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Jah cure

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 www.wcmfdominica.com.

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Morgan Heritage at the World Creole Music Festival

The World Creole Music Festival (WCMF)was conceived out of a need to provide a stage for Dominican Musician and musical expressions, and to increase Dominica’s visibility overseas.

Held during the last weekend in October, and now in it’s thirteenth year, the 3-night festival has grown to one of the only truly indigenous music event in Dominica and the Eastern Caribbean.

The creole festival has attracted some of the most renowned musical groups and soloists from the creole-speaking world. Groups such as Ti-Vice, First Serenade, Zouk Machine, Magnum Band, Zin, Taxi Creole, Kassav, Tabou Combo, Exile One, Gramacks/New Generation, WCK, Carimi among others as well as solo artists like Sakis, Ophelia, Tania St. Valle, and Franky Vincent have thrilled festival audiences over the years.

And this year the WCMF was no different; we at Dominica-weekly had the opportunity to checkout night two of the thirteen World Creole Music Festival – which featured bands like Morgan Heritage – who put on a phenomenal performance, Sweet Mickey, Caribbean Vibes, Triple Kay band, and Dlux Band.

Here are some highlight moments, and a short video from night-two of the 13th Annual Creole Music Festival.

P.S. Just maybe…if we can get some help from the Dominica Festivals Commission we will be able to cover all three nights of the festival next year.

Dominican Musicians

dlux mizik at WCMF in Dominica

Una and Mr Mojo at WCMF

peter morgan

gramps morgan at WCMF in Dominica

sweet mickey at the WCMF in Dominica

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world creole music festival audiencePhoto credit:africasounds.com

Well, Festival fans, it’s that time of year again; 13th annual World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) has announced the lineup for this year’s festivities. With a solid stream of performances by international and local artists – running from October 30th to November 1st, 2009 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, there’s something there for just about every musical taste.

But wait, you say you don’t like creole or zouk music? There’s actually way more going on than just creole and zouk music. There’s a night with reggae vocalist MAXI Priest – who’s best known for singing Reggae music with an R&B influence and reggae giants Morgan Heritage known for their mellow, RB-influenced, vocals and Rastafarian lyrics.

Mind you, if you do like creole or Zouk music, there’s plenty of that to go around in all flavours from kompa, Meringues, Retro Soul, salsa, and tropical sounds. The list of artists is simply huge: Sweet Mickey, DLUX Mizik,Allan Cave backed up by ZIN, La Perfecta, Kassav,and Icons of Zouk.

Not to mention the number local Dominican bands preforming on each night of the festival. Bands like: Dominica’s #1 party band Swinging Stars, MFR, Caribbean Vibes, Triple Kay International, WCK, Michele Henderson, and Nature Boys Band.

World Creole Music Festival: 2009 Lineup

Friday 30th October 2009

  • Swinging Stars
  • La Perfecta
  • Kassav
  • Music For Real – MFR Band
  • Allan Cave backed up by ZIN

Saturday 31st October 2009

  • DLUX Mizik
  • Sweet Mickey
  • Morgan Heritage
  • Caribbean Vibes
  • TheIcons of Zouk
  • Triple Kay International

Sunday 1st November 2009

  • Maxi Priest
  • Cadence Icons
  • Michele Henderson
  • Nature Boys Band
  • Winward Caribbean Kulture – WCK

For a complete rundown of the biggest music festival nature island has to offer, visit:http://www.wcmfdominica.com/performers.php

So how about you? What acts are you interested in seeing?

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