Launch of 16th Edition of World Creole Music Festival

Damien “Junior Gong” Marley

Damien “Junior Gong” Marley, Taurus Riley, Krosfyah and Kreole Las will be performing at the 16th Edition of the World Creole Music Festival at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on October 26, 27th and 28th.

Colin Piper, Chairman of the Dominica Festivals Committee says these events play a critical role in aiding us to attract visitors to the island, and through entertainment, news and promotion, the island receives great promotions.

Johnny Ingle, Acting Country Manager of Digicel, says being the headline sponsor of the festival, it is still the people of Dominica who will make this festival a premier creole event of the world.

Digicel presented a cheque of $225,000 to the Dominica Festivals Committee.

Minister for Culture, Honourable Justina Charles, says the festival helps to enrich our culture and pre-festival events promotes our indigenous creole music, dance, fashion and cuisine.

It also stimulates growth and economic activity in the cultural industry for media and graphic artists, with sound and lighting and video production.

She commends the local artists and bands who have contributed to the uniqueness and richness of our culture.

She commended Midnight Groovers for continuing to thrill patrons with raw undiluted, uncontaminated music.

Honourable Ian Douglas, Minister for Tourism, says this should be a proud moment for us as we demonstrate our pride in country and people belonging to a common history, the francophone, creole heritage.

He says the World Creole Music Festival is not just about profit making but the benefits that are accruing throughout the years.

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