World Creole Music Festival 2011 offically launched

The Dominica Festivals Committee has officially unveiled its line-up and some of the plans for the 15th edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF), to be hosted at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium from 28th – 30th October 2011.

The Festival, which was launched at the Krazy Coconutz, earlier this evening, is themed “Make a Memory, Come Dance With Us!” and is set to feature some of the premier international bands of creole music such as Kassav, Third World, UB40 and Carimi, while continuing to provide a stage to showcase local Dominican talent.

Keynote speaker at the launch, Tourism Minister Ian Douglas, urged Dominicans to embrace the creation that is the WCMF and to support the festival in its entirety.

He stated, “As we launch this 15th WCMF, let us once more embrace what we have created, let us feel proud of our collective endeavors and achievements. Let us now begin from today and onwards to prepare to attend all three nights of this festival. Let us come out and support the festival, helping to sustain it for another 15 years and ensuring our artistes find a place to expose their craft to the world, while at the same time providing us with the opportunity to witness top-class acts from all around the world.”

This year’s WCMF line up is as follows:

Night 1-Friday 28th October: Cool Bass, Ali Campbell – The legendary voice of UB40 , Jeff Joseph and Grammacks Fame, and WCK.

Night 2-Saturday 29th October: Kassav, Third World, Jean-Phillipe Marthely and Joceline Beroard supported by Band a Pipo, Carimi and Midnight Groovers.

Night 3 Sunday 30th October: Swinging Stars, Gyptian, Bunji Garlyn & Faye-Ann Lyons, Alex Catherine, Jocelyne and Triple K Global.

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106 Comments

  1. HOT BABE
    April 24, 2012

    PLEASE FELLOW DOMNICANS PLEASE LEAVE MY LOVELY COUNTRY ALONE OK!! I PERSONALY HAVE NEVER ATTENDED THE DWCF INSPITE OF DA FACT I HAVE TRAVELLED TO DOMINCA ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. I HAVE YET TO EXPERIENCE DA DWCMF THIS YEAR OCT 2012 SEEING AS IM GOING BACK 2 DOMINICA AGAIN THIS YEAR. DOMINICA AND ALL THAT IT HAS IS INDEED UNUQUE AND BEAUTIFUL N PEOPLE CANT EXPECT IT TO BE LIKE EVERY WHERE ELSE. HOW BORRRRRING THAT WOULD BE! WE OUGHT TO STOP BEING CRITICAL INSTEAD WE SHUD GIVE OUR SUPPORT THAT WLD MOTIVATE THESE MUSIC ORGANISORS TO PERHAPS TO DO BETTER IF THEY ARE SLACKING. REMEMBER NO HUMAN BEING IS PERFECT OK DWCF IS DOING THE BEST THAT THEY CAN ENTERTAIN DOMICANS N THEIR FELLOW NEIGHBOURS WHERE EVER THEY MAY COME FROM. SO GIVE THEM A BREAK!!!!!
    REMEMBER GOD IS L. O. V. E N WE NEED TO DISTRIBUTE IT TO OTHERS BEACUSE WE ALL SURE NEED IT!! PEACE N LOVE MY DOMINICAN PEOPLE

  2. Tony
    July 31, 2011

    I am coming to Dominica for the festival but where can I purchased tickets On-Line. Reside in Brooklyn New York. Thanks.

  3. Anonymous
    July 22, 2011

    not so fascinated with this years line up…but here’s a tip for next year…well what i think it should be anyways
    night one: wck,carimi,oliver n goma, cross fire,burning flames
    Saturday night:tabou combo, midnight groovers, swinging stares,etana, fanatic
    Sunday night: nasio, kkk, machele Montano,sakis,

  4. calculated
    July 22, 2011

    Somebody needs to tell the private sector in DA to rescue the WCMF cause the lame money Gov giving for creating an international event not happening! Look rihanna in B’Dos cause plenty money pass! You want popular current artistes? Find the money! You want proper marketing campaign and proper hype FIND THE MONEY! Its all about the cashflow. LINE UP is cool for what it is…

  5. Mandie
    July 22, 2011

    Great Line up!! Wish I would attend this year.

  6. Steve
    July 20, 2011

    Start the festival at 2 pm. Last year was great went the event started during the day rather than the night.

  7. beyonce
    July 20, 2011

    why can’t they investigate WCMF to determine how much profit/loss that is made!
    when are we going to get Destra or Machel or burning flames?

