The official media Launch of the 19th edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) carded for Friday was postponed.
Officials said this development will not affect the staging of the festival itself.
“This postponement in no way shape or form impacts the World Creole Music Festival, that is still scheduled for October 30th, 31st and November 1st,” Chairman of the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC), Colin Piper said to the media.
He said the Discover Dominica Authority has been working for the last three to four months to put together the line up for the event
“And while we have agreement, in principle, we felt it most prudent to make sure that all I’s are doted, all T’s were crossed so that when we announce we could announce the full and complete line-up,” he said. “We think that would be the best thing for the festival and the best thing for the nation in general.”
He noted that the DDA is working hard to present an exciting line up for the festival and the media and general public will be informed a new launch date soon.
Meantime Promoter of the WCMF Leroy “Wadix” Charles said several surveys during which patrons of the WCMF, far and wide, were asked to recommend who they would like to see at the WCMF this year and those recommendations were highly appreciated.
Charles noted that the majority of some of the artistes who were recommended by the surveys are on this year’s line up, “with the exception of a few that we can’t meet based on budgetary arrangements and unavailability of those artistes.”
He said a minimum of 10 Creole genres forms part of WCMF 2015.