The Dominica World Creole Music Festival is perhaps one of the only truly indigenous music events in Dominica and the wider Eastern Caribbean.
Over the years, the World Creole Music Festival has attracted some of the most renowned musical groups and soloists from the creole-speaking world. Groups such as Kassav, Tabou Combo, Exile One, Grammacks/New Generation, WCK, Ti-Vice, First Serenade, Zouk Machine, Magnum Band, Zin, Taxi Creole, among others as well as solo artists like Ophelia Marie, Tanya St. Val, Sakis, and Franky Vincent have thrilled festival audiences over the years.
The sweet sixteen edition of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival will feature a line-up of top Zouk, Haitian Compas, Cadence-lypso, Soca and Bouyon acts over the three nights of pulsating rhythms from around the world. The festival is scheduled for October 26-28 at the Windsor Park Stadium. Find hotels in Dominica with availability during this time, the early bird gets the best room! If you’re traveling from overseas, you may want to check out our best deals on flights to Dominica.
In honour of the famed cadence-lypso legend, the Dominica Festivals Committee, producer of the annual event, is working with a number of local and regional artistes to honour Jeff Jo for his sterling contribution to Dominica’s music culture and for his many years of dedicated service to the island’s cultural and artistic development.
Several of the acts scheduled to perform on the festival stage are expected to incorporate Jeff Jo’s music in their repertoire and add to the week-end long celebration honouring one of the region’s premiere musical talents. Members of the original Grammacks, the band which would make Jeff Jo famous are also scheduled to perform on the final night of the festival as a mark of honour and respect to their fallen leader and musical icon.
For a complete lineup, visit the World Creole Music Festival Site online – http://www.wcmfdominica.com