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World Creole Music Festival Recap

Patrons and organizers of the 23rd edition of the World Creole Music Festival have described the three-night event as riveting.

The festival, which took place from 27th to 29th October at the Windsor Park Stadium saw Dominican greats in varying genres; Michele Henderson on the opening night and Chubby and the Midnight Groovers on the closing night both showcased cadence music, Gordon Henderson delivered with cadence-lypso, while Asa Bantan, Signal Band and TK International came through with their signature Bouyon sound.

The crowd went into a frenzy when Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made an appearance on the WCMF stage with Ridge and Friends.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit with Ridge and friends performing AM to PM at WCMF.

From the region were Soca icons Patrice Roberts and Machel Montano. Bringing the lovers’ reggae was Beres Hammond from Jamaica, and one can’t forget the sweet sounds of zouk, compass, and other French music from the likes of Vayb, Tabou Combo, and Njie.

Dominicans and visitors flocked to the stadium in droves for the Afrobeats super star JoeBoy, dancehall sensations Popcaan, and Jada Kingdom.

Next year’s Creole Festival will be held on the last weekend in October and patrons are already anticipating another spectacular three nights of pulsating rhythms.


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