Zouk heavy-weight Kassav among line-up for WCMF 2013

Zouk legend Kassav is among the line-up for WCMF 2013
Zouk legend Kassav is among the line-up for WCMF 2013

The Dominica Festivals Committee has officially unveiled part of its line-up for the 17th edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF), to be hosted at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October 2013.

The Festival was launched at the Krazy Koconutz on Monday evening and among those in the line up is Zouk pioneer, Kassav.

The line-up also includes Fitzroy Williams, Marchel Montano, soca king of Trinidad; Busy Signal of Jamaica; Tito Puente Jr, Latin jazz musician; Nigerian group Bracket; Carimi and Nu Look of Haiti; zouk artistes Jean-Marc Ferdinand, Patrice Haulman and Alex Alexie, and zouk love crooner Orlane.

Local talents set to appear include Triple Kay and a number of calpysonians such King Dice, Tasha P , Daddy Chess, Hunter and Daryl Bobb.

The rest of the line-up will be announced at a later date.

At the launch it was revealed that visitors to the festival spend a total of $2.5-million in Dominica.

Chairman of the Discover Dominica Authority, Beniot Bardouille, described WCMF as an “important event” which helps in bringing out the talent “of our people and our country.”

Telecommunications giant, Digicel, is a Gold partner in WCMF 2013 while Discover Dominica Authority is the Headline partner and The government of Dominica is the Presenting partner.

 

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114 Comments

  1. complicated
    October 29, 2013

    hmmmmmmmmmm montano was the best

  2. Anonymous
    August 21, 2013

    my brodaaa… CK ALL THE WAY…. Where you at?!

  3. GWADA RESIDENT
    August 13, 2013

    ASA TO END NIGHT THREE.(3)

  4. stupes
    July 31, 2013

    Trinidad world creole music festival!!!!!!its time for natile clark to go…she killin our carnival slowly n look now the festival!!!!

  5. Dominica
    July 30, 2013

    the article simply said “The rest of the line-up will be announced at a later date” but i still waiting to hear “MIDNIGHT GROOVERS”

    • Annon
      July 31, 2013

      Groovers early in the show, not at 5-6 AM. Nasio should be there too, he was Big last time and boosted the show,

  6. Anonymous
    July 30, 2013

    We need nasio fi real wow sad : 8) 8)

  7. true dominican
    July 30, 2013

    WERE is ASA? Are u all mad asa played gawda four times for the year an france twice ,again ASA was the only band from Dominica in the bouyon fest in st maritin with kassav an carimi,an u all don’t have the man on the line up,what are u all thinking ,tell me wat I don’t. KNOW

    • Piti fo
      July 30, 2013

      ASA is in Grand- bay so chill out he might be on never know it’s not your command relax

    • stone cold
      August 13, 2013

      I agree..where’s Asa and too much noise and one chorus from Triple Kay..waste of time now..

  8. Worried
    July 30, 2013

    Isn’t there any other artists from Trinidad or Barbados to come down for fest… What happen to Patrice, What happen to Denise Belfon, What happen to Crazy, and the others. Machel Montano always there nonsense i 0bject to that

    • Zakolic
      July 31, 2013

      If you can’t help to make it look good don’t comment on what happen and why isn’t those two comments are for the sponsor’s it is to much pettiness

  9. concerned
    July 30, 2013

    Where is Midnight Grooves, for real? I mean come on.Wcmf is ours. Midnight Grooves should be there every year.What is their problem na?

  10. ck maniac
    July 30, 2013

    WE THE PEOPLE are fully upset with the non inclusion of our top groups in the WCMF 2K13 where is our beloved WCK, MICHELLE, OPHELIA, MIGHTY SOLO, SWINGING STARS, NASIO, GROOVERS…..WHY Ms MEADE…YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY IS it that you continue to squeeze in TNT acts and we not having our STARS;;;;;;This could never happen in TNT……WE NOT FOOLS;;;;;;;AS was said WCK is our pride and joy…..push in another TRINI GROUP next year….we looking on…..

