Mayfest To Promote Local Artists
Organizers of Mayfest 2012 have announced plans to promote local artists at the 6th Edition in the village of Marigot.
The event was known to boast an International artist night that featured regional headline artists such as Jamaican Reggae singer Gyptian.
However this year, the International artist night will be one that focuses on local successes.
Mr. Alvin Alexander, the Media Coordinator of Mayfest 2012 highlighted the fact that too often we as Dominicans promote regional and international artists more so than that of our own musicians.
This happens so often that many locals and members of the Diaspora are unaware of some of our local artists who are recognized on the international scene.
This years Festival seeks to make a difference in this manner of thinking.
The Festivities will commence on May 4th and run until May 7th. It boasts 100% local entertainment of all genres.
A calypso explosion is carded for the festival that will feature more than 15 of Dominica’s top calypsonians.
In addition, a local band splash will also be held on Sunday that will present local bands and artists from around the island that will include Asah Bantan and the WCK band.
Not only will there be musical entertainment at the Festival, other events such as Mayfest Miss North East Queen Show and a Breadfruit Festival will take place during the weekend of activities.