Paix Bouche Cultural Group dazzles in South Korea

Members of the group in South Korea

Dominica’s culture was on full display at the Expo 2012 being held in Yeosu, South Korea courtesy of the Paix Bouche Cultural Group.

The group captured the imagination of audience during its Genesis performance on Thursday with songs like “Ma Bello”, “Feelin’ Hot”, and a traditional Bele dance accompanied by the songs “Day Day” and “Fire Brigade.”

But that was not the beginning of the group’s display of Dominica’s culture in South Korea. On the night before their first show they held an impromptu freestyle performance in a back room where performers from Senegal, Azerbaijan and the Ivory Coast danced and pranced to the sounds of their drums.

The main performance itself culminated in a lapeau cabrit display and parade at the Atlantic Joint Pavilion of the exposition.

The group is led by its leader and Cultural Officer Mickael Ferrol.

Expo 2012 is an international exposition which opened on May 12 and runs to August 12 with more than 100 countries and organizations attending. About 8 million visitors are expected to visit the expo by the time it ends.

View of the site of Expo 2012. Photo from Wikipedia

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60 Comments

  1. THonore
    July 16, 2012

    fellas representing!!!

  2. annonymous
    July 16, 2012

    mind that BLUE MILLIPED bite you guys. its dangerous

    • Anonymous one
      July 18, 2012

      You are sick… the person you calling blue millipede is the one who has them where they are. You too dangerous and don’t represent the true Dominican spirit. Nasty comment…

  3. annonymous
    July 16, 2012

    Paix Bouche is a cultural village. Congrats folks ..we are proud

  4. lol
    July 16, 2012

    For real? da woman always echewing somewhere…watch alu group u know with dat defonsez.
    :twisted:

  5. gardez
    July 16, 2012

    THat blue fly not from Paix Bouche…What she know about culture?

  6. doe worry with name
    July 16, 2012

    My people, everything does not deserve a negative comment. If the young people are out there representing their country before millions who have never heard that Dominica exists we should be proud and give them maximum support. We do not need to put their personal lives in the public to try to put them down. They are in Korea working hard and not having a holiday. Let’s encourage them with our comments. This goes not only for them but for all others who are working hard to lift up the country. It is time that we stop the negative publicity about Dominica and Dominicans. There are many people out there ready our negativity (many not Dominicans) and forming opinions about us. Lets be positive. Let’s be supportive of our own people. Focus on the good that they are doing – irrespective of whether they are politician or pauper. Build up with your words and do not seek to break down. You may be there drawing assumptions and conclusions on situations for which you do not have the true story.

  7. Just Man
    July 15, 2012

    In every aspect of life today there is some sort of fraud, selfishness etc etc etc. No one today can be honest and fair. why? Only God Knows. thumbs up to ferrrol for his cultural brillance but why did he have to be so unfair to the real paix-bouchians who have been part of the group for so long, and taking his girlfriend on the trip? if he can do so dont let him manage the finance of the group. this is a clear indication that despite his cultural brillance he can be a fake, phony and above all a fraud. Anyway keep up the good work Paix-Bouche.

  8. Red Pen
    July 15, 2012

    Dominica needs to send Sisserou Singers away too!!

  9. jealous
    July 15, 2012

    GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I wish my village had a least one cultural group.

    GO PAIX BOUCHE MAKE DOMINICA PROUD.

  10. weezib
    July 14, 2012

    so where is their a guyanese flag in the background? seems like they’re also representing Guyana…

    • doe worry with name
      July 16, 2012

      The flags in the background are a power point presentation of all countries so the slides move every few seconds…understood?

  11. Watchful Eye
    July 14, 2012

    This is real positive vibes. Hope the youths are encouraged by this and emulate the pioneers. Youths you should be counted

  12. wongping
    July 14, 2012

    Michael,YOU have it in your blood.uncle steve is a musician at heart,and your gran’pa Fordie HOOPer(Rufford) loved music and could play the bamboo instrument.the only one who had that instrument selfmade.

  13. cadencelypso
    July 14, 2012

    PAIX BOUCHE is a cultural pépiniere and we know that long,only that some are afraid to invest in the youth.GREAT JOB .thank you for the representation.michael and the rest of the group may Jah bless you.we are proud of what you all continue to accomplish.keep on moving!!!

  14. RastarMan
    July 14, 2012

    But who is D Albino noh dat dere posing more dramatically dan dem main man and woman dem???

    Somebody tell mamzelle to go find har own culture nuh,,, Stcheewps!!!

  15. Anonymous
    July 13, 2012

    gr8 job

  16. Anonymous
    July 13, 2012

    I am in South Korea, I will give my support.

  17. cb mother
    July 13, 2012

    go paix bouch go dominica

  18. be real
    July 13, 2012

    AM happy for some,why a boy friend have to fly his woman all the way from florida come to dominca and give her the trip to korea. tell me is this real? AND THE SAD THING THE WOMAN NOT FROM PAIX BOUCHE NAH ANY WAY ALL U GO ALREADY SO ENJOY.

  19. mervin sainte luce
    July 13, 2012

    WOW PAIX BOUCHE ON THE MOVE.WE ARE N°ONE.BIG FOSS TO YOU GUYS.JAH BLESS

    • sphynx
      July 16, 2012

      LH you know we in paixbouche have lots of talent.only thing the confidence in the youth should be boosted more.

  20. July 13, 2012

    congratulations to mickeal and his troops for representing Paix- Bouche and Dominica so well.Indeed that a proud moment for us.
    However it is very unfair to the real Paix-Bouche Bele dancers like Sherian, Shana Amelia and even Vaider. One of them should be representing Paix-bouche and not Micheals girlfriend who is not from paixbouche and had to be taught to dance bele . These people has toiled to keep culture alive in paix bouche and to be left out of such a trip is unfair. The cultural division should take note of what is going on re these overseas trips.