    All these stupid acts no one cares a hoot about! stupes!
    I will Not be attending!
    Creole in the park and Krazy Coco, I in dat!

  8. Max
    July 20, 2011

    People – People – People….

    Dominicans….I have visited your beautiful country n participated in the festivals…and it is magnificent…one of the things I have always enjoyed, it’s the seeming of peace and getting along that I thought I have witnessed with your country. In fact, I have been on a mission to let all “black” countries know that there is a place where we get along beautiful..I thought that was the Dominica I witnessed…please convince me that I have been right all along that you do love, cherish , and protect each other. Please support your own. I think this year’s line is one of the best…and I will be there to enjoy evry minute…..Your Haitian-African BROTHER…..PEACE.

  9. nn name
    July 20, 2011

    that cannot be the line its impossible where is the n-core band our own dominica band they are the x-mfr and i don’t understand that line up this year i don’t have money to waste this year u all is just ass u all giving as line and after say festival nt making money,keep the money for all u self and u all puting out that stupid line up

  10. police mouth piece
    July 20, 2011

    i hope piper pay de police for the two years he owing us or we eh working ok

  11. guest
    July 19, 2011

    my line up for next creoll fess.

    day one. Gyptian, etana, triple kay, fanatic, carimi

    day two .nasio , beres, rihiana, sean paul or bennie man
    machel hd.

    day three .wck, krosfyha, destra, kassava , swingstars

    • ME
      July 20, 2011

      KASSAVA?

      • stupes
        July 20, 2011

        lol

  12. July 19, 2011

    lets just support its a DA ting .drink lots of alcohol and try to steal someone sole mate wow!!!

  13. Musicman
    July 19, 2011

    hmm Dominicans boy.. take time off to read all the comments.. just a bunch of attacks on each other.. the festival is wack for real its not worth the price of 100 a night..but i mean no need to be so harsh with each other… its our own lets save it lets do something about it.. GEEEEZ!!!!! talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk!

  14. New street boys
    July 19, 2011

    y can’t these people try to get some of the Dominican groups out there,and stop giving VIP passes to their friends and families, for the kind of money they spending? Give mRNA brake.

  15. hmmm
    July 19, 2011

    There needs to be more passion for music at DFC. There is a wealth of talent out there, go do some scouting- even at other festivals.

  16. CARIMI GURLS
    July 19, 2011

    What about carimi now people , he is coming this year im in it no matter wat they say im there on the stage ( love you carimi haitian artist for life)

  17. July 18, 2011

    for heavens sake somebady should just tell Piper and ambrose to just delete the damn name Creole from the name as 99% is mariquana music,. we have losttotally all of the compa Zouk ambience of Kreole. hear read my lips Kreole.

  18. stupes
    July 18, 2011

    Krazy kokonuts or creole in the park… Thats all i’m sayin.

  19. AKG Mics
    July 18, 2011

    T-Winston, very well said indeed
    its seems like we enjoy doing things way below par..i see this as a failed WCMF again..

    see they trying a thing with UB40’s ex Singer Ali Campbell..he wont pull a crowd as its not the original group which is a better performance Act, that having a side piece..

    why does the fest always end up with pieces..haha..its not Kassav coming just a member or two..what a shame..the fest is down to a street blocko..lacks class fully

  20. T. Winston
    July 18, 2011

    When I first saw the lineup I stated it’s not worth it for me and I hold that thought currently

    I know the economical impact it has however that lineup is nothing to pay 120 or 325 for especially since anyone of those acts can be seen in a weekend show for 20 or less.

    There is no clear headliner at least last year had Jah Cure but who’s the headliner this year?

    I know artists like Rihanna are expensive but what about other smaller acts like sean paul (also expensive but not as much as rihanna) shaggy, popcaan, cecile, TOK, Destra Garcia and countless other stars who reside in the caribbean or even utilize local artists like Smokey Cut and Coltont who can draw a certain crowd as opposed to a line up which seems to be designed more for idiots and seasoned people considering that I don’t want to pay 120 to see Tripple K and WCK when I can watch them the following weekend for 20 or less not to mention the weather during WCMF is atrocious

  21. natural dominican
    July 18, 2011

    damn!!!that’s a great lin-up

  22. sherin
    July 17, 2011

    OMG WHAT A BRILLIANT LINE UP ESPECIALLY SATURDAY NITE I CAN’T WAIT 8)

    • July 17, 2011

      sherin have yu been living in russsia or china for the last twenty years

  23. soso
    July 16, 2011

    PURE BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It’s time Dominicans start boycotting these well schemed plans to reap us off our hard earned $$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!

