste that relevenat and can create a buzz in lucia and haiti and kross vybz on the line up? Machel Montano coming for a third time and India Arie rejected. Piper and the rest good to throw. Thy go right trinidad for that other lady and to me since she dere the fest is more garbage. Not my 120 nuh sorry.

  7. I'mWondering
    September 12, 2013

    Morgan Heritage got turned down?

    Anyways – i think Busy Signa just sealed my fate to Dominica. I love me some BUSY

  8. UDOHREADYET
    September 12, 2013

    I was in high school when bouyon start… we all had keyboards and music alone man was playing in Roseau, Goodwill… no drugs, no rum , no fckries. I’m happy CK still live but people need to listen to that band Xcess Groove!!!! that my friend is a step up. trus me.

  9. LIMINGLUCY
    September 12, 2013

    A band like Fanatik is exactly what Dominica needs at this time, they play everbody music, ALL U DOMINICANS NOT EASY WITH ALL U POLITRICKS..BUT I WILL STILL SUPPORT MY COUNTRY.

  10. concerned domincan
    September 12, 2013

    A criteria for allowing local bands to play at WCMF should be that all bands a registered with The Registry and IRD.. let them pay their taxes tooooo!!!! I’m paying my taxes and I don’t make as much money as them.. one set then!!

  11. Shabin
    September 12, 2013

    Once Asa there, I there!

  12. joogoom
    September 12, 2013

    Triple kay is rubbish but when it comes to activities triple kay first they calling. . . so why if something is rubbish and people call them to make a profit ? kkk jam always jam packed ? rubbish + public turnout (more than execption)= can i get an answer please ?

    • Tyre hit de road
      September 12, 2013

      I think that Triple K, WCK and Midnight, Grooves, and Fanatik should all be in the Line up the. People love those bands. Whats the big deal?

  13. Homeboy
    September 12, 2013

    This WCMF is becoming a waste of time. Let guys like
    Asa Banton and WCK perform at events
    Like CREOLE in the Park. That’s the kind of audience they cater for.
    How do they ever expect this WCMF thing to become international with all that ” clattering, and indecipherable ” sounds from the likes of Triple K, WCK and ASA!

    More artistes from the likes of Africa, France, relevant local artistes is the only way this event called WCMF can become self-sustaining.

  14. Runawayslave
    September 12, 2013

    I doe get that argument that FANATIK have no new materials;Fanatik can play anything,they doe have to have new material like some bands who have songs that people cannot sing.
    Also,I want to draw you people attention to a great band for many years,Bayron Lee and the Dragoners;could anyone tell me one of their original hit song?this is a band like Swinging Stars,they play other peoples music.No disrespect to Swinging Stars;what is swinging stars latest hit?Look we have a Great album,by Fitroy Williams with King Dice in the vocal sportlight;the radio station on island not playing the songs,there are great songs;I have a CD and i play that steady.Fanatik can come with a format of popular songs of Dominica or anything and entertain the crowd,Sye to me can sing the woman Carlyne she is also good,they are getting better,now is the time to support them.All you doe want to push them to go,but when they get going all you want to jump on board?THIS THING IS PERSONAL,it’s CLEAR to SEE.

  15. disappointed
    September 12, 2013

    No disrespect to kross Vybes. Question to Mr Collin Piper you base the selection on criteria and one is reginal hit. Can you tell me what is triple kay reginal hit and kross Vybes and base this on music that making sense and not two lines and chorus and calling that a song. Good decision on WCK but kross Vybes and not Fanatik nonsense.

  16. Juan Pablo
    September 12, 2013

    Do I really want to go to the stadium dressed like a superstar, superstar cologne, “French” champaigne, girls on my side and I am going to listen to some stupid BS music called bouyoun, felllas jumping up, removing shirts, hair uner their arems smelling like crap?