  21. Zicack Girl
    July 13, 2012

    Congratulations, Paix Bouche; keep up the good work

  22. Come out clean
    July 13, 2012

    Paix-bouche going places. allyou know we massive. But Gingin how comes you go on trip ? Are you from PBouche. Micky where are all the PB patriots that struggled through the years? Dont you think they too deserved a trip to Korea? Shana, Sherian Amelia they all can dance and they struggled in bad and good times. You must be fair!
    And Jen Rosau, What is wrong with a Paix-bouche group going to perform internationally? You cannot deny Mickael has talent. So what? Wake up Paix=bouche!!!!

  23. July 13, 2012

    GO PAIX-BOUCHE !!! MAKE US PROUD

  24. Sharon V.
    July 13, 2012

    Wow!!! Look at my peeps and them!!! Shivering! Great job you guys – Represent US!!

  25. July 13, 2012

    congrats michael is always trying to promote our culture…..congratulations

  26. J X-G
    July 13, 2012

    This is a wonderfully positive opportunity to put Dominica on the map for its culture, instead of so many negative things being the first thing people hear or see relating to our country, particularly online. congrats to Paix Bouche for gettin the chance to represent us well.

    Mrs. GJ, looking good :)

  27. hmmmm
    July 13, 2012

    wicked!

  28. TRUE RASTA
    July 12, 2012

    but miki u cld bring me we…..i wld well njoy that ….have lol we are all proud of you good job

  29. pa la
    July 12, 2012

    north korea nxt? did we just make enimies with pyon yong

  30. July 12, 2012

    congrats to my paix-Bouche pals, keep DA on the big screen.

  31. Juliette Cuffy
    July 12, 2012

    Well done job to the Paix Bouche Cultural Group. Congratulation!!!!! Big up to the Dominican Massives who made this 2012 EXPO possible in South Korea displaying Dominica culture…..
    I’m proud of you

  32. SHORTBOY
    July 12, 2012

    PAIXBOUCH MASIVE!!!

  33. Anonymous
    July 12, 2012

    Well done lads and lasses. You kept your village, Dominica and yourself alive. Have fun and good work

  34. July 12, 2012

    Big up Paix Bouche Cultural group.That’s big.

  35. J/A
    July 12, 2012

    what is that a group of people pappy-showing them selves overseas people of d/a lets face it culture not bringing any thing to this country

    • doe worry with name
      July 13, 2012

      and your negativity bringing something to our country??? let the people represent their country and make a name for themselves. big them up instead of cutting them down they are from YOUR country…people like you are just thorns in the side of Dominica :-x

      • Zicack Girl
        July 13, 2012

        Well said

    • Clown
      July 13, 2012

      For your information, there was a special invitation extended to Dominica to have a Cultural Group perform just as all other countries were given the opportunity and is doing same. You are truely an envious person based on your remarks. Shame on u

    • cadencelypso
      July 14, 2012

      you are a real….hole

    • Midget
      July 15, 2012

      :twisted: I :-x :oops: :mrgreen: Your initial says it all about. You are are real Moron and I don’t think yourbarebreally from DA.

  36. RC
    July 12, 2012

    Congratulations to Mikael and the other troopers. Keep Dominica flag flying. You guys are the real patriots and ambassadors

  37. tect nee cal lity
    July 12, 2012

    Our culture so rich,anywhere our cultural group would perform, they always WOW their audience.
    Now is the time to get the six form singers,headed by aunty Pearl Christian to some international gig to put a brighter face of Dominica out there.
    politics taking us nowhere, let the cultural artist do the trick.

    • CIA on the watch
      July 13, 2012

      and we forget Ophlia Gorden Henderson and exile one, wck, they too did their best and still doing their best to promote Dominica culture

      • Anonymous
        July 13, 2012

        Yes we shouldn’t forget them, but these people have already made their name. IT’S TIME FOR THE NEW GENERATION TO STEP UP AND TAKE OUR CULTURE FORWARD!!! I’m sure Ophelia, Gordon and all the others wouldn’t mind passing on the torch to this group. GO PBCG!!!

  38. Noted
    July 12, 2012

    How dat happen? Bodie what going on

    • Anonymous
      July 13, 2012

      And what is that supposed to mean, may I ask?

  39. Not a herd follower
    July 12, 2012

    Congrats to the Paix Bouche Cultural Group, one of the very few dynamic groups in Dominica. Keep going guys and gals.

  40. D/ca all the way
    July 12, 2012

    Way to go!!! Proud of all of you

  41. Dramatist
    July 12, 2012

    Miki,

    You are a real champion!

  42. Derp
    July 12, 2012

    I love Korea :D

  43. blay
    July 12, 2012

    Awesome!

  44. ME
    July 12, 2012

    As Défin Wolf would say, “Wakeup Paix Bouche!”
    Making Dominica proud.

  45. KD Alexander
    July 12, 2012

    i know you guys will represent well. praises to the cultural city of Dominica; paix Bouche. PXB all day!!!

    • Anonymous
      July 13, 2012

      You alone that missing we KD.

  46. paix bouche in n. y
    July 12, 2012

    now thats big ..go paixbouche

  47. Piedra
    July 12, 2012

    gin gin you sure u from paix bouche lol. ,, hope you all enjoyed the trip. its a worth while experience. keep up the good work Mickael.

  48. Jean Paix-bouche
    July 12, 2012

    Good Job Guys. Represent!! Paix-Bouche Massive!!

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