    • SLOW AS QUICK
      August 1, 2013

      Really we love our local groups but we must remember the people who come’s the most to the WCMF are from Guadeloupe and Martinique and they are not coming to the WCMF for any of our local groups and 80 % of them are coming for Jamaican, American, Haitian,African and also for some French groups and 10 to 15 % for Soca and Bouyon so if we want a good turn out you have to give the people what they wand and if we depend on our own people to come to the shows, this shall be the end of Salamond Zayid

      • Teacher
        August 10, 2013

        Crap! WCK not on this line up is an injustice. I’m Dominican, I don’t live in Dominica but anytime CK comes to Anguilla or SXM is a mash up. Thats our culture…This is what we must promote, other acts included are good but our bands should be a shoe in and a must! especially CK, Midnight Grovers and Nasio… These 3 are international acts not just local. Stand up for your own and stop trying to act smart…. dummy!

      • cold
        August 13, 2013

        I COULDNT AGREE MORE..BRING A BAND FROM SOUTH AMERICA..

  11. EeeeMAN
    July 30, 2013

    best LIME take over WCMF
    CERTAIN Jeffrey BAPTISTE would ve done a better job. look at how they treat WCK groovers swinging stars nasio fontaine and that TRINI so bold face she bringing another TRINI MACHEL and SHE well GAY about this.
    wat WCK Do all you people. WE WANT OUR CK CK CK and EXILE ONE

  12. SHOCKSMAN
    July 30, 2013

    WCK is the PRIDE AND JOY OF MODERN DOMINICAN MUSIC…….why the disrespect
    which MACHEL for what,,,dem people don’t respect da

  13. hi
    July 30, 2013

    geeeeeze ALLLU NOT respecting the WCK BAND
    WAIT ALLU WILL SEEE

  14. helllo
    July 30, 2013

    NO WCK NO FESTIVAL
    simple as dat

    • Teacher
      August 10, 2013

      I agree! NO CK….NO FESTIVAL….CK DIE NU….You want to see pple from sxm, gwada, martinique, Anguilla, get on to CK….Allu better get dem on de line up quick! NO CK….NO FESTIVAL…Wait and see

  15. WCK
    July 30, 2013

    raspek wck

  16. WATCH DOG
    July 30, 2013

    every year is the same struggle for midnight groovers to get on the line-up of the WCMF.Collin Piper is the one that don’t like Groovers.They want Grovers to perform magic on stage for very little money while they pay the forieng band all the big money and stil don’t worry how they perform. they are going to have dice performing with 2 different band as lead vocals while chubby and groovers cannot find a spot. where in these world you can have Dice as your leading cadence band for the festival? because the man try to do something with Fitsroy William all thing he is big in Cadance music, must be crazy.Any way do all you do, but one day it will hunt all you down. Chubby and Groovers as done a lot for music and culture in these Country and that is what they getting for there effort today. God is good all the time and all the time God is good.

    • Tri-State Beauty
      July 30, 2013

      You don’t have to bite into Dice to make an appeal for Groovers and demand respect for Chubby. Piper has serious issues, but don’t disrespect Dice or any other artist. Eventually when the elders who we treasure hang it up, the music has to go one, the culture has to survive.

      • Tyre hit de road
        July 30, 2013

        Tri-State Beauty that’s a very very sensible statement
        Dice is All Dominican we want to see Dice perform even if he does his performance with more than one band. Even if you are not a fan of Dice he still has a family to support (yes lots of money are paid to foreign bands/performances. Some of them have not even heard of CADENCE-LYPSO) This just highlight the Potential of Dominican Musicians/Performers So Dice needs to Perform and so does Midnight Grooves . And yes Dominicans really have a say. I believe Groovers,WCK and Trippe K have earned their place in the Festival; That’s a “NO BRAINIER”

    • Hmmm
      July 30, 2013

      You should get your facts straight before you barbel like a fool on an issue you clearly have no idea about.

