Zouk stars to feature at Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival


A report by Laura Dowrich-Phillips for Loop Trinidad and Tobago.

Zouk music will be well represented during the 20th edition of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival, as an all-star cast of Zouk superstars from Martinique, Guadeloupe and La Reunion are expected to perform in front of thousands of creole music fans.

The Zouk All-Stars made up of Jean-Marc Ferdinand, Orlane, Francky Vincent and Stéphane Ravor will appear on Saturday, October 28 at Festival City, Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Roseau, Dominica.

Jean-Marc Ferdinand known for his mega-hit Tikitak Tikitak, is a zouk legend from Guadeloupe who knows how to entertain and enliven a crowd with his Gwoka and chant. Known for his love for traditional music and dance,  Ferdinand has used his artistic and creative talent to create his brand of music and working with the group “Ban Biyo”, created a unique mix of creole rhythm and a sound that he has helped to promote throughout the Caribbean and the Metropolis.

Orlanea zouk love singer born on Reunion Island, has been influenced by the varied rhythms and cultures of the Caribbean, Africa and France. The “Chocola” singer has formed a unique collaboration with the celebrated Martiniquan singer/song-writer, Eric Virgal, performing together in Miami, New York, Boston, Paris, Abidjan, Libreville, La Reunion and the Caribbean, spreading the love through Zouk music.

Stéphane Ravor known for his monster hit, “lan mou pe ke fini”, this Zouk crooner from Martinique is among leading superstars from the 90s who continue to perform the music and keeping the rich musical tradition alive. This love feeling won’t come to an end now.

Francky Vincent is known for his provocative and sometimes sexually explicit lyrics, outspokenness and charming personality. The Guadeloupe born singer, songwriter, and musician has produced over three decades of hit songs and music that fans of past and present generations still find exciting and stimulating. He has sold over two million albums worldwide making him one of the most successful Caribbean artistes of all time. Among his many hits include Fruit de la passion, Tu veux mon zizi, Alice ça glisse, and Vas y Francky c’est bon.

Festival goers will be treated to an amazing mix of Zouk music and performance styles from these Zouk superstars who are expected to represent this uniquely infectious Antillean rhythm..

The 20th edition of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival is slated for October 27-29 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau, Dominica.  A line-up of top local, regional, and international acts covering a diverse range of creole music from the infectious Bouyon to the sweet sensation of Soca and Calypso, Reggae, Afro-funk, Haitian Kompas to the vibrating sounds of Cadence-lypso and Zouk awaits patrons. On this year’s exciting line-up are Machel Montano, Kalash, Mavado, Yemi Alade, Bunji Garlin & Fay-Ann Lyons, Sweet Micky, Kai, Etana, Romain Virgo, Klass, Marcé & Tumpak, Asa Bantan, Triple Kay International, Mizik à Nou All Stars, Breve, Swingin’ Stars, and the Zouk All Stars featuring Jean Marc Ferdinand, Orlane, Francky Vincent, and Stéphane Ravor.

Official sponsors of this year’s World Creole Music Festival include: Caribbean Broadcast Network, Caribbean Media Corporation, DBS Radio, DEPEX, Dominica News Online, Kairi FM, LIAT, PJD2, Q95FM, The Wave, TicketPal Caribbean, Trend Media (LOOP), Variety Radio, and Vibes Radio/DA Vibes.

For more information on the 20th edition of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival, visit www.DominicaFestivals.com.

For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 1-767- 448-2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.DiscoverDominica.com, follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.

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