17th Annual World Creole Music Festival Lineup Announced!
To commemorate the 17th anniversary of the World Creole Music Festival, the committee has publicized some of the artists which will perform at the event.
The official launching which took place at the Krazy Coconuts on Monday July 30th announced various acts which will be performed between the 25th to the 27th of October 2013.
Machel Montano is scheduled to perform on night one along with kawaxikolor, Triple Kay with Benz and Nayee and Nu Look.
The Bracket band, Cadence All Stars, Fitzroy Williams, and Zouk All-stars will all perform on night two.
Kassav, Carimi, Tito Puente, and some famous calypsonians including Hunter, Daddy Chess, De Bob and Dice, will join in to close the final night of the Creole activities.
The Dominica Festival Committee is expected to make further announcements, in the weeks to come, regarding the line-up, as contracts have to be finalized.
Head of Marketing at the Discover Dominica Authority, Nikima Royer said the annual World Creole Music Festival has a positive impact on Dominica’s economy.
“For every dollar we spend on hosting the World Creole Music Festival, the country generates nine dollars and what’s more impressive about that 9 to 1 ratio, is the fact that the World Creole Music Festival exceeds under Caribbean festivals or similar events.”
Tourism Minister Ian Douglas, said the Creole symposium is a new feature of the seventeenth World Creole Music Festival.
He said this year from the Ministry of Tourism will for the first time host the Creole Symposium, as the musical part was only one aspect when the festival was conceptualized.
Mr. Douglas noted, this Symposium will invite all to explore the other aspects of the festival such as cuisine, creole dress, language so we know where we came from and where we are currently.
The tickets costs EC$120.00 per night and season tickets cost EC$325.00.