    • Way Out There
      July 17, 2011

      Open your other eye so you can see with both of them. WCMF makes Dominica money on the backend and not upfront. If “we” don’t continue to support it, then eventually it goes away with all the revenue it brings to the country. If you don’t believe me try getting a rental car or walk around Roseau and try counting how people you haven’t seen before or in some time.

      • July 17, 2011

        yu are hallucinating. dominicans dat return home and poor hungry frenchies dat doh like to pay.

    • July 17, 2011

      sheet every year especially we cannot chehbey de soukouyo for fifteen years now i am saturated with jeff.

    • sakosi
      July 18, 2011

      BE POSITIVE SOSO

  24. WCMF_SuX
    July 16, 2011

    WCMF2011 = CRAP!

  25. Way Out There
    July 16, 2011

    I think the WCMF commission should try getting more fans involved. From what I’ve read there are alot of good choices, which could have been on the card. They could add a section their website where fans can suggest various acts, narrow down the field, then vote on who they want to see.
    I would like to suggest Rihanna.

    • Seal
      July 16, 2011

      interesting where are the funds going to come from..we need to seek and be wise..showbiz isnt a 2 cents aspects..artist DO NOT NEED DOMINICA..

      WE NEED THEM!, look at the present economy in dominica what do you think..artist dont pay to play remember that..

      if you want High end acts source the funds..dominica is a island with many resources but sadly undiscovered…they could be wealthy in water and sell to the middle east and south pacfic.etc..but sadly the policy of these folks here arent High End…so bascialy they do things in a blocko small minded aspect…

      so its extremly hard to compete with islands who are driven by higher standards class end products etc.the will to be # 1 and not settle for ponding a pan drink a booze and consider it all….these are important factors..

      dominica will not get top acts because they lack a international airport, road networks, where is the accomadation for say three thousand visitors which include top level press media giants like VH1,MTV etc..

      islands like St.Kitts,Barbados tend to look attractive from the word go than Dominica…

      we have countless issues to be resolved here, but sadly…the citizens are winners and dont demand higher Goals and standards!

      • Anonymous
        August 4, 2011

        well said Seal!

  26. No Name 2
    July 15, 2011

    Ticket prices on Discover Dominica Facebook page
    $325 weekend
    $120 nightly

  27. Dominican in heart
    July 15, 2011

    y so many acts from St. Kitts Music Festival? Gyptian, Ali Cambell’s UB4O, Gyptian…Line up LAME dread

    • July 17, 2011

      that way no dominican from st kitts or antigua or montserratt will come.

    • October 23, 2011

      Thats y our coutry will never go ahead. Because is dum ass people like u that keeping tghe country down.

  28. Zaaboka
    July 15, 2011

    Trusss me… I in it!!
    If you dont like the line up at least make a decent suggestion or bring your mp3 n headphones.

    • SUE
      July 17, 2011

      WORD!

  29. dhestini
    July 15, 2011

    its like for the past 5 yrs i’m seeing the same line up over and over and over and over…..boringgggg. so many hot acts all over the caribbean, is that really the best DFC can do? get all the ‘tired’, soon to be retired acts? OMG!!!
    while we’re on that…let me just say. this yr marks the 15th anniversary of WCMF. compared to the other festivals (st lucia jazz etc) we attract carribean artists, which means its much cheaper financially. plus, with the fee we r charged to attend, please tell me y WCMF cannot support itself. y at the end a loss is recorded. where is the money going??? i dunno. im just asking, cuz most of the other festivals around the caribbean support itself and they attract international artists, and is not like they charge any more than what we r being charged here.
    i didnt see any mention of this yrs ticket price. still waiting

    • July 16, 2011

      it is official. kreole festi-ass has been officially renamed repeat and pete repeat an pete. same sheet ova an ova same sheet non stop. twenty five years we cannot chehbey de soukouyon of jeff joseph hollluuuppp!!!my ass. . kassav ass again same sheet.

      what sickoz wackoz jackozz.

      • bronx girl
        July 16, 2011

        anyway peter u need to stop that, no wonder they giving u maypwe on fb left right and center…

    • July 17, 2011

      hi how can we meet for me to give yu a hug. and oh get Bronx girl to come for ahug also.

