Tarrus Riley and “Junior Gong” Dominate Nights 2 and 3 of WCMF

Damien ‘Junior Gong’ Marley

Tarrus Riley and Damien “Junior Gong” Marley, kept the Windsor Park Sports Stadium blazed on Nights Two and Three of the 16th Edition of the World Creole Music Festival.

The crowd embraced the first time artists, as they owned the stage with songs like, “She’s Royal”, “Superman”, and “Affairs of the Heart”.

Other performers on that night were living legends Michele Henderson and Ophelia Marie.

This year has been a very special one for the two leading ladies because it is the first night that they are performing together.

 Onyan from the Burning Flames, did not seem to lose his touch after so many years of performing.

He says he is grateful to represent Antigua and the wider Caribbean, in this year’s 16thEdition of the World Creole Music Festival.

Roberto of T-Vice

Derrick “Rah” Peters, who had not performed in a while, expressed that we should always strive to promote our local artists before we sell the international ones.

At the end of the day, he says that it is the local artists that will promote Dominica and bring in much needed revenue.

The crowd at the Stadium on Saturday night, was very familiar with Tarrus Riley’s songs and enjoyed every moment of his performance.

He says music needs to be thought provoking and when he performs he wants the message to stay with the listeners and impart something positive on their lives.

As the night grew old on Sunday, the stadium crowd grew for Damien “Junior Gong” Marley, as his debut performance swept the crowd off their feet.

Marley was happy to be a part of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival, and visiting Dominica for the very first time.

Tarrus Riley

He says music is international and breaks all boundaries, and is happy to be a part of Dominica’s music as well.

T-Vice, who have participated in the Festival many times before, were glad to be back again, this time to pay homage to Jeff Jo.

He remembers when Jeff was in Haiti for the inauguration of one of the Haitian Presidents, and he is very honoured to have learnt from the legend.

The nights also saw performances by rising stars of Dominica, Krosfyah; celebrating 16 years of the band, Grammacks and Midnight Groovers.

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