Sweet Music of Jing Ping music blended with steel pan, cadence and bouyon music. Old friends were reunited and new friendships made. From stage performances, Creole Cuisine, and local Creole productsâ€¦these are the sights, sound and smell of Cable and Wireless Creole in the Park. October 22nd – 25th 2007 at the Botanical Gardens – Dominica.
For the past four years, the crowds have become bigger and bigger, people from all around Dominica and the Caribbean come to be apart of this growing event. There is no doubt that Creole in the Park has become a great event which complements the World Creole Music Festival and if for some reason Cable and Wireless should stop hosting the event the entire independence celebration will just wonâ€™t be the same again.
Itâ€™s just great an environment for any visitor or local can enjoy â€œAn explosion of creole food, art and craft and creole culture.â€ This yearâ€™s event will have performances by may of the local bands like,Triple K International, Swingin Stars, First Serenade Band, Midnight Groverâ€™s, Impromptu Band, and to close this yearâ€™s Creole in the Park will be Dominicaâ€™s very own reggae star Nasio Fontaine.
Creole in the Park â€“ History
Cable and Wireless Creole in the Park is a concept which was born in 2003 from the need to satisfy the demand for a day event for local and visiting patrons during Dominicaâ€™s annual Independence season. It was also an idea for a fringe event to complement the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).
The first Cable & Wireless Creole in the Park would take place over a four-day period in the week leading up to the 7th WCMF and would be located in the Northern section of the historic Botanical Gardens bordering on Valley Road in the capital Roseau.
Creole in the Park â€“ Venus
Located about 50 meters from the Roseau River, is the 40-acre Botanic Gardens of Dominica. This area of undulating land is the largest tract of semi-open space in the city of Roseau. With an elevation of about 66 ft above sea level, the historical Botanical Garden is the cradle of the Cable & Wireless Creole in The Park event. Conceived in 1889, this verdant landscape of 40 acres provides the perfect scenic backdrop for the sun-drenched days of creole activity.
Are You New To Creole in the Park?
If youâ€™ve never been to Creole in the Park, then here are some information that maybe helpful. The event is usually held on the four days before the World Creole Festival Weekend, and starts at 12:00noon and goes on till 7:00pm each day. There is a small entrance fee of $1.00 proceeds of which are donated to the Forestry & Parks Division for upkeep and development of the Botanical Gardens; we have to help keep Dominica green.
Thanks to Cable and Wireless and the Discover Dominica Authority, Creole in the Park have the excitement and enthusiasm which have become one of the most colourful and popular cultural event in Dominica and the Caribbean. Hope to see you there.