  30. Fun Lover
    July 15, 2011

    I am quite happy with the line-up but I think that Dominica’s princess of song Michele Henderson should be on the line-up. I also think that KrossFyah should have been included this year since they didn’t get the chance to perform last year.

    • July 16, 2011

      fun love whatever yu should be in it too. wha yu say sing some sheet too

  31. ANTIGUAN
    July 15, 2011

    Last year was my first experience of your creole festival. Although it rained, I enjoyed it and I will be back this year again. I think Krosfyah should have been on the card for this year since they didnt get to perform last year. I hope by the time October is here there will be other artistes added to the show to make it even better than last year.

  32. Anonymous
    July 15, 2011

    they could atleast involved more local bands in d line-up……. :-|

  33. Seal
    July 15, 2011

    Thanks DNO for making the correction!

  34. Seal
    July 15, 2011

    To Sum it up UB40 isnt going to be at the World Creole Music Fest in Dominica fans.

    Its the UB40 ex lead singer Ali Campbell’s UB40!

  35. Seal
    July 15, 2011

    DNO..got this artist wrong..

    its Ali Campbell’s UB40 as he and the Keyboardist Michael Virtue are no longer with UB40 for the past 4 years.

    They are two sperate groups now…
    UB40 which consist of the Original and remaining six and Ali’s UB40.

    Lets pray he isnt a “NOSHOW” again this time around.

    http://www.ub40.co.uk

    http://www.alicampbell.net

    its wise media folks in Dominica double check their info before publishing!

  36. DARLENE
    July 15, 2011

    gypian is boring , ub40 is worst, but on the other hand they are trying to give everyone a taste of what they like, some people like to sit and watch , while others like me like t rumba, so it is a taste for everyone to enjoy, and they cannot please every one , so just look at it this way , A TASTE FOR EVERYONE, DONT BE SELFISH

    • October 23, 2011

      U rite let everybody get a taste. its not about dominicans. It said world that means everyone come and have fun……

  37. la beauty
    July 15, 2011

    this yr the festive lineup is soo wack! i dont think i’ll go this yr…its way 2 borin..i’m waitin 2 hear creole in the park line up..i kno its gonna be better than creole festival line up! :-|

  38. Tony
    July 15, 2011

    When is creole in the Park.

    • Watching
      July 20, 2011

      D week before the Festival!

  39. Tony
    July 15, 2011

    Where can I get tickets I am bringing five of my co-workers from New York. They are detective and they work for me. I am interested in teaching an interview and interrogation class/Homicide investigation to the Dominica Police Department. They can used the help.

  40. FedUp
    July 15, 2011

    All you put UB40 on boring Friday Night, Trying to pull a crowd all u do easy

    • Seal
      July 15, 2011

      “Fed UP”….and its not the Band UB40 that will be there if infact Ali shows up.

      His recent tour of the US was….canx
      Ongoing battle with UB40 and Bankruptcy issues with their former local record Co
      Dep International…

      all i can say for now.. its a “Toss Up”

      Please dont be surprise! keep glued to the UK Media sources!

  41. zouklv
    July 15, 2011

    PROMOTE CREOLEFEST LIKE CREOLE IN A PARK. WHAT A BLAST ………. THE PARK IS THE REAL DEAL!!!!!!!!!!

  42. zouklv
    July 15, 2011

    IN ENGLAND!!!

  43. July 15, 2011

    OMG ARE U KIDDIN ME?!! BORING!

  44. zouklv
    July 15, 2011

    Brazil play alot of zouk and compa none of these people can travel and seek a band from there, bunch of of slave minded promoters. :-x (ub 40 what a joke) where is the original burning flame tout moon dance’ men i tell you .we need to promote our caribbean music first then the world will know us all the caribbean islands got good music and good artiste we promoting ub 40 what a joke. dominica has about 30 to 50 thousand dominicans and families we dont need to promote ub 40. we as dominicans need to promte our own first then the rest of the caribbean .we in the caribbean is the melting pot the england and the us only got capital we here got happiness thats count for alot.

  45. zouklv
    July 15, 2011

    workers pride you are so right a bunch of idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAME OLD NONSENCE afew need to travel and learn about marketing and promoting our beautiful island with our french and spanish heritage we should try to get a spanish band like Aventura let see every spanish person on the island come to creole fest. learn idiots…..

  46. fatty batty
    July 15, 2011

    thanks guys for bring kassava never seen this band perform could you guy give me nasio fountain never seen him too 100% da massive looking for a great time in my beloved da and it will also be my frist time coming last year i came and fell sick the whole time.so am really looking forward to coming this year.