  17. July 30, 2013

    this is total disrespect for the pioneers of bouyoun music wck.WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN DIS COUNTRY WHERE IS MIDNIGHT GROOVERS AND WE FORGET JEFF JOE ALREADY,DERE WAS SO MUCH HYPE LAST YEAR.

  18. Miami crew
    July 30, 2013

    A few of us will be coming down for festival but believe me if WCK and Midnight Grovers is not on the line up we will think twice,,,U all need to have more respect for what is yours ,Trinidad Can never have a show and Marchel Montano is not Highlighted..

    TIME TO SHOWCASE WHAT IS YOURS,,
    Festival is not this administration Brain child so they don’t have that vision…

    • Anthony Ismael
      July 30, 2013

      Amen.

  19. WHERE EXILE/ WCK
    July 30, 2013

    WHEN was the last time that any Dominican Band was invited to perform in TRINIDAD ? The last time Machel Montano performed in DA it was quite poor and his group was ill-dressed etc. I guess GLO_SHOW ……

    However we continue to recycle the same groups such what has happened to TABOU COMBO, swinging stars, WCK, and the legendary EXILE ONE.

    We continue to allow foreigners to block our eyes and pay no serious regards to our icons. We no longer have Grammacks and no respect for ING CHUBBY.

    Can we continue to brush OPHELIA aside and bring on a TRIPLE K band which has lyrics which brings down young women and is of a highly immoral nature. How do we fight AIDS with such lewd lrics ? But such a band is given a platform to spread its unfortunate venominous message unto the minds of our youths.
    What about the SIXTH FORM SISSEROU SINGERS and also a GOSPEL THURSDAY NIGHT, IF NOT HAVING A foster XAVIER on show and other Gospel groups from Da and the region.

  20. Hans
    July 30, 2013

    I like the Line Up – a good blend. I love Kassav for ever but I am a bit tired of hearing Kassav do the same songs over and over at every show. With the number of great albums Kassav should come with a new repertoire to exclude zouke La se sel medikama. So many great songs by kassav . They should look to perform some of Patrick St Eloi songs – like apre zouke la la aller.

    Carimi, Nu Look, Magnum Band ( magnum Bend bend bend la sel defewance)a great mélange. I just wish we had a something magnum band, shah shah or Kope clowe.. Nu Look is a wonderful band – not sure how they are doing without lead singer Pipo and lead guitar player Ti Papi who was is a very good guitar player.
    I am not a fan of the Marshel Montano music but I like the work that he put into his shows. The last time I saw Montano at the WCMF I was annoyed by what was to me just loud noise with good stage choreography but then I could see that the younger folks were having a great time.

    I would love to see Steel Pulse or a Juan Luis Gera from the Dominican republic but that is just me.

    I am a huge fan of jazz just not sure how Tito Puente Jr is going to blend in . Unless heplays a number of up tempo salsa grooves.

    All that said – I like the line up thus far.

    • Super 8 Committe
      July 31, 2013

      This is one of of the most sensible comments I’ve read here. Seriously guys, the show is expected to have an an international which places the onus on the festival committee to do all in their power to ensure this. I have no doubt that this line up will be achieve this.

      It is my view that Dominicans simply cannot expect their local acts take main stage year after year after year…seriously? While there is no denying that WCK is a great band and should have been included, does Chubby have that international appeal to replace a band like Kassav? Btw do Dominicans actually come out to support them? I Think not! I distinctly remember that Midnight Groovers poorly representing themselves in 2012 and by the time they took the stage the Windies cricket team could have played an ODI with very little obstruction.

      In our call for justice, equity and freedom we must continue to strive for excellence. It is only when we continue to reinvent ourselves as Marchel Mantano HD has done then and only then can we cry foul. Until such time, we ought to applaud the organizing committee on a good start.

  21. fogc
    July 30, 2013

    fog up the place…. she ready…. life of the party … vibes cant done … machel ……

    • HomeAlone
      July 30, 2013

      Possessed by machal great tune!!

