Roots Reggae Musical Band Steel Pulse to replace Ali Campbell at this year’s WCMF
Roots Reggae Musical Band Steel pulse, will be replacing Ali Campbell the former lead singer of UB40 as the main act on the third night of this year’s World Creole Music Festival. Events Director at the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) Mrs. Nathalie Clarke White made the disclosure this morning, at the DFC’s weekly press conference, which is being held in an effort to update the general public on preparations for the 14th Annual World Creole Music Festival, carded for October 29th – 31st, 2010.
“We are now in the process of getting the deposits to Steel Pulse…I know that they have been here before and so we are very pleased to have them back,” she said.
Steel Pulse whose last album was released in 2007, is currently working on a new album which is expected to hit the racks later this year.
A moment of silence was held at the office of the Dominica Festivals Committee to mark the passing of two great Caribbean Musical Icons, Montserratian Arrow and the former singer of Kassav Patrick St. Eloi who both succumbed to cancer last week.
According to Chairman of the DFC, Sobers Esprit, Arrow was a Caribbean man, a great Soca Artist, and an extra-ordinary human being, while Patrick St. Eloi was probably considered to have been the best singer of Creole Music who ever lived.”
Sobers believe that their passing will leave a great void in the Region’s Music Industry and as Caribbean nationals persons should take this opportunity to honour them for their tremendous contribution to Caribbean Music.
Meanwhile, Mrs. White also described their passing as a great loss for the Music Industry.
Patrick St. Eloi was laid to rest earlier today in his native homeland.