WCMF 2016 line-up announced

A scene from WCMF 2014
A scene from WCMF 2014

After a one-year absence, the World Creole Music Festival is back and the line-up for 2016 edition was announced at the media launch on Wednesday evening at the Anchorage Hotel.

The line-up consists of a mix of Zouk, Compa, Soca, Bouyon, Afro Beat, Calypso and Reggae and Rap.

There will be performances from Zouk artistes such as Dede Saint Prix and Grand Merchant Zouk (featuring Kassav band members).

Reggae heavy weight Morgan Heritage and dancehall star Popcaan from Jamaica will perform.

Performances will come from Kes the Band from Trinidad, Mr. Killa from Grenada, Kreole La and T-Mickey from Haiti and Timaya from Nigeria.

Also hitting the stage will American rapper and singer Akon and Wyclef Jean, Haitian rapper, singer, and songwriter.

Local groups and artistes such as Triple Kay Global, WCK, Original Bouyon Pioneers, Ophelia Marie, Breve and More, Midnight Groovers, Extasy Band, Michele Henderson and Asa Banton are expected to perform.

WCMF 2016 will take place from October 28 to 30.

WCMF 2015 did not take place due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika in late August.

The full line-up is below.

Night one:
Timaya
Midnight Groovers
Original Bouyon Pioneers
Kreole La
Grand Merchant de Zouk
Popcaan
Triple Kay Global

Night two:
Extasy Band
Dede Saint Prix
Ophelia Marie
Kes the Band
Mr Killa
Morgan Heritage
Wyclef Jean
WCK

Night three:
Breve and more
T-Mickey
Michele Henderson
Gentleman
Asa Banton
Akon

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91 Comments

  1. Morris Picney
    November 3, 2016

    Gramak, Mid Night Grooves, Bells Combo, “B” Plus, Swinging Stars and Black Affairs, and even Gaylord’s Power Union.

    Now that’s a Creole Fet… Dam I must be dreaming of the days when Dominica was one of the brightest spot in the Caribbean. Wake UP!!!!!!!

  2. sa sa sammy
    September 16, 2016

    we in Dominica dont honor our own….. why isn’t Nasio Fountain in the world creole music festival…..what he’s not worth it

    • Crispin John
      October 5, 2016

      How do I get a VIP pass for two people, on Saturday?

    • Crispin John
      October 5, 2016

      I bought Nasio Fountain first album he released. A “BIG YES” in agreement, we should have Nasio on.

  3. Jen
    July 21, 2016

    I Dere.

  4. Kimi
    July 15, 2016

    Keeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. the hard truth
    June 24, 2016

    popcaannnnnn mi sayyyy :-D :-D :-D UNRULYYYYYYYY :-P :-P

  6. Tony
    June 23, 2016

    Hello and good evening my people. Why can’t we have King Dice on the program when he’s the most prolific entertainer sweet Dominica ever produce and he’s the reigning King. Show respect to the King of our soil.

    • Crispin John
      October 5, 2016

      I second that suggestion. I think King Dice is an amazing poet with some of the best calypso lyrics DA have ever heard. Especially when he talk about our politions. I also like King rabbit.

      • Crispin John
        October 5, 2016

        I meant politicians.

  7. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 23, 2016

    Soon some will DEMAND NOW for Lennox to be on the Line UP and then and only then the Line Up will be OK. 8)

  8. fan
    June 23, 2016

    you all complaining about line up.what is the damage per night ? that is the question to ask. Line up does not put money in your pocket to attend the shows nightly .Is there a reduction in the entrance fee, seeing that the govt put in an additional one (1) million dollars in sponsorship.

  9. June 23, 2016

    Nasio! Nasio! NASIO! any one seen or Heard from Nasio? Down press our own. Some are Blue Vex. opinion Expressed####!

  10. wisewoman
    June 23, 2016

    I’m wondering how much Morgan Heritage, Wyclef and Akon have already earned from our WCMF? All that cash goes overseas with them AND how many times do you need to recycle these acts?? If we’re going to give artists big money, you may as well change things up!
    Just sayin’

  11. latitude e5550
    June 23, 2016

    LOVE MY TRIPPLE KAY

  12. Noneya
    June 23, 2016

    Haha pressure on Kkk. But undeniably they have a large following. They have to cater for everyone.
    I don’t see the lineup as impressive. Quite recycled. Nothing fresh or jaw dropping. Mediocre.

    We all have our crap opinions and that’s exactly what I reading.