    • Cumfreda
      July 30, 2013

      U right u foging up de place.. Oh oh it smells..LOL WHOSSSSSSSSSSS

  22. Rule
    July 30, 2013

    Can anyone explain how a garbage band like triple kay can make the cut and a legend like Midnight Groovers did not.?

    • aimie
      July 30, 2013

      i totally agree with you a midnight groovers can never go wrong.

  23. woopie
    July 30, 2013

    Wait a minute, one article said just over 2000 visitors came to dominica for the fest, and now they saying those visitors spend over 2.5 million, somebody needs to check their calculation buddy.

    • Anonymous
      July 30, 2013

      you do the math, just under $1K,/pp.

    • Roz
      July 30, 2013

      That’s about 1,250 per person. Very reasonable, given that people rent rooms, they rent vehicles, they buy food and drink, some do big shopping for their local families. I can see how that is spent easily

  24. african queen
    July 30, 2013

    where is nasio fountain looking forward to coming for my first time love the line up and i always wanted to see Kassav so am in my holiday was due in august so i hope i get to switch with a co worker but again i got a very nice boss here i come nature isle.

  25. Great
    July 30, 2013

    The line up is fine, but is missing a WAW factor and as always we as Dominicans are proud of the creole fest, but the committee over the years has been seemed to neglect the true meaning behind the creole festival. There are so many French bands and it seems like we almost have the same bands every year, Haiti alone has many bands that perform internationally that I haven’t seen on the line up, like Zin, 10-4 etc. Also, in Africa, Solo Sita etc. I think the festivals committee need someone who actually is a music lover, and when I say music lover, I mean someone who appreciates the entire art form in its entirty, from rap down to cadence, compas, etc, to really spice up this festival and attract the crowd that it once could. I attend the festival every year and I hope that the bands can come on one after the other, the breaks between the bands are sometimes too long and makes ppl bored out of their minds. And for the people who say that WCK and KKK should not be on there, I object, do you guys see the other islands leaving out their own people? NO, because it is an opportunity to gain exposure and make a name for themselves. come on people lets support our own

  26. Francis Chicago
    July 30, 2013

    For those who know real music the Congo.koffi olomide werrson.

  27. bamsee
    July 30, 2013

    Like the line up but Kassav has been to the festival too often let us have other bands like Taboo Combo, Skak Shah, Magnum. Let the bands like KKK and CK showcase at Creole in the park. I don’t want to have to pay so much to see these bands lets see something new that’s what it is all about.

    • woopie
      July 30, 2013

      so true

    • aimie
      July 30, 2013

      respect

  28. DA strong
    July 30, 2013

    Respect to WCMF,this partial list looks good,But please consider the Dominican artists out there in the international, they need a brake on the DA stage.Hope when wadix goes to Chicago i hope he can make some recomemdation to you guys.There are lots of Good Dominican bands out there doing good.Don’t wait till they make it big to recognise them.
    Example; Grammy Nominated, ‘Wailers’,with a Dominican Desmond ‘Bumbs’Hyson writing and playing a major part in this group need a brake on this stage,there are others like Martindale, playing cadance and i can go on,But i will rest my case.Thank you.

  29. My take
    July 30, 2013

    Another year and still no Nasio Fontaine. A prophet is never welcome in his own land.

    C’est tout!!!

    • Dominica_Lover
      July 30, 2013

      Mwen pa kwè Nasio Fontaine ka chanté en kréyòl. Si’y ka i sa vini, mè si pa ka, ma sav komen yó sa maité’y en fèt Kréyòl !

    • True dat
      July 30, 2013

      Lots of people always wonder about Nasio and why he is never there.

  30. BOUYON
    July 30, 2013

    yah man finally mr gwada in the festival. respek to benz and djflip and there crew.

  31. Bouyon
    July 30, 2013

    Excuse me but am i missing something. First i would like to say that the festival committee thus far has put forward a rather interest lineup but for some reason i’m feeling like the Jay is half empty.

