Planning for WCMF 2023 already begun; increased turn-out expected

Night one of WCMF 2022

Tourism Minister Denise Charles has announced that planning has begun for the staging of the 23rd Edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) this year.

She made the announcement during an interview with State-Owned Radio DBS.

“The planning has begun, we actually have a committee which has met and has proposed the line-up and so we are in the process of finalizing things, putting systems in place,” Charles said.

She stated also that this year’s event is expected to be bigger than last year’s festival since, “many more people learned about our creole festival last year and already have booked their tickets to come.”

“We already have challenges with access to the country, so we are working with some airlines to have charter services,” she said. “…I’m hoping between a month or two we can announce some other air services, so people from the US [United States] market could come to Dominica for the World Creole Music Festival.”

She said the public will be kept informed about the event.

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  1. dissident
    May 8, 2023

    Sometimes it appears like fete takes center stage over bread!!!
    De way we does make sure we market fete……as compared to our fresh clean water.
    Our benefit is to open an apt in de yard for airbnb.
    There’s not much Creole culture in what is presented on Stage……that’s just a normal music festival…..we struggling to outperform other caricom members with de I excusable over ambitious price tags for artists to perform for 1 hour

  2. WeThePeople
    May 8, 2023

    It might be me, but as if Denise makes it sound like it’s not the normal thing to do, start planning early.

    In the midst of all the planning and even a line up, Denise should let us know about the revenue and expenditure for hosting the festival. And whether all suppliers of goods and services have been paid etc….

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  3. Resilient
    May 8, 2023

    Planning for WCMF should have begun right after the last one ended. This festival is named “WORLD” creole music festival not Caribbean creole music festival. Thus you want to market and target this festival to the world. People all the way from Germany should be interested in coming to Dominica. By June of this year this festival should be in full swing of marketing and ticket sales should already be up. The full line-up should be announced and accommodations should already be available. Flyers and Posters should be placed at strategic places esp our sea and airport. The biggest joke of all that is the FACT that we DO NOT have an international airport. At most, the main visitors will come from the Caribbean.

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  4. Wonderer
    May 6, 2023

    I fully understand that planning is a wise thing for failing to plan is a plan to fail. I also realize that the annual WCMF is Domica’s premiere tourism showpiece and therefore warrants as much publicity as possible.

    At the end of the day or the end of the week in the case of the WCMF, Dominicans still have another 51 weeks to grapple with the challenges of navigating through their daily lives. What are the plans to address the plight of struggling Dominicans before, during and after the WCMF?

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