    On Matt today this annoying raytaytay lady called making noise about Dice. Calypso sounds odd out of season. That’s just reality.

    Wyclef? When was his last hit. I hope is 5c they paying him. Check the man history.
    Akon ? Passay

    Morgan…Ophelia…Michelle…recycled…

    5/10

  13. Just asking
    June 23, 2016

    I want Chronixx – Flow it’s all Up to you now

  14. shylove
    June 23, 2016

    you all need to change that name of DOMINICA CREOLE MUSIC FESTIVAL. when u all have a set of Jamaican and others that don’t understand a piece of creole …. so I suggest you change it to DOMINICA MUSIC FESTIVAL

    • SMH
      June 24, 2016

      it’s actually WORLD CREOLE MUSIC FESTIVAL. meaning music from around the WORLD. creole meaning a mixture.. smh

    • Leah
      June 24, 2016

      IT HAVE MORE LOCAL ARTISTS THAN ANYTHING ELSE…NONSENSE

    • Crispin John
      October 5, 2016

      Think of it for a second. Don’t you believe that’s one of the most creative way to bring more exposure to our culture? I think so. I work for General Motors, and I have another manager who works there and want to be at the festival with a couple of her friends next year. I think we need to get a big name artist from North American in the near future.

  15. June 23, 2016

    It’s OK to plan but like last year WMCF will be canceled for the same reasons Skerrit gave for the 2015 cancelation. In fact expect a worse than erika just before WMCF, as lawlessness, injustice, corruption continue to prevail

  16. Good line up…but maybe we should keep the same or similar genres on the same night so that people who want to see Popcaan, Gentleman, Wyclef, Akon, Timaya, etc, do not have to wait for hours listening to other genres of music that they may not be interested in or simply can’t get into before they get to see the one or two artists that they paid to see. Don’t crucify me it’s just a thought…I’m a DOCTOR not a MUSIC PROMOTER afterall!

    • Anonymous
      June 23, 2016

      If we had a real creole music festival that would not be the case.

  17. #$%^*
    June 23, 2016

    Now this is a line up. BRAVO . (Organizers are getting their head in the right place)

  18. 2sense
    June 23, 2016

    Too much recycling of bands such as triple k, kreola. kes the band only has one hit been there at the creole in the park, consideration should made for west african artiste bring in more variety

  19. Dominican Born
    June 23, 2016

    Good lineup 2016.Make the Turn.

  20. Not a herd follower
    June 23, 2016

    Popcaan ? My goodness! Not worth my money

    I think it’s too soon to bring back Morgan Heritage

  21. hmmmm
    June 23, 2016

    Apparently we are looking for the Hatian crowd this year

    • Tjebe Fort
      June 23, 2016

      Maybe they work for less money…and take a boat from Portsmouth to Guadloupe or St. Maarten afterwards?

    • Leah
      June 24, 2016

      AND SO WHAT??????????????????????

  22. Nonesense
    June 23, 2016

    I would like to see Naiso, where is the calypsp.

    • shay
      June 23, 2016

      I was wondering what about the local calypsonians. I always look forward to them

    • Leah
      June 24, 2016

      CALYPSO FOR WHAT AGAIN?????? IT HAVE A SEASON FOR THAT..GOSHHHHH

  23. Salt Sucker
    June 23, 2016

    Tell Ophelia go relax… We want DICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE…!

    • Me
      June 23, 2016

      I agree, Ophelia is long past it with her warble and should gracefully retire. She has paid her dues long time.

  24. Benediction
    June 23, 2016

    No place for D/ca “CALYPSO” – spearheaded by KING DICE…

    No wonder why the island is going nowhere and can’t progress, as we just do not CHAMPION our own in order to carve our own markets for the music industry.

  25. shay
    June 23, 2016

    was hoping for my husband Chronixx…but still an impressive line up…will be fun

    • Bella
      June 23, 2016

      IKR…. :)

  26. my own
    June 23, 2016

    Akon, Wyclef, Tripple K? like one person said, you cannot please all the people but I am not sure about these 3. If you want to get people to come from all over the place, bring in Damian Marley, Rihanna, or Beenie Man some artist like that. I know they would make a difference. I am not sure how many people want to see Akon or Wyclef or listen to that thing triple k call music. I think the festival is loosing steam. Now for the good, this is still going to be the biggest festival ever since many people are going to come to see what happened to Dominica during Erika, so if nothing else, people will come for that but not because the lineup is all that good.

  27. Domnichen
    June 23, 2016

    What about Swingin Stars ?????