    People people, we deserve better…ban these Dominica Bands…its Creole Festival…sweet , nice slow music, good voice/vocal, good lyrics, nice jazz….its not carnival

    • close to you
      September 14, 2013

      u seem to be 70 yrs

  17. JoJo
    September 12, 2013

    Well, all that has to do with money. These local bands cheaper than overseas artists plus local managers putting some money in their pockets.I’m asking what has KKK got to do with culture and art, or even creole? Next time I waiting till they discount their tickets again before the festival start when they find they short of dry cash just like will happen again this year. You wait and see.

  18. Correction
    September 12, 2013

    Every Fanatik jam I go to, they pretty much sing everybody else’s song. They need their own music so at the festival we can rally say this is OUR music. Locally born and raised.

  19. Ex-worker
    September 12, 2013

    Fair is fair.Fanatik should be the last band to complain. Cornell should not complain.
    Being an ex member of the organization which organizes carnival Fanatik gets paid plenty money
    by the DFC for playing on the road on carnival Mon & Tues when other bands have to seek sponsorship. They bowl out swinging stars to get the queen show for another big money.
    Which means Fanatik gets over $20,000.00 from DFC just around carnival. Stop trying to have
    your cake and eat it. DFC that good for you take your blows. When I had question it allu write me and tell me mind my
    business because I rally for a another band.Also he get his car duty free saying is strictly for band business from the same company I worked for which
    he lashing at. Your ex-partner run out because only you that was benefiting. He too stupid but I guess people make him wise. You and your wife
    you want to benefit alone as you had tell your padner by all nations bar? Learn to be fair for once in your life. I don’t support DFC actions but shut your mouth cause unlike other bands you scoring big from them.I will still take my bump as usual on you in my klubird band next carnival.

    • Right Choice
      September 13, 2013

      ehh behh look it if what I read is true then fanatik scoring big and fanatik want more and more

  20. Triple what!
    September 11, 2013

    Did I just read that he turned down Morgan Heritage and put in Busiy Signal……..no mannnnnn!. Piper just say all you cannot afford them people. Don’t bring no talk there about criteria!

  21. Triple what!
    September 11, 2013

    I hope they remove the Triple K for this band is a disgrace…….cursing out their own fans, calling ppl bullerman…awa!

    • Tyre hit de road
      September 12, 2013

      Triple what, Are you just making that up? I don’t believe that

  22. mav
    September 11, 2013

    Yes Max you making sense and O you to dam ridiculous. who else in Dominica knows more about creole music than wadix…this year is the best line up for the fest for the last 10 years so wadix great job ..I will return to the festival this year after a long time. Fanatic should be rested for real ..apart from carnival where they played calypso and that was superb….They should go and make good original songs ..They made any song this year ? i don’t even know .I will not pay to go and see fanatic on the fest singing people songs…That’s my time to go to the bar. Asa and Wck completes the line up and Kross Vybz need a chance to prove themselves. No bouyon band can’t touch KKK.who have innovated the bouyon .All my friends from Guada coming to the fest to see KKK. Mr. Piper.. Great business sense.
    This fest is the best..Fanatik go and play in citp

  23. ti nom
    September 11, 2013

    cornell is a great musicians but i do not like his bands music, sorry.

    • no name
      September 12, 2013

      he proberly needs to go back to wck

      • huh
        October 26, 2013

        No sir, we dont want him dere

    • Ms Kubuli
      September 12, 2013

      I disagree. Although they mostly perform foreign songs, they put on a GREAT show. I’m all for Fanatik.

  24. criteria
    September 11, 2013

    A Question to collin and dem.
    If lindon was still a member of Fanatik, would they meet the criteria.
    Criteria! CRITERIA?can one of you spell out the criteria for me.Man you people need to grow up.
    A valid statement the man made about Carifesta,you find you want to hold them down for that.

