Thursday, July 7, 2016

19th Annual World Creole Music Festival

A world class platform showcasing music from 
Creole speaking countries around the globe  . . . 

The 19th World Creole Music Festival will be held on Oct 28-30 at the Windsor Park Stadium in the capital city of Roseau. 

Last year's festival, which was scheduled in August, did not take place due to Tropical Storm Erika which caused severe damage to the island. 

Aside from being known as the "Nature Island" of the Caribbean, Dominica is the birthplace of musical genres Bouyon and Cadence-Lypso. 

The popular World's Creole Festival is known for featuring French West Indies and Dominican acts who represent the French and African influenced genres of Zouk, along with Cadence, Bouyon, Soukous dance music from the Congo Basin, Compas/Kompa Haitian Creole, and Zydeco from Louisiana in the U.S. 

Other music genres include Dancehall, Reggae and Hip Hop with a Caribbean flavor.  

The World Creole Musical Festival is actually a three week celebration featuring the Cadence-Lypso Competition, and Creole In The Park. 


Chubby, the legendary Lead Singer of Midnight Groovers
50 years in the music business, legendary cadence-lypso group of Dominica - Photo Credit: Dominica Festivals

Scheduled Performers:

FRIDAY October 28th

  • Timaya (Nigeria)
  • Midnight Groovers (Dominica)
  • Original Bouton Pioneers (Dominica)
  • Kreole La (Haiti)
  • Grand Merchant de Zouk (French Antilles)
  • Popcaan (Jamaica)
  • Triple Kay Global (Dominica)

Morgan Heritage 
Winner of the 2016 Grammy for best Reggae album - Photo Credit: Jamaica Gleaner 

SATURDAY October 29

  • Extasy Band (Dominica)
  • Dede Saint Prix (Martinique)
  • Ophelia Marie (Dominica)
  • Kes the Band (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Mr Killa (Grenada)
  • Morgan Heritage (Jamaica)
  • Wyclef Jean (Haiti)
  • WCK (Dominica)

SUNDAY – October 30

  • Breve and more (Dominica)
  • T-Mickey (Haiti)
  • Michele Henderson (Dominica)
  • Gentleman (Germany)
  • Asa Banton (Dominica)
  • Akon (U.S. and Senegal)

Discover more about the Nature Island of Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) visit

Happy Travels,

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