    The festival was created to bring the world to Dominica while showcasing of very own local talent so that they to will be give the chance to showcase their talent on a global stage among the worlds best entertainers. Having said this, i’m sadden that its only Triple Kay from Dominica thats currently on the lineup…The Champion of Cadence Midnight Groovers and the pioneer of Bouyon WCK Band are not given the chance to grace the biggest stage on their island.

    Its a disgrace to have so many international artist gracing our stage and not allowing our very own to be part of this show!!! The festival is missing the point…If the likes of CK and Groovers cannot make it to their own festival how then do we expect anything from them. My wish is ck don’t grace the road for independence street jam this coming season…….

    • d/can
      July 30, 2013

      but you cant read!! that’s just a fewwwwww….rest will be announced at a later date.

    • Natural Beauty
      July 30, 2013

      Ou paka tan the rest of the line-up will be announced at a later date? Take your time to read before jumping to conclusions! WCK will be on the line-up!

      • Teacher
        August 10, 2013

        I agree, if they are not i won’t be coming….i will come to DA to see my fam but we will boycott fest!

    • see
      July 30, 2013

      oh sush…im not gonna pay all dat money to go to a festival with only local artists..bands like kkk, ck etc have jams all over d place all d time than im able to go to..its a world festival n not a dominica festival..so theres no need to pull in all d dominican artists..stupes

    • headmaster
      July 30, 2013

      you either donse blind or just cant read.

  32. sphinx
    July 30, 2013

    kassav is always number one.but the zouk love artists is a big question???????they don’t move the crowd!!

    • lol
      July 30, 2013

      The problem seems to be that we don’t listen to zouk as we did before so we do not know a lot of the new songs and artists, the dj’s play what they like and this would explain why the zouk love artists brought in are very slow tempo, often with hits of 15 years ago so we can identify them. Meanwhile the ‘main promoter’ stands on the stage on introduce them with a big grin and hug to the ‘don’t know’ Dcan public in the park. lol.
      Secondly many people do not understand what the songs are saying even if we speak creole, again we don’t know the zouk!
      Sad that lots of new budding artists from gwada and martinique are left out and we lose out on the portuguese power house of new franco-portuguese rhythms and voices.
      Njie, Talina, Fanny, Milca, Kaysha, Elizio, Nelson Freitas, Nichols, Warren…. : W**** wah gwan????!!!

  33. Anonymous
    July 30, 2013

    I LOVE KASSAV!

  34. jacqui
    July 30, 2013

    kasav is my favorite of all times. we are talking creole and these guys can rock the world esp jacob. wck must be there, that is domnica for us. peace n love.

  35. Jamin
    July 30, 2013

    Where is Asa Bantan? Tell me someone where is the Bantan on the line up?????????????????

    What is happening????
    We want the Bantan on the line up…………….

  36. WM Anonymous
    July 29, 2013

    Natalie Clarke… Trinidad has a potentially large market, a major promotional campaign must be done there in collaboration with Machel Montano. The campaign must take the format of a fete at a popular night spot. Block parties in san fernando, arima, and, port of spain.

    Also negotiate with Caribbean Airlines to place at least 2 dash8s or 2 ATRs on a direct Trinidad to Dominica schedule during the season.

    There is need to undertake an early WCFM campaign in trinidad with travel agents, target the many hiking clubs and other social clubs. Organize packages with local hotels and tour operators…

    This is a great opportunity… take advantage of it… :wink:

    • Anonymous
      July 30, 2013

      17 yrs and going today you are trying to direct/advice people….?if your point was of so much importance, and you saw the need to contribute your input, it should have been a private comment/email…don’t allow others to laugh at you…your impute may have been a good idea BUT, time and place…

    • spoil
      July 30, 2013

      omg i wish more Dominicans would leave comments like this one

    • Tri-State Beauty
      July 30, 2013

      @ WM Anonymous and that my dear deserves a round of applause. I like that :-P

  37. PERFECTION
    July 29, 2013

    I AM THERE ONCE GOD GIVES ME LIFE! esp for MM!

  38. Jbfox
    July 29, 2013

    Wck need to find another name they are not ck,they can’t the original music like most bands do with there music.