  28. Dominican
    June 23, 2016

    IT does not matter who is on the line up people will complain

    • Lenovo
      June 23, 2016

      Very true.

      Blogs are just an anonymous forum for people to gripe about everything.

      If they could have Pay-As-You-Go WCMF they would take it.

      Broke set of fronting as if they so have money to check WCMF. Stupes!!

  29. hahaha
    June 23, 2016

    Popcaan mi say!!!

  30. T
    June 23, 2016

    Not too impress with line up though…. all I’m waiting now is to hear the price…

  31. Dolce Vita
    June 23, 2016

    That is a great lineup trust me, but I’ll wait some time b4 I can buy a season ticket after the whole Movado fiasco. for the Triple kay haters they are a BIG band in other countries for eg Antigua. support your local countryman and stop all this hate.

    • Tjebe Fort
      June 23, 2016

      You are being sarcastic, aren’t you? Antigua has 91,000 people but that is still only 3.5% of Brooklyn, which is part of New York and you calling Antigua a big country? But if you only know Dominica with72,000 I suppose it must look big to you.

      • Dolce Vita
        June 23, 2016

        I said Triple Kay is a “BIG BAND IN OTHER COUNTRIES” monkey I never said anything about Antigua being a big country. go back to primary school to learn reading comprehension again you’re one of those big black crabs in the barrel. I have traveled to 3 continents, and I have soaked myself in the Mediterranean ok CRAB. :-P

  32. mine
    June 23, 2016

    Good luck enjoy it make it an incident free fete.

  33. ?(
    June 23, 2016

    Hmm . Interesting line up. Funds from this cause will be donated to …?

  34. FreezeHandsUp
    June 23, 2016

    First WCMF I went to was too see Wyclef at that time he was popping and the performance was good hopefully it’s good again…. Saw Timaya last year in Barbados and I really wasn’t impress because he sang the same song probably 13 times… So I hope from last year to now he has a body of work that is good enough to sing for us here in Dominica… The only disappointment is no carimi or kassav…

    • Padna from Zicack...
      June 23, 2016

      Actually Grand Mechant Zouk is really Kassav and friends…

  35. June 23, 2016

    Typical Dominican never satisfied always complaining one day folks just say thank you for what we have
    my people please try to change that attitude the world is reading .

  36. concerned
    June 23, 2016

    There are too many acts on the festival. This line although it has some huge acts looks overdone. Eight acts on Friday, 8 acts on Saturday and 6 acts on Sunday. I know the government is trying to make up for the poor decision to cancel the festival last year but this long lineup does not augur well for the festival. Bugging up the fringe events could be more useful.

  37. Just saying
    June 23, 2016

    All roads have potholes; cars have to be break dancing to doggle pot holes on all inner roads; however, we have enough money to pay big artist…….smh…….

  38. Humbled
    June 23, 2016

    Stop hating on Triple Kay. Triple Kay is the biggest touring band out of Dominica.

    • Me
      June 23, 2016

      And how do you measure that? I you measure by noise alone you may be right.

  39. Go Back
    June 23, 2016

    Based on negativity expressed here about KKK, it appears that the band needs to take notice and regain its touch with the people. Rethink its music. Go back to what it was originally and regain its base of supporters.

    • Crispin John
      October 5, 2016

      The name of the band is Triple K, not KKK. There is a distinctive difference.

  40. fed up
    June 23, 2016

    Where is the first serenade band and Nasio Fontaine? Not forgetting Gordon Henderson. HYMMP SEEMS like is parl reps that making the line up.

  41. June 22, 2016

    Boring line up

  42. DA nigga
    June 22, 2016

    The line up stupid

  43. Dalit
    June 22, 2016

    Robbie has to feed his padna.

    Print and sing. Spread de ting.

  44. June 22, 2016

    Way papa. KKK?

  45. noise
    June 22, 2016

    Please…..not cripple kay again!

    • JoJo
      June 23, 2016

      I am not buying a ticket if KKK come and play again. These fellers are giving music a bad name and spoiling the soup. I must say thank you, but no thank you. It could be somebody in the political cabal think they owe them a favour but not me. Getting too old for their nonsense.

    • anti bs
      June 23, 2016

      lol ikr

  46. Favoured
    June 22, 2016

    No place for Gordon Henderson and Exile one again this year.emmmmh.

  47. hashtag
    June 22, 2016

    no Destra or Machel! King and queen of Soca!
    Wyclef Jean…what he doing. .so 1990’s…so dead

    can’t please everyone I suppose. but fair effort.

