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Day one of LIME’s Creole in the Park is officially over as the Fanatik Band brought down the curtains with a fantastic performance to what is considered to be the largest turn-out on day one since the event started seven years ago.

Creole in the park (“An Explosion of Creole Food, Art & Craft, Creole Music and Culture“) was created from the need for a day event during Dominica’s National Independence Celebration, but now in its seventh year the family oriented four-day event has grown into an experience beyond words and day one was no exception.

Day one kicked-off with a strong cultural performance by the Giraudel Jing Ping Cultural Group as people started to assembled into the park. In the second act of the day was La Sel Diffewans, followed by a performance by Athie Martin and Friends – which was then followed by the official opening ceremony for LIME’s 2009 Creole in the Park.

giraudel jing ping cultural group

la-sel diffewans group

During the official opening ceremony musician and one of the originators of Bouyon music, Cornell “fingers” Philip, and the Dominica Folk Singers were the recipients of this year’s Creole Lifetime Awards.

Musician Cornell Philip

Dominica Folk Singers

Later, on stage was the young and excited XS Groove band, they were then followed by DJ Flip who warmed-up the massive crowd for the Bouyon Hustlers; the MFR Band out off Portsmouth, and then ever-energetic Sakis Lapo kabwit out off Grandbay serenaded the crowd with traditional drum rhythms. In the final performance on day one, Fanatik Band brought down the house with a versatile performance.

XS Groove Bank

MFR band

sakis lapo kabwit band

Fanatik band

Here are some more scenes from CITP – Day One

maggi girls

creole in the park on night one


Stay tuned for day two

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Comment by andrew
2009-10-27 09:27:01

Wow ! Happy days in Dominica.

Comment by Maureen
2009-10-27 11:06:06

As always you capture the atmosphere beautifully…!!!

Thanks for sharing…

Comment by maureen x
2009-10-30 07:07:37

hi my mum has just phoned me and told me about the festival so i thought i would go and look it up,i am in London and looking at your pictures is making me homesick, but the pictures are fantastic
i am showing them,with pride to my friends at work.


Comment by Veselo
2009-10-30 18:01:52

I really love this soloist in Fanatik Band: she has a great strong voice and rousing attitude! Also, all musicians in the Fanatik by themselves are doing a great job…Keep it up! I wish them a huge success and to release their own singles and albums (if it is not any yet :)))

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