In my second day covering Cable and Wireless Creole in the Park, I had the opportunity to check out some of my favorite artists/calypsoians in action from the Cable and Wireless VIP Booth. Thanks to my boss, I got to hangout with the big-boys and have the VIP girls addressing my every need. Hmmm… I could definitely get used to this VIP treatment. 😆
Day two started with performances by the Cool Steel Orchestra, La Sal Differwans (cultural group), and by one of Dominicaâ€™s young upcoming bands – Xcess Groove.
Next on the main stage was Reggae star Nelly Stharre, who in my opinion rocked the crowd with a number of her mega hits like Peace & love and Soul Country from her 2004 album, entitled â€˜Soul Countyâ€™.
The fifth act on the main stage was a joint collaboration between Clint, Nayee, and Lloydie; who captivated the crowd with hits from their personal albums and growing catalogue. After their awe-inspiring performance, I got a chance to meet-up with some of the guys at the Cable and Wireless booth. One of the questions that I asked the guys was around their performance in front a well diverse Dominican crowd. According to the guys – â€œwe are just proud to be apart of CITP, and to be able to celebrate Dominicaâ€™s 30 years of independence together with the many Dominicans who returned home to celebrate the reunionâ€.
In the final performance of the day which was also on the main stage was the Reunion Calypso connection segment backed up by Dominica’s #1 party band- Swinging Stars, featured a star-studded lineup of calypsoians like the Duchess, Tarina, King Dice, Daddy Chess, Hunter, Observer, Karessah, Scrunter, Tokyo, Skakey, Rabbit, and Tranada.
If is one thing Iâ€™ve learn from day two of Creole in the Park 2008, that itâ€™s much better watching the performances from the VIP booth, and I guess the free drinks/food helps too. 🙂
Stay tuned to find out what happens on day three.