  47. seasoning pepper
    July 15, 2011

    I WILL GO TO CREAOLE IN THE pARK INSTAED

  48. seasoning pepper
    July 15, 2011

    BORING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Dominican Abroad
    July 15, 2011

    What happen to M.Henderson, thought that she would shine again this year. Many foreigners seem to enjoy her music to.

  50. Dominican Abroad
    July 15, 2011

    Hey we are missing out on the local band, what happen to fanatic. Last time I was home I went to a few events where they played and I thought for sure that they would be part of this year’s line up.

    • My2Sense
      July 15, 2011

      The lead singer is now pregnant. Besides that, I’m not sure that they are quite at the WCMF level now…

      • FANatic
        July 15, 2011

        What you mean they not quite at the WCMF Level…what level is that? and tripple K and their crap are…is really 2sense you have and it aint worth shit…Seeing that the line up is so shitty this year..excluding 3rd World….I think it’s more to their favour that they’re not involved in that crap.

      • Watching
        July 20, 2011

        What do you mean exactly whenyou say they are not at WCMF level? Do you mean they are better? I hope so, because if you are trying to diss the band, you are a bit off there.

  51. dominican
    July 15, 2011

    to those of u that live in the Caribbean and planing to travel home for the festival liat now have some cheap tickets. I bought mine for US $250.00 and i live in the Virgin Islands. By now the sale should be ending in about a week.

  52. birdseye
    July 15, 2011

    the name of the festival should change. It should just be Carifest. Only Caribbean bands. There are alot of worldwide bands which play in many festivals here in the Uk. this exposure is lacking in the caribbean today. Quite surprising one is able to reconnect with the creole world while being in the heart of the english nation. Don’t know why that is not the case in the caribbean.It might be down to the organisers to expose themselves to different types of music.
    We are becoming one track minded in the caribbean.( same old bands same old music)

  53. Yes Fada!
    July 15, 2011

    The Asylum Band with Faye and Bunji….soca for so….kudos to DFC for that one, but I feel y’all should have gotten a better reggae artis for Sunday night. How about the ticket prices this year?

  54. cry
    July 15, 2011

    where the price List

  55. dee-sturbed
    July 15, 2011

    who came up with that slogan… lame… i think they should let Dominicans suggest a slogan every year… have a slogan/tag line competition

    • Watching
      July 20, 2011

      Yeah… can you believe that a bunch of marketing people sat around a table and came up with that stupid slogan!

  56. Jespen
    July 15, 2011

    Save for the Cool Bass group, the lineup is such that i can see myself flying home to me part of the festivities. looking for tickets. expensive, but i will manage

  57. July 15, 2011

    ANONYMOUS, YOU TALKING BULLS%% I LIVE IN STKITTS, I WORK STKITTS MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR YEARS AND IT NO WHERE COMPARE TO DOMINICA FESTIVAL SO SHUT-UP THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE WORKING IN THERE THEN WHAT THAT PAY TO GO IN AND YES I AM ARE SECURITY OFFICER THAT SCAN PEOPLE, SO IF YOU LIVE THERE YOU SHOULD NO ME IF AT ALL YOU EVERY BE THERE BECAUSE I AM THE ONLY DOMINICAN WORK THERE FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS ST KITTS MUSIC FESTIVAL I MEAN OR YOU NEVER GO DOMINICA FESTIVAL!!!

  58. wONDER LAND
    July 15, 2011

    kros fyah missing DFC…….

    • possie pam pam
      July 15, 2011

      i second dat because sunday will flop

  59. WORKERS PRIDE
    July 15, 2011

    Congratulations to the Government for continuing to promote the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) initiated by the United Workers Party while in Government. Can you imagine the kinds of advancement we would have gained had UWP stayed in Office.

    Can you compare that with the Red Clinic where they give you handouts and leave you in poverty.

    The UWP was all about creating opportunities for the people of Dominica by empowering them to create economic opportunities for themselves through socio-economic activities such as the WCMF.

    Congratulations to WORKERS POWER for this initiative. Since the WCMF was created no other economic activity has been created by LABOUR.

    LABOUR claim all shall eat but is only some that eating. Under WORKERS we said by the sweat of thy brow all shall eat bread. We taught people to fish so they could eat but LABOUR topnotch eating the bread while supporters scraping the crumbs under the table.

    Isn’t time the people remove the cubweb over the eyes and put back WORKERS in power.

