The annual Jazz ‘n Creole Festival has grown by leaps and bounds starting with 600 patrons to over 2500 last year, o Director of Tourism, Colin Piper has said.
He made the announcement at the first Jazz ‘n Creole press conference for 2019.
The 10th Annual Jazz ‘n Creole is expected to take place from May the 3rd to the 5th at the Cabrits National Park in Portsmouth.
“The event, Jazz ‘n Creole has grown by leaps and bounds starting with 600 patrons to over 2500 last year,” Piper said. “We anticipate similar crowds and that’s a testament to the residents of Dominica who have embraced that event and really continue to support it.”
The Tourism Director encouraged public support to help grow the event.
“And so we look for that support this year and ask that your messaging, your communication, your amplification of all things Jazz continue and have even increased this year as it is our 10th Anniversary and we want to continue to see the event grow,” he stated.
Jazz ‘n Creole organizers anticipate that people residing in Dominica will make their way Portsmouth for that weekend, Piper said, “but more important, we want you to message your friends outside of Dominica.”
Piper also called on residents of Dominica to not only be local ambassadors, but ambassadors of the event and ambassadors for the destination, “and all the natural and other things nature-oriented, things that can happen in Dominica during that weekend.”
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Imagine how big our festivals could grow if we had proper air access?
wonder what Duncan Stowe’s role was in that press briefing.
Must be his sideline because he not making enough selling passports?
The festival is a good thing but why you make it clash with the festival in Marigot that had its date long before you? Is it because your festival is sponsored by the one-man government and what he says goes? Sorry but I find you could have arranged that better for everyone to have an equal chance. I know that one-man to be very vindictive and that is not good for Dominica.
The traditional date clashes with the big blues festival in Marie Galante https://terredeblues.com/fr/ and many of the Patrons and artists that would come here end up there because it has more history, size and reputation.. There is no other dry season Bank Holiday weekend available so…
Colin not sure how you keep this job year over year with dismal performance.
Dominica is in an economic slump and getting worse for the last 10 years.
Therefore communities are finding ways to spur economical development in their community despite GOVT miserable economic failure. Knowing that, you and your team decide to compete with an establish 13 year event like May Fest in Marigot for the same weekend.
If we had a strong economical basin and high disposable income I would turn the other cheek but the majority of Dominicans are poor and don’t have monies to attend both events in one weekend.
You and friends may have ….so these are the lenses you use to make decision.
Whoever pays the Piper calls the tune.
If it has then no thanks to you lot. Always blowing your own trumpet.