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UPDATE:International Reggae Band Steel Pulse Replaces UB40’s Ali Campbell at this year’s World Creole Music Festival.

Luciano, Krosfyah, Jah Cure and Ali Campbell’s UB40 are among the top names for this year’s 14th Annual World Creole Music Festival to be held from October 29 to 31st at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium. Reggae star, Luciano who is in the Friday night line-up, is known for popular hits like “Lord Give Me Strength”, “Over the Hills” and “It’s me Again Jah.”

One of the bands expected to perform on that night is Les Aiglons, a classic Guadeloupian band of the 70’s cadence era who, like nearly all bands of the period, were heavily influenced by the Haitian music popular in the Antilles from the late 50’s to the early 80’s.The band is known for hit songs like “Bidimbol”, “Mes Illusions”and “Le Cerveau”.

Other performances for the first night of the festival are Victor O, Kreyola and Midnight Groovers. Soca band, “Krosfyah Band” from Barbados is scheduled to perform on the following night. For the past fifteen years, Krosfyah has been touring the world inducing fans across three continents into soca frenzy with hits such as “Pump Me Up”, “Sak Passe” and “Road Jam”.

Jamaican artiste “Jah Cure” is also down to perform for Saturday night. “Jah Cure” was given the name by reggae and dancehall artiste, Capleton whom he met while growing up in Kingston. He has produced a steady stream of singles such as ‘Call on Me’, ‘Never Find’ and ‘To Your Arms of Love’ that won him critical and popular acclaim.

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Also on the Saturday night lineup are Mas Compa, the WCK Band and Les Etoiles Du Candance. The final night of the festival will end with performances by Stefan Ravor known for producing zouk hits such as “Lanmou Pe Ke Fini”and “Julie.” Ali Campbells UB40 is also expected to perform on the final night of the festival. UB40, a British reggae band, has sold over 70 million records.Their number one hit singles include ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ and ‘I Got You Babe.’

Creole Stars featuring Princess Lover, Orlane, Costuleta and the MKG Band, T-Vice, Exile One and Dominica’s Triple Kay Band are the other performers who will bring down the curtains for the final night of the 14th Annual World Creole Music Festival.

Article by:The New Chronicle Newspaper

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Jah Cure, one of reggae’s most revered voices and artists will be among the acts performing at Dominica’s 14th Annual World Creole Music Festival, which will take place October 29 – 31, 2010.

Iyah Cure, known as Jah Cure, is a Jamaican reggae musician who was given the name Jah Cure by Capleton, who he met while growing up in Kingston. His first hit debuted in March 1997 when he released the single, “King in this Jungle” which was a duet with Sizzla. He continued to release a steady stream of singles that won him popular acclaim. His top hits include, “Longing for Love,” and “True Relections,” plus he is the distinctive voice on Jason Maraz’s “I’m Yours (Remix).”

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jah Cure to Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival,” commented Colin Piper, CEO/Director of Discover Dominica Authority. “Securing the appearance of such a popular reggae artist as Jah Cure raises awareness for World Creole Music Festival and his unique style of reggae will complement the traditional Creole music which this event celebrates.”

Jah Cure – Never Find (Official Video)

Highly anticipated by fans of this style of music throughout the world, the 14th Annual World Creole Music Festival will be held October 29 – 31, 2010. A well-established Caribbean and international platform for artists of the genre, the festival is widely seen as one of the only truly indigenous music events in the Caribbean. Over the years, the festival has attracted some of the most renowned musical groups and soloists from the Creole-speaking World.

Past performances included premier acts such as Exile One, Kassav, Gramacks/New Generations, Tabou Combo, Swinging Stars, La Perfecta and others as well as solo artists like Sean Paul, Ophelia, Tania St. Valle, Sakis, Franky Vincent, Sweet Mickey and Maxi Priest. For more information visit

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