    From a genuine LABOURITE :?: :cry:

    • THE VOICE
      July 19, 2011

      HUH??? OKAY DO U FIND U MAKING SENSE?

  60. Anonymous
    July 15, 2011

    GOOD LINE UP BUT WHATS THE PRICE!

  61. ..............
    July 15, 2011

    saturday night is the blastttttttttttt
    kasavvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

    • July 16, 2011

      are u on prozac nuh. kassav is sheet.

  62. DCA
    July 15, 2011

    I MEAN A GOOD LINE UP!

  63. DCA
    July 15, 2011

    I LOVEEEE THE LINE UP! SINCE CROSS FIRE DID NOT GET TO PERFORM LAST YEAR I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE THEM COME THIS YEAR AND PERFORM ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT..A LITTLE SOCA IN BETWEEN,BUT SO FAR ITS A GOD LINE UP.

    • hmmmm
      July 15, 2011

      u read my mind. I said the EXACT same thing when i saw that night 2. That is all that missing, and Krsfyah owing us a performance from last year

  64. Joe
    July 15, 2011

    Yeaahh, I in dat this year boy.

  65. KittyDominican
    July 15, 2011

    Well Dominica’s music festival is unique. It is more than just music. People come for the chicken, bakes, rum, the river and the fresh fruits and vege and plenty good & cheap food. Thou matter whats the line up, people will come,

  66. nature isle
    July 15, 2011

    thanks to the festival fay ann lyons yes i hands in the air meet super blue

    • tweety
      July 15, 2011

      they should be performing the saturday i love fay ann she can perform

  67. Valley Rat
    July 15, 2011

    under this hard economic times, they did not mention the price of tickets per night, i hope it not to high that people can embrace the price and come out to support the show on the three nights.

    • Irv
      July 15, 2011

      Do like me….Put $20 on a special saving from the last WCMF, so by the time WCMF do come again; you would have enough money for the 3 nights plus more….To living in Dominica, budgeting is very important.

      • T. Winston
        July 18, 2011

        20 multipled by 12 si 240 that’s only enough for 2 nights…

  68. July 15, 2011

    This lineup make me wanna sleep..Some of these acts are not even relavant no more but they continue to have them every year.The organizers are musically dumb.

  69. River Street
    July 15, 2011

    Is it creole festival or reggae festival. Bull$%&*. A festival that does nothing to promote local bands. Killing local artist. Why would I come to Dominica to see third world or UB4 bands that I see all the time? Why is that national pride? Where do these bands promote “isle of beauty, isle of splendor.”? Where are “the gifts so rich and rare” that E O Leblanc promoted and we
    proudly exalted?
    In the creole world there are so many great and innovative bands. We relegate so many of our local artists treat them like refuse. Realty is how many of these bands gets. tour or get a connection say to play at a reggae jam in Jamaica or elsewhere? Does. the festval committee ever help promote. any of these bands at any overseas event, say in conjunction with the tourst board?

    • My2Sense
      July 15, 2011

      I see your main point, but I disagree. The WCMF is NOT only an avenue to promote local bands. It is, first and foremost, a tourism event for Dominica – one of two held during the year (the other being Carnival). So in order to draw in huge crowds (Creole and English-speaking), the organizers source regional and international acts who have established themselves as leaders in their genres, whether they sing reggae, soca, zouk, cadence, etc.
      Now I DO believe that the authorities need to do more to promote local bands, but it won’t be at the WCMF level. We argue that local artists and bands do not get to perform at the WCMF, but based solely on performance levels and consistency, do they DESERVE to be booked for the WCMF? In other words, if any one of the local acts in question were NOT from Dominica, which one would you consider booking for the WCMF?

      That is My2Sense

      • July 16, 2011

        garcon we have no local bands eserving of playing. they all all all produce sheett sheet sheet.

  70. Anonymous
    July 14, 2011

    wax festival/ should take a page from st kitts music festival for the threee nights and see the hype. trust me this year festival in st kitts was a tremendous success and blast.

    • Anonymous
      July 15, 2011

      WELL GO AND STAY THERE

    • WORKERS PRIDE
      July 15, 2011

      You are quite right. The organizers of the WCMF don’t seem to understand what they are into. They just a bunch of cunumunu/coonoomoonoo/counoumounou that knows nothing about strategic planning including management, marketing and events staging. :?: :cry:

      • Lolazit
        July 15, 2011

        I still don’t think you spelled coonuumouneau right LOLOLOL

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