    • Jazzy Jeff
      September 11, 2013

      Boooom Boy I love that question………Dem fellas is pipsqueaks with no backbone

    • Classic
      September 12, 2013

      Why allu including lindon in that ? Isint he the same one cornel put on dno not to conduct business on the band behalf ? lol thats so funny. allu dominicans have kicks.

  25. September 11, 2013

    Wick is the only band we have that represent us .the first band on the line up should be wick then the others.i will be there .i buy my ticket since April

  26. yardie
    September 11, 2013

    after the performance of onyan & fredo they should give these guys a recall along with there own band

  27. Bouyonican
    September 11, 2013

    to not hav WCK and Asa banton on the lineup was pure rubbish..

  28. yardie
    September 11, 2013

    seriously speaking the organizers of this festival must stop recycle wck & kkk becouse for the past five-years those guys haven’t produced a proper album normally when people come here for the festival they always want some latest cds from the top bands on island what is wck & kkk going to offer them for sale the rubbish that they produce year after or the chants

    • Bouyon
      September 12, 2013

      Yardie, when last Kassav produce an album??

      • yardie
        September 13, 2013

        this year and the name of the album is son je

      • Joogoom
        September 13, 2013

        Gasa people cana make album dominica its not worth it in dominica and yess wck has hit songs from last year to this year, what research you aself tlking about ?

    • whisperer
      September 12, 2013

      do your research on WCK and come again broda man….in jams u may hear chants from WCK but you can surely purchse albums from them which is not a disgrace.

      • yardie
        September 12, 2013

        whisperer i am talking bout this present wck they haven’t produce any big hit lately don’t be confuse with the wck of the 90’s

      • huh
        October 26, 2013

        Yardie u really dont know wat u talking about.. it have die hard coming from all over jus to hear either kkk or wck, recent tracks or not they tryin to put bands together for all different music lovers.wats the hit track on kassav latest album?

  29. Naughty Professor
    September 11, 2013

    what de bakes and cheese?? kross vibes and asa? ahh joke that man lolz. all kros vibes singing now is kkk tracks and what asa going and sing? last year rubbish or beff about the new president?

    • Young guy
      September 12, 2013

      But kross vybz has produced 6 singles for the year already…….. so how the singing kkk songs smh

    • anonyA
      September 12, 2013

      i couldn’t have said it better ….

    • joogoom
      September 12, 2013

      correction, these guys has a compilation of their own songs which are not publicised, that is the problem we have in dominica, we dont publisie our own music all we play is other people music. so i understand why you made that comment, do your research, young bands have their own material, but its not aired on the media..

  30. Sir C
    September 11, 2013

    It seems CITP is geting better than WCMF for much less in $$$$$ :-P

  31. US Judge
    September 11, 2013

    I am a Dominican who left DA years ago, but visit frequently. I must say that I love CK and Asa a lot. I support them in backyard parties and bbqs in DA and abroad. However, Fanatik will play some understandable music and give the show some class. At least the grown and sexy, the charismatic and diplomatic people who live on island or are visiting can enjoy their money too. They can have something positive to show and have a reason to return yearly and even bring visitors.

    • Ms Kubuli
      September 12, 2013

      Yes, fanatik have class

    • Kaw W
      September 12, 2013

      Class?
      Do you know that this is a festival?
      I can never pay $120.00 to come and see Fanatik..pa la.
      I heard cornel said on the radio they played last year.
      I attended all three nights and if I had my way I would add Rohe from serenade instead of listening to Sye and Carlyn.
      Fanatik this is not happy hour fort youg.
      this is a world stage.
      If is anything I would make noise for Nassio of Groovers ,Not for Fanatik.
      WCK, KKK ASA all you better step up because I am fed up with all you noise.
      Make a better effort to play music

      • US Judge
        September 13, 2013

        What? Festivals don’t have class? I guess the less traveled wouldn’t know. I know you’ve never been anywhere, but go on youtube and check out the various jazz FESTIVALS around the world.

