Coordinator for the NCCU Cadence Lypso Show and Chairman of Cadence Lypso Inc. Dexter Ducreay, has revealed that Dominican-born musical icon, Gordon Henderson, will feature at the 2016 edition of the Cadence Lypso competition.
The competition will be staged at the Pottersville Savannah on November 2 and speaking at a press conference on Monday, October 31, Ducreay said Henderson had always been helpful in staging the event.
“Gordon Henderson, from since the inception of the Cadence show, has always been helpful to us, irrespective of the capacity we’ve requested his assistance,” Ducreay stated.
Ducreay emphasized that Henderson is international, but it must be remembered that he is Dominican and he is “our own.”
“I want to ensure that we give him the respect that we have,” he said.
Present at the press conference were the 11 artistes and representatives of the four bands set to compete on the night of the competition.
The event will be held in three parts where the 11 artists perform first, followed by the 4 bands, then a special performance by Henderson to close the show.
The performers are as follow; artistes: Derose Dexter Peltier, Val Cuffy, Charles Leatham, Jude Delauney, Anton Joseph (Current King), Delma Daniel, Chris Sylvester, Jerd Dorsette, Kelly Williams, Murphy Jon. Jules and John Mark and bands: Breve, Signal Band, TiOrkest and Lucas Band.
Tickets are available at $60.00 in advance, $70.00 at the gate and $140.00 V.I.P.
The competition started five years ago and the goal of the venture are to rejuvenate the cadence art form, to expose and cultivate Dominican talents and to create an export product for Dominica.