  48. St. Thomas passie
    June 22, 2016

    This is a GREAT lineup: Whaat…. Timaya, Akon, , Dede Saint Prix with 2 bass players same time on stage, if he bring a horn section we dead. Gentleman with Love ina de air in a stream of tears, Morgan (u can’t go wrong) Heritage, OBP, woo local bands well rep’d…. it’s a must see.

  49. dbarrow
    June 22, 2016

    We the right thinking and progressive people of Dominica and visitors alike don’t want KRIPPLE KAY BAND. Too much nonsense, too much noise. All year we hearing dem. We need a break.

  50. Alive&well
    June 22, 2016

    I would really love to see Nasio Fountain, Chronixx, Romain Virgo and Christopher Martin somewhere on that list

    • Kris
      June 23, 2016

      Have your own show with Nasio Fountain, Chronixx, Romain Virgo and Christopher Martin

  51. Dominica pride
    June 22, 2016

    Where is the versatile first seranade band? London fans need some seranade.

    • gwadaqueen
      June 23, 2016

      Not London fans alone eh. We in gwada aussi. Nice Zouk Halo on their new album. Old times Bef la, Pappyson…… Nice brass…..somebody please tell us out there the criteria for playing on the creole festival. Better need to be done in support of les local artiste.

  52. hyperventilating
    June 22, 2016

    Akooooooooooon……Great!

    Oh..no….not Triple K….

  53. Paul
    June 22, 2016

    Where ppl like kalash the real french artist!!!!

    • Jimmy Honore
      June 23, 2016

      That’s not French…it is Creole

  54. Blue boy
    June 22, 2016

    Why not the first serenada band instead of Triple noise band. Other than that the line up is Super.

    • triple lay tou sel
      June 22, 2016

      Well you vex die na! Serenade was on year before last WCK time now. Serenade for what? Marry the girl Charlie? I fed up

      • fed up
        June 23, 2016

        Well world creole music is also for us the mature older folks. AND WE MARRY THE GIRL charlie is our calypso so what? We liked it 30 years ago and will like it 30 years from now. Cant say the same for your music, so please respect. Its our type of music and we are not tired of it. WORLD creole music should be for the young and the older. So triple k can be on but dont insult us for wanting the band of our time…the First Serenade band. Even Ti orchest too. OUR bands. We never get tired of those beat up foreign artist who have passed their time. How many Dominican artist get to perform in Jamaica? Poeple love your own.

      • fed up
        June 23, 2016

        Stop the insult. World creole music is our event and should promote our musicians and the likes of the different age groups. Our age group prefers the milder music of the First serenade band. Calypso is our music. SO WHATS WRONG WITH YOU MARRY THE GIRL CHARLIE. They have contributed much to Dominica ‘ s music. Their music was loved 30 years ago and it will be loved 30 years from now. Thats musical talent. I cant say the same for your type of music. So please do not disrespect the preference of us the mature folks. Its time we take less beat up foreign artist also less Jamaican artist. HOW many Dominican artist have performed in Jamaica? Why havent triple k performed in Jamaica? I say FIrst Serenade band and Ti Orchest should have been on the line up.

    • I say so
      June 22, 2016

      Who is more international, Triple Kay or First Seranade? Say what you want but you can’t deny that Triple Kay is the most marketable band from Dominica presently and they represent in a big way. Deny that.

      • giving
        June 23, 2016

        MARKETABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????? dont do that to Dominica

      • Longfellow
        June 23, 2016

        Most marketable yes, but what exactly are they marketing?? A set of noise??

      • Anonymous
        June 23, 2016

        Triple KKK is three times Krap , with a K. That is for morons.

      • anti bs
        June 23, 2016

        marketable for producing none sense? i ain’t bashing the guys in general but majority of the material they produce are in fact crap…one of the latest I’ve heard was “dash de tay tay” like really bruh? they got good songs among the rest but lets be real tripple kay international need to kinda grow up with these none sense lyrics

      • duggie
        June 23, 2016

        Too much noise.Someone can hardly understand the lyrical content of Triple K songs.

      • Anonymous
        June 23, 2016

        So how come they always brokes?

      • the facts
        June 24, 2016

        Touring is not when get 500 dominicans in a hall in new york its playing for new yorkers bajans trinidadians jamaicans etc in there own country. I challenge de biggest touring band to tour trini barbados or even just st lucia where there are no dominicans

    • gwadaqueen
      June 23, 2016

      well in all fairness triple k has its crowd and can be on, but we like the Serenade performances and music so cater for us too.

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