  32. Extasy
    September 11, 2013

    You all looking for young rising band. there is a band from petiti savanne who sings well.. give them a chance and maybe put them on just before Kassav…

    • onlooker
      September 12, 2013

      very good proposal for next year

    • joogoom
      September 12, 2013

      what they going and play kassav and carimi songs, when those band already on the line up? really how stupid can you be

  33. Reddanger
    September 11, 2013

    WCK band is a noise maker. Not close to music.

    • we did it again
      September 12, 2013

      you mean kkk

    • whisperer
      September 12, 2013

      i think that was meant for kkk

    • carnation
      September 12, 2013

      and what about kkk?

  34. My two cents
    September 11, 2013

    “Piper indicated that big artistes such as Morgan Heritage, Inida Arie and Tabou Combo have all expressed interest in performing at the festival however they too had to be turned down because of the criteria.”

    Seriously Piper?! Think of a better excuse wii pal, that one is a hard pill to swallow.

    • observation
      September 12, 2013

      A very hard pill – Piper, just admit you can’t aford them, we understand. Them names fill any criteria any day of the week, and if for any reason they didn’t you would MAKE one to fit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • saka
      September 18, 2013

      now we know that one was a lie

  35. Alright..
    September 11, 2013

    You turned down India Arie…What the h-e-double hockey sticks are you smoking..I don’t think this can work anymore Mr. Piper, sorry it’s you not me.

  36. vee
    September 11, 2013

    I have taken the decision for some years now, that I will not support WCMF until I see proper and enough involvement of our local talents.
    Nasio Fontaine, Nelly Stharre, Chest Seraphine and his band, etc. If we cannot use the little money we have, that we have invested in our festival, to generate income for ourselves and promote our selves/culture to the visitors, who will do it for us. How many times have you heard our artist perform in Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, USA, or anywhere else….I we are just as good if not better. Money counts, so is high time we use our money to invest in our own local talent.
    I am not supporting nonsense

  37. peter
    September 11, 2013

    is there creole in the park this year? anyone

  38. Cumfreda
    September 11, 2013

    This to me is rubbish why not support local then you all expect folks outside seeing that rubbish to support this festival. Fanatik is every much relevant Colin Piper should be a shame. These people need proper Public Relations handlers cause there PR suck. Not me. I will take my business to Trinidad for Carnival 2014. Shit it so dam expensive to fly into Dominica anyways another reason to sway my vote elsewhere papa not me.

  39. Anonymos
    September 11, 2013

    all those that bad talking bouyoun music shame on you all just because certain things not in yall favour then…. once a year alone you all coming to Dominica either for Fest or Val stupes shut allu mouth man just staying overseas and bad talking the country that alone allu worth

  40. resident
    September 11, 2013

    The criteria placed for the bands does not make sense when you leave out Taboo Combo and to have KKK with their usual noise. Have you listen lately to how they curse their fans in all the noise. Kassav comes every year..Taboo Combo has new songs…Piper should not open his mouth and talk nonsense.

  41. Watch dog
    September 11, 2013

    Piper is not your family business u running, because Lindon not with Fanatik you will not put them on the line up. Every year snice you there your brother coming down as different bands manger, you need to be investigatied.

  42. o
    September 11, 2013

    Wadix chairman of band committee of the WCMF what ajoke Dominica really backward.

    • cece
      September 12, 2013

      Do you know who chose bands at the beginning of the festival?
      WADIX
      Was it backward then? People who were at the first few festivals still say at the beginning was better.
      Stop your personal vendetta on the man.
      He should even be the executive Director for his Knowledge in Creole music.
      This year the line up is the best in years.

    • hate haters
      September 12, 2013

      stop hating. Wadix is maybe the most knowledgeable person in Dominica now when it comes to Creole Music

    • CECIL
      September 12, 2013

      weh weh weh are you living in mars?
      Who is better than Wadix to Chair this committee?
      Who know about Zouk Soukous, Compas, Cadence like Wadix?
      O you should apologize or shut up.

