Dominica World Creole Music Festival
The World Creole Music Festival is one of the nature island’s top events
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The line-up for the 2013 Dominica World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) has been announced and is scheduled to run from Friday 25 October to Sunday 27 October. Fans from around the world are attracted to this music festival which is one of the nature island’s top events. Musical groups and soloists from the Creole-speaking world will be taking part, including Jamaican dance hall artist Busy Signal, the legends of zouk, Kassav, and Trinidadian soca artist Machel Montano.
Dominica World Creole Music Festival promises three nights of pulsating rhythms
Three nights of pulsating rhythms are promised by artists. Rounding out the nights are Kwaxikolor from Martinique; a stunning collection of zouk all-stars from Guadeloupe – including well-known Jean Marc Ferdinand, Patrice Hulman, Orlane and Alex Alemis. Also appearing is Haiti’s masters of compass – Carimi, Nu Look from Africa, Bracket from Nigeria, and the Latin sensation Tito Puente Jr.
Known for their unique bouyon rhythms, Dominica’s very own Triple Kay Global will be adding a touch of spice by featuring Ole Benz and Nayee, and a line-up of cadence all-stars, branded with a uniquely Dominican essence, includes Fitzroy Williams – the “honoured icon” for this year’s festival, Halibut, Elisha Benoit and the “King of Cadence” – Chubby.
Calypso music in the Caribbean
Celebrating 35 years of calypso, presented by the historically known Swingin’ Stars Band, will feature the greatest calypso hits from De Bob, Hunter, Chester and six-time Calypso Monarch – King Dice. In addition to this impressive line-up, young Dominica Stars will be shining under the spotlight.
History of the Dominica World Creole Music Festival (WCMF)
Started in 1997 the WCMF was started as a means of creating an international music event to attract international visitors and to expose the many sub-genres of Creole music to a worldwide audience – with Dominica being the centre of this new and exciting musical phenomenon. Many of the most well-known creole music artists and groups over the past decades have performed on the WCMF stage, including Dominica’s Exile One, the creators of cadence-lypso; Kassav, the world-famous zouk band out of the French West Indies; as well as Haitian groups such as Tabou Combo, T-Vice, Carimi and Magnum Band, along with current Haitian President Michel Martelly (Sweet Micky).
Dominica is a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts with hiking, diving, canyoning, ziplining and whale watches adventures available for the adventurer. This is a great opportunity for music lovers to combine attending this music festival, seen as one of the only truly indigenous music events in Dominica and the Eastern Caribbean, with an adventure vacation.
For more details of the Dominica World Creole Music Festival visit www.wcmfdominica.com
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