    • grell
      July 30, 2013

      good idea but they just need to get a good vocalist to sing the old tunes,ego problems has made this band lost all the respect all over the world.guys get back together all the time,but those guys needs to grow up.

  39. Real
    July 29, 2013

    Where Asa Banton ??

    • stupsss
      July 30, 2013

      well wait nor how u aggressive so nor

  40. poe-ki-toe
    July 29, 2013

    oh by the way, I would like to reccommend to LIME for CITP 2k13 that they try to book P-Square :-D yah I think I’ll take leave we for d creole season

  41. poe-ki-toe
    July 29, 2013

    I love the lineup…one local band missing to make it superb for me though…FANATIK! They’re a great versatile band and I’ll go any night they playing

  42. Anonymous
    July 29, 2013

    No ck nooo fEstival

  43. Among us
    July 29, 2013

    Carimi is a has-been band. Please stop bringing Carimi to the festival.

  44. Cya wait
    July 29, 2013

    Awesome kassav, marchel and busy signal wooossssshhhhhh but one thing missing wii. Wck

  45. Anonymous
    July 29, 2013

    Only people missing on the line-up is p-square. But I in dat like white on rice

  46. July 29, 2013

    see all dat money prople spending after dey still saying dey doe making money…hmmm looking forward to it

    • July 30, 2013

      Check the amount to bring them band to DA the expense you have to look into why we Dominican are like that

  47. July 29, 2013

    please complet the lineup with some localbands so that will be less hotel expence because every year uall are complain about profit.

  48. Nudibranch
    July 29, 2013

    please ensure that all artistes have the relevant information on their websites and facebook pages. Even if it’s one night only, we still flying you down and paying you, kindly advertise the fact on your social media and web pages.

  49. village girl
    July 29, 2013

    wooowwwwwwwwwww nice!….season ticket fo’ sure!!

  50. Merecedes
    July 29, 2013

    line looking up!

    • SLOW AS QUICK
      July 29, 2013

      You know Kassav is a great Caribbean musical group and they have played the most in Dominica as an international group and there are other great groups who have not performed as many times like they have and have recognized Dominica in a song and there are also some Famous Dominica Musicians who are given lest as much support from the WKMV.

  51. wonderland
    July 29, 2013

    Finally Machel Montano !!

    • doh do dat
      July 30, 2013

      Machel has been there before, it’s his second time around.

  52. big mike
    July 29, 2013

    they can try and get a r&b or hiphop artist for once we! every year a jamaican hav to come then

    • CONCERN
      July 29, 2013

      you will sponser the R&B artist for them? Because I know creole festival not making the amount of money that would be needed to pay the R& B artist.

      When these people are performing in other countries, business persons pay them or help to pay them. we do not do that here.

      • Hmmm
        July 30, 2013

        But I was told Marchel is 70,000 USD

    • see
      July 30, 2013

      what creole music has to do wit r&b or hiphop??????

    • singbut
      July 30, 2013

      this is not a hiphop our hip up matter

  53. July 29, 2013

    :) :) The Line up is good so far but WCK is missing I never miss a night aS yet but if there,s no WCK me and my over seas friends will not go to this year festival I LOVE DOMINICA

    • PERFECTION
      July 29, 2013

      lmao at overseas friends. sot

  54. yes i
    July 29, 2013

    i in that we

  55. Anonymous
    July 29, 2013

    Busy signal and montano? Awesome :-D

  56. street side
    July 29, 2013

    the issue with the WCMF they are yet to be a World Class Event, too many recycles acts or acts which are not World renowned thus making the fest a
    low key event…

    when you look at other fest in the region they do go a one or two World Acts to create that buzz..

    the wcmf is pretty much a inside the box affair
    Lacks class in my view..low keyed budgeted event

    • July 29, 2013

      its wat the people want

    • grell
      July 29, 2013

      you have no idea what your talking about,kassav is world wide my friend,august 30th barclay center will send you a video,get your facts together.