  43. we did it again
    September 11, 2013

    well ck had must be on the line up, people would pay money to come see wck for festival and for carnival i would not put kkk there seeing wat rubbish they had going around with presidental girls they should ban them so they would learn.
    WELL CK FANS ( I GUESS WE DID IT AGAIN)………

    LOVE U WCK BAND

  44. Lance
    September 11, 2013

    What the front door I am cancelling my damn flight
    What the blink WCK I am not buying any ticket
    To hear rubbish let me go to Cuba for my vacation

    • we did it again
      September 11, 2013

      u wont be missed

    • stupes
      September 11, 2013

      and stay cuba……

      • anonyA
        September 12, 2013

        i like that response hahahaha

      • joogoom
        September 12, 2013

        papamet is that self stay cuba

    • Sir C
      September 11, 2013

      U wont b missed!! Cause ppl like u dat cause our events to get a bad name!

  45. REALLY????
    September 11, 2013

    Based on the criteria I do not see what Kross Vybez have met. Their material are of poor and weak lyrical content as well as music. They feed off of WCK and KKK, so really what new and innovative feature can they offer to the festival and marketing the island? Well as a close to Sunday I guess the act before them will be the last band to most.

    • September 11, 2013

      They Have a new female vocalist. that girl can blow fanatik vocalist with her vocal quality in her sleep. Talk about singing. werent u there at RDX.boy that was something else

    • Doctor
      September 11, 2013

      kross vybez is on the fest as a rising star. Is Fanatik a rising star? Fanatik was on the fest last year. they played about 3 times on the same fest. Respect the opportunities the festival committee is creating for young and upcoming acts and stop all that negative talk.

    • Young guy
      September 12, 2013

      u need to listen to Kross vybez music properly………. becus clearly u dont listen

  46. September 11, 2013

    Well Well dominican’s don’t know what they want u don’t know how to please this people……

  47. Juan Pablo
    September 11, 2013

    The beginning of the end of WCMF…..people are not coming to DA in droves to see WCK/Tripple K/Fanatik/ASA Banton and the other pan beating drums.

    So organizers please think of this….People don’t come to WCMF to listen to noise…

    Any one Dominican band is enuff…to much crap music

    • Bouyon
      September 12, 2013

      Juan this is the worst comment of this blog…i’m in Toronto and i’m coming to see WCK cause i and my crew of 10 haven’t seen my boys in action for a while. So when you have nuffin to say, go in a toilet and shut ur mouth

    • Homeboy
      September 12, 2013

      Bien dit mon ami

  48. 2 CuTe
    September 11, 2013

    What about Wyclef , Peace Square , Jah Cure , Beres Harmond , Morgan Heritage,Rihanna

    • TW
      September 11, 2013

      you know what the budget for the festival is?
      Cuz Rihanna Alone taking all

    • My two cents
      September 11, 2013

      I agree with all your suggestions except Rihanna…we must draw the line somewhere

      • anonyA
        September 12, 2013

        so true .i am a rihanna fan but her music is not what the festival is about….line drawn!

  49. T
    September 11, 2013

    Based on a few items he stated from the criteria I understand why fanatik did not make the list. I live here and not one song that’s originally from the band comes to mind. However, I would have included a mixed performance of all the rising artist like mel c, chad astaphans, kross vibeyz,coeb and such and allowed them the opportunity to close the festival on sunday night. They all have their own songs that are regionally known and is doing well on the charts and would make for a great medley of generes

    • criteria
      September 11, 2013

      that make sense;how the stars will rise if they doe get a lift.every country support their rising stars,Dominica always behind.

  50. JoJo
    September 11, 2013

    Shupes man, bought my ticket and after that they change the line-up? Too much cheap bouyon now. Feel cheated. Not next year, they not catching me again.

    • ?
      September 11, 2013

      Change the lineup? All they did was add to it. You can go refill your drink while WCK it performing.

