Part one of WCMF line-up announced


The Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) has announced part one of its line-up for the 23rd edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).

The announcement was made during a launch party held at the Anchorage Hotel in Castle Comfort on Friday night.

The festival is scheduled to take place from October 27 to 29, 2023 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Forecourt.

In the Cadence Lypso segment performances will come from the number one Compa Band in Dominica, the Extasy Band, Cadence Legend Gordon Henderson, Princess of Song Michele Henderson, and Kings of Cadence from South City Grandbay Midnight Groovers.

In the Zouk All Stars segment NJIE from Guadeloupe will grace the stage at this year’s festival. Performance will also come from Medhy Custos, Joelle Ursull, and Jean Luc Guanel.

In the Compa segment, Haitian Compa band Tabou Combo will form part of the line-up followed by VAYB.

Forming part of the Soca segment, no stranger to the WCMF stage will be Trinidad and Tobago Soca artiste Patrice Roberts. Also to perform is Jamaican artiste Andrae Hugh Sutherland, known professionally as Popcaan, King of Soca from Trinidad and Tobago Machel Montano, and Jamaican Reggae singer Beres Hammond.

In the AfroBeat segment, One of today’s most exciting African artists and superstars, Joeboy.

And finally the Bouyon segment, performances will come from Bouyon Ambassador from Dominica Asa Bantan and well-known Dominican Bouyon band Triple K International.

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  1. Ibo France
    July 31, 2023

    This is what the First Lady has her expertise in – sewo. Her contribution in the mad house ( parliament) was quite comical.

    I am paraphrasing here. Her argument was that Dominica’s eco on omg is very strong. She based her argument on the ‘sellout’ of VIP tickets at entertainment functions organised in Dominica. If Roosevelt is the StarBoy of stupidity, she is definitely the StarGirl of idiocy.

    With comical characters like her, as a member of parliament, it’s no surprise that Dominica is going to ruins.

  2. Superstar
    July 31, 2023

    This was the last and most devastating blow to the people of Dominica both here and abroad. For another year if the organisers can’t afford the festival and coming up with these just to fill in the blacks kind of thing they need to park up and run. That’s very embarrassing after all these years the organisers just can’t seem to get it right ESPECIALLY after the 2022 world creole music very poor festival. Big shame.

  3. PanCaribbean
    July 30, 2023

    Love the mix👍.

    I would like to see at least one of days become a day-night event; where it is more a festival atmosphere and not just a concert. Which could feature cuisine, art and small craft budding entrepreneurs(like agro-processing and fashion).

  4. Let's Face It
    July 29, 2023

    I know you will add one more Bouyon band, so, no pressure.

    • Pat
      July 31, 2023

      Are you sending a Signal? No pun intended :wink:

  5. dissident
    July 29, 2023

    It doesn’t appear like you all put much money in dat dis year nuh!!!!?
    These are the major artists in de line up?
    I hope you bring down de price on de ticket for dat!

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