Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival is taking place from October 26 to 28, 2012, at Windsor Park Sports Stadium (WPSS). The stadium is located at Bath Road in the Commonwealth of Dominica’s main town, Roseau. With the subtitle “Mizik A Nou!” [Our Music], the World Creole Music Festival offers a fitting musical feast to usher in Independence celebrations on November 3.
Event director Natalie Clarke-Meade explains, “WCMF caters for all who enjoy life, various popular music genres unique to the Creole and Ethnic speaking world. Cadence-Lypso, Zouk, Zyecco, Bouyon, Kompas, Soukouce and other indigenous styles from East and West Africa, are intertwined with fusion music such as Reggae, Soca, Calypso, and Soulful music. The festival has a rich line-up history drawing from Creole acts from Haiti, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Africa, Dominica as well as the Creole Diaspora in Europe and USA. Even more interesting is that the WCMF is held within the month of October leading into November, when Independence is celebrated. At this time, Dominicans embrace their Creole culture and celebrate their rich island history with a joyous de vivre in traditional national wear, tasty wild meats, and memories of their ancient past through African drumbeat and Kalinago Indian song… defying the everyday to shout ‘I am Dominica.’”
The line-up for this year promises a wide array of gifted artists including Kolo Barst, Jocelyn Beroard, Ali Campbell, Carimi, Bunji Garlin, Dobet Gnahoré, Gyptian, Harmonik, Fanny J, Jeff Joseph and his Grammacks New Generation, Triple Kay, Jocelyne Labylle, Fay-Ann Lyons, Jean-Philippe Marthely, Midnight Groovers, Singing Starz, Third World, and WCK, among others.
For more information and full details, see http://www.wcmfdominica.com/