      • JoJo
        September 13, 2013

        Addition is the same as change. If I pay for a cheese sandwich I don’t want one with cheese and pickle and if I pay to fly in a plane with two wings I don’t want them to put me in a plane that have three. Respect to WCK but too much is too much.

  51. k
    September 11, 2013

    wheel and come again? So Kross Vybes meets Mr. Piper’s criteria but Fanatik does not?

    • onlooker
      September 12, 2013

      Kross vybez is with the rising stars Fanatik was there last year they will be back again no stress. Many people and bands has being on and off. Even Jeff Joe of blessed memory

    • joogoom
      September 12, 2013

      tell what new songs fanatic has created for the past couple months, yes fanatic plays very well, but what have they brought to the table for the past couple months, kross vybez on the other hand, has created songs for the past couple of months, i bet you havent even heard about, too much of you like to stick to the old line up everytime, plua you all don’t support your local artiste at all, despite their genre of music, boyoun music is dominican on created music, as much people say bad things, we as the people have to make them and let them know what people want, but instead bad critisim is always the talk in DOMINICA!! we hav so much young talents none are being brought forward for exposure, but ya’ll cry for other band where you have to sell your soul to get them to dominica. shame shame on some dominicans. all other artise in other countries getting opportunites, Dominica alone alone people dosent respect and appreciate their own, when other people from other island take the same thing we create allu all over them.. shame !

  52. W SEE KAY
    September 11, 2013

    WAW all you listening to the heart of the public
    trust me if CK was out I out to
    NO CK NO FESTIVAL
    Well I going to book my ticket to hola down to Dominica ( 2nd homeland ) am a native of Barbados
    It is a shame that that had been left out from the original line up
    WCK is very special.

    • we did it again
      September 11, 2013

      very special

  53. Yes I
    September 11, 2013

    Kross Vybes is included on the WCMF and not Fanatik? Is that what I really read?

  54. T
    September 11, 2013

    I suggest a side stage be included that will be used to showcase other local, maybe smaller or less known, bands/groups in between major performances. We simple set a standard for this acts i.e ensure that they deliver performances of a high quality (assign a committee to evaluate maybe through some sort of run through) and a time limit of course . This will help showcase other acts from the island and also keep a steady flow of music throughout the festival. The festival is our own and we should milk from it all we can in regards to making our musical and performing artists known to the world.

    • REALLY????
      September 11, 2013

      They do have a side stage where they said they will feature at least 8 local bands.

    • Tyre hit de road
      September 12, 2013

      Wow T this is an excellent idea of Up and coming bands performing while the other bands setup that’s a cool way to promote or new local bands Much respect T

  55. south East Voice
    September 11, 2013

    WCK there Now i in that,,,But Base on the criteria i would choose FANATIC over kross Vybes everyday,,Fanatic would Shaw bring down the curtains on the final night in a spectacular way.

  56. eyes wide open
    September 11, 2013

    i strongly believe Fanatik should be given a chance over Asa Bantan reasons why,Asa was there last year why not give the other a chance let the world be the judge i know they are a very good band when it comes to music and perform

    • Jah Fond Cole
      September 11, 2013

      it seems u mad.

      • anonyA
        September 12, 2013

        no jah fond cole it seems that YOU are MAD

    • cece
      September 12, 2013

      Fanatik over Asa Banton?
      You have to be sick or Crazy.
      Cornell is a good musician, but to make noise to be on the festival with fanatik this year is sick.
      What are they going to play? WCK SONGS, OTHER PEOPLE SONGG?
      Same songs like swinging Starz?
      All you forget Swinging Starz was off last year and Fanatik was on.
      This year Starz is on so Fanatik take a rest make a good album Wheel and come back

  57. Anonymous
    September 11, 2013

    Sorry Fanatik, But all i hear are cover songs and none of your own. Maybe you need to start doing original works more often so songs can be identified as your own. I like Fanatik but consider you all a party band and no a band of original works and seller of music.

