WCMF to introduce new VIP experience this year

Cecilia St Hiliare

Patrons will be introduced to a brand new VIP experience this year which organizers say will elevate the standard of the 21st Edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).

One of the organizers, Representative of NexConnex Cecilia St Hiliare said her patrons will be greeted with a different scenery and setup in a village-creole Kalinago style in what promises to be a unique VVIP Village for the World Creole Music Festival.

 “We think that it’s going to be a phenomenal occasion. It’s going to be transformed to supersede any other festivals in the entire region,” she stated. “We stand proud to make that statement because we are going over and beyond the call of duty to make sure it is going to be considered an experience.”

“The first night, Friday night, will be the village night and we will bring you village treats,” St Hiliare revealed. “Saturday night, Buju night, is creole night and Sunday night is going to be themed Kalinago night.”

She added that on all three nights, there will be photo-up opportunities and many cultural performances to enhance the VIP experience,” she indicated.

In addition, there will be welcome cultural greeters, which according to St. Hilaire, will be dressed in traditional outfits, “that will be keeping with each theme night.”

Other features will include special drinks themed for each night, engraved souvenirs, giveaway goodie bags and World Creole Music Festival memorabilia cups sponsored by Archipelago Trading, Springfield Trading and Jolly’s Pharmacy.

“One different unique cup for each night,” St Hiliare said.

Meantime, she challenged patrons and potential guests of the WCMF to make a ‘fest cation,” out of Dominica.

The festival will take place at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium from October 25th to the 27th.

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7 Comments

  1. Concerned citizen
    September 23, 2019

    The ticket prices for these events is beyond the reach of ordinary Dominicans. VIP is already highly questionable as a concept, and now you are adding another class layer to an event on an island where people struggle daily to make ends meet. The majority of people in this country earn a pittance – if they are lucky. Cultural events like this should be affordable for everyone and not just tourists, the diaspora and the bourgeois minority.

  2. September 22, 2019

    Hello and good afternoon my people. We can’t even get a flight from JFK on Jet Blue,American or Delta where we can transfer to Liat or another airline to get to Dominica the same day. We have to overnight in Puerto Rico,St Lucia or Barbados. With all the money we gave to Liat why can’t our Government demand that Liat schedule flights that leave at four and five PM from the three mentioned Islands so we can get to Dominica the same day. The VIP experience is a good marketing idea which is standard in many venues but it’s of no use to us if we can’t get to Dominica.

  3. Nef
    September 22, 2019

    Weh sah. Classism comes to WCMF.

  4. Roger Burnett
    September 22, 2019

    When will we learn that culture is not a commodity. It is not something to be packaged up and put on as a performance for tourists. Culture grows out of the people, out of their daily life and work. For it to meaningfully survive it must remain with the people.

  5. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    September 22, 2019

    I do not understand why ignorant Dominicans talk and indulge into so much rubbish!
    Who is a VIP (very important person)?
    All of us created by God are very unique, and very important in our own way.

    The night soil man in Antigua who collects feces, and transport it across Market Street in St. Johns is a very important person, since it takes someone with courage and guts to accepts that as employment.

    Street cleaners and beggars in Dominica are also unique, and are very important people also! 

    Because one buys a ticket, to a concert or a drama play, and sit in a certain seat don’t make them a VIP.

    Take for instance the politicians in power, who thief the wind as it blows they are considered “VIP’s.”

    My question is simple this, how can a damn thief be a VIP?

    I have more respect for the night soil men, the men who picks up the feces and discharged it than I have for the VIP’s who are thieves!

    • Truth
      September 22, 2019

      Money run tings kid.
      U hv a choice, once u can afford it.
      The garbage man may not feel important but he will definitely feel important in our vip area on dt nite.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 23, 2019

        Rubbish!
        Nothing more then nonsensical rhetoric; I feel sorry for people like you.

        If you believe you only become important simply because you are sitting somewhere makes you important that tells me you do not have much  commonsense.
        You do not even get the concept of what I wrote; you are looking at the camera, but can’t visualize the picture!

        It does not have anything to do with money run things!

        Don’t you know that woman is simply talking that nonsense (in reality fart) to get people who do not know that you are important as long as you are alive?

        She already brainwash you with here cheap psychology; go ahead give them the few cents you have, then when your belly boil and you are hungry, say (I VIP) see if that full your hungry belly!

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