Ophelia, la Grande Dame de la Musique Antillaise, has finally released the DVD of her performance at the 2012 World Creole Music Festival.
Readers of DNO would already have seen one of the songs from the concert “Son Tambour La” penned by renowned songwriter Gordon Henderson a couple months ago. In this song OPHELIA delivers a stunning performance in a duet with Webster Marie , winner of the first ever Cadence-lypso competition.
One of the highlights of the DVD is another duet performed by OPHELIA and Michele Henderson of a medley of classic Dominican Cadence-lypso hits closely associated with the late Jeff Joe to whom last year’s festival was dedicated. In addition to the DVD a CD is also available of the live performance.
The DVD features Cornell Phillip on lead Keyboards, Brent Samuel on Rhythm keyboards, Jason “Froggy” Joseph on drums, Jerry “Eric Clapton” Moulon on guitar, Roland Delsol jr on Bass and Alain Dracius of Martinique on percussion. Back ground vocals are by Webster Marie, Freda Blaize and Carlyn Xavier.
The live sound was engineered by Sean Shillingford of Gator sounds while audio post production and video editing is by Mc Carthy MARIE.
For further information on acquiring copies of the DVD and/or the CD please call 4483438; 6168000 or 6154300.
A clip of part of the medley performed by OPHELIA and Michele Henderson on the DVD can be viewed here.