WCMF 2019 line-up includes Buju Banton, Gordon Henderson, several Dominican acts

Jamaican dance hall and reggae artist Buju Banton and Dominican Cadence-lypso icon, Gordon Henderson and Exile One, are in the lineup for this year’s World Creole Music Festival which includes several Dominican acts.

WCMF 2019 was launched at the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

The lineup includes Mel as part of the Zouk All Stars, Colton T, WCK Band, Asa Bantan, Signal Band, Extasy Band, Linford John, Tasha P and Triple Kay Band.

Other performers are: Princess Lover, Eric Virgal, Oswald, Patrice Roberts, Davido, Vayb, Mr. Killa, Nu Look, Romain Virgo, Etana, Bunji Garlin and Fayan Lyons.

The 2019 World Creole Music Festival will be held from October 25-27.

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21 Comments

  1. Alvin
    August 23, 2019

    We need to understand for labor day in the states we see all bands from all around the world. Why not in Dominica? having foreigners in a local show means more views and more people will know Dominica’s culture… Stop being shellfish!

  2. U.k
    August 6, 2019

    They need to include groovers and remove the etana and virgo.

  3. U.k
    August 6, 2019

    Jamaicans promote their own we have never seen a dominica performinh in sting or reggae sumfest. But in dominica the promote only foreigners and pay them so little thats why dominica will always remain back ward. We should appreciate our own no one else is gone do that for us. Nasio fountain , dice ect so many talented artiste in dominica

    • Comment Manager
      September 18, 2019

      Black is black. We are one. Don’t let the ocean separate us as a people. It’s about us getting together as a people to connect and have a good time. Please!

  4. U.k
    August 6, 2019

    Why isnt there nasio fountaine in this line up best reggae artiste ever. Dice, and other calyposians, zone rouge, strive star ect where are the other bouyon artiste they dont give our dominicans the opportunities but yet give so many foreigners these opportunities. I think most artiste should be dominicans and a few foreigners

  5. Nrt
    July 23, 2019

    Wow no African acts? Too bad, sounds like a soca fet with some Reggae. Buju yes, then you go low budget because he (understandably) charge so much?

  6. Talbot
    July 23, 2019

    Any recommendation on how to get to Dominica for Florida?

  7. Rat Race
    July 22, 2019

    They can cancel everybody else and leave Buju and it will still sell out :lol:

  8. KID ON THE BLOCK
    July 22, 2019

    To those who are interested in why Dice is not added to the line up for the 2019 WCF is because Dice needs to uplift his standard in the art. Dice should engage in singing productive marketable songs. Songs the region can listen to enjoy and understand and know what he sings about not those crap that is given to him to sing against a MAN and soon as carnival is over the song finds itself in the grave yard.
    As a 9 times calypso monarch more should be expected from him. He should be able to write his own songs and be an example to those coming. Dice is just a puppet to Pat.
    Pat makes the money while he(Dice) pass a fool.

    • Joseph John
      July 22, 2019

      I am interested in why Dice is being left out. I am a fan of Dice (in spite of my identifying with the DLP) and because calypso is a very important sector of our entertainment culture. I enjoy playin 2 of his songs Send Me and Those Are The Days. I play them on my lab top frequently. Dice should be the header in all cultural activities.
      Dice should stop slanting his songs against the government in a partisan manner and make them more all national and international entertainment. But he show no interest in becoming professional.
      Can he do his usual and still contribute to cultural production ? I doubt it. He is not establishing his own legacy by singing those anti-Skerrit point of view as dictated to him by the writer of his songs. His song writer is just usuing him. Too bad because he qualify as one of the greatest of all times.

    • Ninja
      July 23, 2019

      That’s stale news come with something new :cry:

    • Val
      August 7, 2019

      @ Kid On The Block. That’s a load of crap! Dice is a messenger, he is like Peter Tosh, a warrior with a Mike bringing social and political awareness to the people. Dice’s absence from the lineup is nothing but a political attack. And that’s expected in a political climate such as Dominica. Dominica is a political cesspool right now. Of course Dice isn’t on the lineup. If Dice was on the lineup, I would say Dice is losing his impact. And he is not the only artist who does not write his own material. Most of the big name superstars in the music industry never put pen on paper and actually wrote a song. All you just doh like Dice because Dice too real, but trust me. Dominica too small for a talent such as Dice. Dominica holding Dice back, a talent such as Dice’s should be on international stage not constructed in that little nowhere unknown political cesspool called Dominica.

  9. RealObserver
    July 22, 2019

    Labour Strategy: Buju + WCMF = More Votes. Election soon after. Watch that space! ANYTHING TO REMAIN IN POWER!

    • Dumbnicans
      July 24, 2019

      I hope you wouldn’t be attending!!!!

  10. My2Pence
    July 22, 2019

    Really! Tasha P and no Midnight Groovers? Awa wi!

    • Joseph John
      July 22, 2019

      Midnight Groovers is a must. I hope those in charge can rectify this mistake. We are having foreign artiste but ignoring our own. Its the same old attitude of choosing outsiders over our own.
      A show depicting our culture should never have outsiders. We have sufficient resources we do not have to import.

      • Pablov
        July 24, 2019

        Clearly you do not understand. We have local shows and feature local bands all the time. Notice the number of local bands in the lineup? We love our Groovers but their performance last year was so unprofessional, poor sound compared to all other acts, even Chubby announced he retiring. Now you know.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        July 24, 2019

        I tend to agree with you somehow but take into consideration and bear in mind it is WCF( WORLD CREOLE FESTIVAL) and not NCF( NATIONAL CREOLE FESTIVAL).
        Further more this is a money making thing and you are not catering only for the Nationals.
        Let’s hope for the best because some of the locals also have a financial attitude without taking into consideration the circumstances.

    • Pablov
      July 23, 2019

      We would love to have them but Groovers blew it again last time, undisciplined, poor sound, unprofessional as always, some ppl started walking out. Soon as it was over Chubby said he just retiring, again. Lol

    • LaPlaine Observer
      July 23, 2019

      Chubby. A man who has dedicated over 70 years of his life promoting cadence music from Dominica, and he is not even invited at the WCMF. Yet they are bringing in all sorts of artist paying them thousands of $US to perform, and our local hero is once again not included. Have you ever seen a Dominican band performing at Reggae Sunplash in Jamaica, or at Expo in Trinidad? They promote their own.

    • A. George
      July 23, 2019

      but Groovers was on last year .. afterall give Tasha a chance.

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