Dominica’s 16th World Creole Music Festival is taking place on October 26-28, 2012, at Windsor Park Sports Stadium (WPSS) at Bath Road in Roseau, Dominica. Barbados’s leading soca band Krosfyah and Edwin Yearwood will be among the line-up. With the subtitle “Mizik A Nou!” [Our Music], the World Creole Music Festival offers a musical feast to usher in Independence celebrations on November 3, which will be dedicated to the memory of the late Jeff Joseph, a cadence-lypso icon who passed away December 2011.
Krosfyah appears on Saturday 27th October, and is expected to bring their “ultimate party” influence to the many fans and patrons of the event. Known for their infectious melodies, high-energy performances and pulsating rhythms that speak a language only one’s hips comprehend, Krosfyah reinvented soca as we know it. They are sure to keep patrons dancing all through their performance while joining them in singing along to their many popular hit songs including “Pump me Up”, “Wet Me”, “Highway Robbery”, “Ride It”, ‘French Kiss”, “Sak Pase” and “Yardie Graduate”. Two decades of great Soca and Caribbean music played across the region and internationally Krosfyah is set to light up the festival stage.
[. . .] The Krosfyah phenomenon as we know it will explode on stage and is sure to cause more traffic and people jam as they have done on previous occasions in Dominica. Patrons are therefore being urged to get to the stadium on time and to be prepared for a major soca feast.
[. . .] Night One, Friday 26 October includes Bouyon music pioneers, WCK; new Bouyon sensation, Asa Banton with his many hits including “I Know People that Know people”; Haitian Compas group, Kreyola; and an all-star cast of Zouk artistes including Tanya St Vale, Luc Leandre, Stephane Ravor and Zouk Machine.
Night Two, Saturday 27 October is a celebration of the music of the dynamic and successful Barbadian Soca band, Krosfyah led by Edwin Yearwood; Dominican popular band, Fanatik with a slew of veteran front-men including Dereck ‘Rah’ Peters of WCK fame, Onyan of Burning Flames fame, and Fredo of Seventeen Plus of the USVI; the electrifying and dazzling sound of Disip Gazzman of Haiti; Reggae royal-highness, Taurus Riley of “She’s So Royal” fame;an the pulsating sound of Bouyon heavyweight, Triple Kay Global.
Night Three, Sunday 28 October is a journey to roots music featuring Dominican music divas, Ophelia and Michelle; Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley; Rising Stars of Dominican music; the debut performance on the WCMF stage by the Original Gramacks International, paying tribute to their late leader, Jeff Jo; Popular Compas band, Haitian Compas group,T-Vice and kings of Cadence music, Chubby and the Midnight Groovers.
For more information and full details, see http://www.wcmfdominica.com/
For more information on Jeff Joseph, see http://maraetiennemanley.writersresidence.com/samples/a-tribute-to-dominica%E2%80%99s-cultural-ambassador-jeff-joe