      • maindesk
        July 30, 2013

        To play in any stadium Barclay Center in Brooklyn or any other you just have to book it, pay the rent and sell tickets. It has nothing to do with world class or not. There are enough Haitians and other French Caribbean people to fill any stadium in New York. 90% of New Yorkers have no idea of this band. World class means world recognition and renown. I love Kassav but Kassav is essentially a French band playing mainly French music for French and French oriented people. Marley was world class because he crossed over from just a Jamaican artist to be a world renowned artist whose iconic photo is still sold on T-shirts today, so is Rihanna who has a big fan base all over the world. There are some places in the Caribbean that have not even heard of the name Kassav. What is being suggested is that if we want to make World CMF a world headliner we must think out of the box and seek beyond just making our own crowd happy and bring in world class artists one at a time. Otherwise what is the point of calling it WORLDCMF All we have is alternate repeats of the same bands for the pleasure of our own youth year after year like a little small island jam. In any case Kassav is just an assembly of musicians who come together for shows using the Kassav name.

      • Tri-State Beauty
        July 30, 2013

        @ Grell get you 3 day pass while you are at it. I in dat!!! You are on point Condie Wadix sa kaye Malade

      • Anonymous
        July 30, 2013

        Maindesk I am not the biggest kassav or zouk fan but I think you wrong when you try to explain world class. Don’t bite my head, but kassav has played in California more than once, so to make it sound like it’s Haitians & French people alone that listen to them and they are concentrated in New York is a lie. Also when was Bob Marley a cross-over artist? Do you know what crossover artist means? Marc Anthony, Selena Wyclef are cross over artist. Bob Marley continues to be an international icon because of the philosophy behind his music which is still on point today. Stop saying what you want thinking you sounding intelligent.

      • HomeAlone
        July 30, 2013

        Hahaha. Irie Jamboree at the Barclay center… Je suis la!

    • Idobadallbymyself
      July 30, 2013

      You make a valid point. I think the organizers are bringing people they love to hear nothing new to make me come out and support. Kassav takes a huge chunk of the money with a laundry lists of demands. I like them but I’ve had enough. The festival makes money, gets huge sums yet we can’t see profits or any injection of funds in the island from all the money they make.

      @ Maindesk you are partially right but music is universal and contary to what you claim kassav has a massive following on US non-french/non-creole speaking people mainly white. Maybe it’s the beat but I saw them at MSG and your analysis is flawed. Unlike us in the caribbean who tend to listen to only music in our language the universe responds differently. By the way which caribbean island have not heard of Kassav? Even St Thomas and Curacao have seen Kassav. Marketing my dear is key. I also just asked a random group of people in my NY office if they’ve heard of kassa. 7 out of 10 have. We must becareful when we make such broad fact filled statements without empirical data. By the way Bob Marley NEVER crossed over. He sang reggae in his Jcan accent and allowed his music and message to speak for it itself. To his grave Bob remained an original in music lyric and message. Be careful when making statements you can’t support!

  57. JAGOTS
    July 29, 2013

    Am starting to like this lineup so far.

  58. pffft
    July 29, 2013

    loving the line up so far

  59. DaNY
    July 29, 2013

    no CK no festival…..

    • pffft
      July 29, 2013

      u didnt read….the rest will be announced at a later date, wait and see b4 u comment. CK dead anyway

    • MA WCK
      July 29, 2013

      read the sentences properly. “The Dominica Festivals Committee has officially unveiled part of its line-up for the 17th edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF”

      OH SHAIT MAN

  60. Imagine that
    July 29, 2013

    Sounds delightful this year! :-D

    • winston warrington
      July 29, 2013

      I’m sure Tito would love to be here; but I have an eery feeling that he might not make it. Tito Puente died thirteen years ago!

      • pffft
        July 29, 2013

        but u doh see is Tito Puente JR….SAKWAY GASS MAN!! Zor PA KA LI!!!

      • FED UP DOMINICAN
        July 29, 2013

        Thanks for that vital bit of info, but just take some time and read the article again.

        It states Tito Puente Jr. (like in Boy child named after father).

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