Preparations underway for 2nd edition of ‘Independence Gopwell’

Plans are in place for the staging of the second edition of ‘Independence Gopwell’ this year.

The event, also known as the official Creole in the Park (CITP) after party, is scheduled to take place at The Strip on the Loubiere Highway on Wednesday, October 23rd from 9:00 p.m.

“The show was created for locals and Diasporas alike,” Organizer of the event, Dane ‘Danejahdane’ Smalling told Dominica News Online during an interview on Friday. “Normally my active season in events will take place in April, but during that the Diasporans are not around.”

Smalling, who is Jamaica-born and now a Dominican citizen, explained that they [the Diasporans] always complained about the timing of the show, “so last year I decided to give them exactly what they wanted because they know after Creole in the Park, a bar lime alone that existed before, now we are trying to give people places to go and things to do.”

According to him, for foreigners who are visiting Dominica for the first time, “we want to give them a very good experience of the culture and the country itself as it relates to entertainment.”

A number of regional and local Dj’s will form part of the line-up for the event. This year, performances will come from DJ Private Ryan from Trinidad who is known as the number one Soca DJ in the world and DJ Puffy from Barbados who is the Red Bull freestyle champion, while the local Dj’s will include Midian Pacquette, unstoppable DJs, Dj MJ, Dj Snow, and DaneJaDane.

The Independence Gopwel line up will include

Bouyon artistes such as Trilla G and Reo, will also form part of the event.

Smalling is encouraging the public to purchase their early bird tickets, available until Friday, October 4th for $30, “after that it goes up to $40.”

“VIP tickets are limited and [are] 70 % booked out already because we are only catering for a certain number. So they are being encouraged to purchase their VIP tickets as soon as possible,” Smalling said.

V.I.P is $200 all-inclusive of drinks and food.

Smalling revealed that there will be a special invited guest who will be preparing food for the V.I.P, Jamaica’s number one seafood chef, Evrol Ebanks.

Tickets are available at Bull’s Eye Pharmacy, DEPEX Color Lab, OnePot and Ezbuy.

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  1. June
    September 30, 2019

    So whats it in the name gopwell allu couldnt find a better name then. Allu have me trying my best to explain to my 10 year old what is gopwell..he likes tò read and he came across independent gopwell. U all dont think of the youndnones at all. They are our future leaders.

    • Waypapa
      September 30, 2019

      True dat june…sick guys smh

  2. God-fearing
    September 29, 2019

    Too much fete in this country! During these times people consume lots of alcohol – this is the Devil’s glory. Too much hypocrisy also…God is not mocked; whatsoever the country soweth, this it will reap.

  3. dee
    September 29, 2019

    Allu forgetting de dengue issue .
    I know of three persons who just returned from visiting and all three had to be admitted straight into hospital , with all of the symptoms published by the ministry of health . Sadly one has vowed never to set foot in Dominica again , not if she can help it .She claimed the horrors of getting into the Island by air, then the tribulations of getting out, even when ill, is a life changing experience and REALLY NOT WORTH IT. I cannot but sympathize with her.
    Allu, look out for that celebration coming up, we have more to hear . GOD HELP US .

  4. dee
    September 29, 2019

    Allu will pay ein for all that sewo dere.
    Time will tell ;everybody seem to want to exploit someone else
    bluffing them that the good times must roll forever .

  5. Kalinago Justice
    September 29, 2019

    WCMF was is one of the biggest abominable errors on that slave plantation mentality island!!!

  6. Kalinago Justice
    September 28, 2019

    :?: There’s too much of sewo during that time of year, instead of an educating of the people!!!

    • Zandoli
      September 29, 2019

      Too late. Dominicans are more concerned about the here and now than about their future. They have no problem demanding and accepting their $5000 from Skerrit, but the fact that they might die from a minor ailment because the hospital is lacking basic amenities does not bother them. Let the people eat their cake.

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