  58. September 11, 2013

    fanatik please take this criticism positively and work on developing your craft. I saw you guys in anse de mai and honestly the young lady who replaced Carlyn for a few minutes had more stage presence and better vocal quality she was charming and engaging as well. Spend a little more time putting your material together and practice some humility,and maybe just maybe next year you could send in your proposal for performance at wcmf. Just relax and be happy that you guys at least have the opportunity to back up artists during the festival than not work at all.

    • Anonymous
      September 11, 2013

      Amen !! Well said

    • disappointed
      September 12, 2013

      Who replaced Carlyn in Anse de mai magda get ur facts straight.

  59. jas
    September 11, 2013

    Piper men like u can talk nonsense when all u in positions. If one listens to u, seems u out in touch with what going on in the world of music. if what you said is true, what would qualify wck, and kross vybes to be on any stage before the lights of fanatik. WCK and triple standard of music is going down,for you to enjoy a good dance in Dominica now it must be Swinging Stars or Fanatik. please get your facts straight Piper Morgan heritage music or that band performance can never be underated anytime you hear or see them performed. I believe its one of the best line up in a long time, but I strongly belive Fanatik Band should be ahead of WCK, Asa Bantan, Kross Vybes or trippke k

    • Music Lover
      September 11, 2013

      No, i disagree with you. Because Fanatik has no new material. “Wine it” is still the only Fanatik song i know. Maybe not Kross Vybz, but the other bands are relevant. Dominicans care about them. “Triple Kay is rubbish”, but the jams always brase. Fanatik is a good band, but they need to step up. Hopefully this makes them realize that

    • Doctor
      September 11, 2013

      Kross vybz band is here as a rising star act so y cry down the young band

  60. hmmm
    September 11, 2013

    Well Piper that is just BS…on what criteria you turned down India Arie…pray tell!!!!!

    • ???
      September 11, 2013

      I want to know too. India Arie is an international Grammy nominated sensation! Criteria? Pa las, Piper! Come again!

      • say. wha
        September 11, 2013

        Exactly!

  61. hmmm
    September 11, 2013

    is Asa that awesome to be included twice in a row? I guess the LIAT song added to his repertoire made him eligible.

    stupes! rinse and repeat!

    • anonyA
      September 12, 2013

      i concur! asa is pure rubbish im sry to say that about one of our own

      • APACHE
        September 12, 2013

        nobody knows Asa Banton except in dominica

      • Joogoom
        September 13, 2013

        apache u sick in you head man seriously, asa is the only boyoun artise that performed on stage in france, asa performed in sxm between to big bands, kassav and carimi, and too numerous to mention, i think is you that don’t know about asa, do your research, these comments are just personal and ya’ll dont like the man.. no boi i just have to laugh at your comments

  62. grell
    September 11, 2013

    Piper you and Wadix are a waste of time.You guys placed WCK and Asa bc of the pressure from the public.Showcase our local talent.Cornell has been a pioneer of music in DOMINICA,and you guys have no respect for him.Such shame coming from the 2 of you.Fanatik should be on the lineup.Finally pay our local artist what they deserve.I will be visiting and i will sound of.

    • Music Lover
      September 11, 2013

      Cornell was a pionner, but until his new band steps up their game and are active in the music industry… They do not deserve a spot because their founder is a pioneer.

    • Sir C
      September 11, 2013

      Fanatik show b placed over kroz ybez n Asa… Let the two”big” bouyon bands duke it out… Fanatik on the other hand doesnt really play their own material.. so .. maybe the criteria for selection should b made public 8)…. Let kroz vybez n Asa hav CITP!

    • disappointed
      September 12, 2013

      U are so right grell :)

    • anonyA
      September 12, 2013

      asa is good social commentary but not WORLD i repeat WORLD creole music festival

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