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Crowd at Creole in the Park

LIME Creole in the Park suffered a somewhat poor turnout on Day 1, and Day 2 got off of a similarly slow start.

But with the Midnight Groovers, Swinging Stars, and the Carib Calypso Connection featuring some Dominica’s most popular calypsonians to hurrah on the main stage later in the day, day 2 ramped up to an awesome high note.

A sunny to partly cloudy weather forecast seemed to keep many people home until mid-afternoon.

Shades of Green, Midnight Groovers, and Marie Claire Giraud all had to work with the crowds they were given, but thankfully the park began to fill as Swinging Stars took the stage.

calypsonians at Creole in the park

One of my favorite acts on Day 2 was the Carib Calypso Connection featuring Bobb, Soul Puss, Observer, Tasha P, Sye, Hunter, Prospser, Daddy Chess, Dice, and Karessah. Fans responded in kind to the favorite calypsonians, whose energy and interaction kept the crowds hot while the temperature began to drop.

Soul Puss at Creole in the Park 2010

Like you, dear readers, I can’t wait to see what happens on Day 3, with WCK, The Menace, The kase & Smokie Cut, and Peter Ram from Barbados all on the lineup is definitely expected to draw a huge crowd.

Video from the LIME Creole in the Park 2010 – Day 2:

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creole in the park 2010

UPDATED with LIME Creole in the Parkâ„¢ Performance Line-up October 25 – 28, 2010.

Jamaican roots reggae superstar Queen Ifrica will headline the 8th annual LIME Creole in the Park™ in Dominica from October 25 – 28, 2010.

Other regional acts on this year’s line-up include Peter Ram from Barbados and Kompa Kila from the neighboring French territory of Guadeloupe.

Dubbed the biggest daytime event on the island during the independence celebrations, Creole in the Park brings together the island’s culture, different genres of music, local arts and craft, food, and people from all walks of life in one location at the scenic Botanic Gardens in Roseau.

Schedule of Performers at LIME Creole in the Parkâ„¢ 2010

An image of Creole in the Park 2010 Lineup of performances.

Providing the entertainment required to get the crowd in party mode at this year’s event is the formidable Triple Kay International, Bouyon pioneers WCK, Derek ‘Rah’ Peters and his Riddim & Heat Band together with the Fanatik band and the Original Serenade band.

Caribbean Vibes, Sub Urban and Natural vibes will handle the reggae music lovers, while Freddie & Friends, Shades of Green, and Marie Claire Giraud will satisfy the tastes of those who prefer the jazzy, lighter side of musical entertainment.

Digital Vibz, Xtreme Band and Machine Creole are also three young and upcoming bands who are elated to be given the opportunity to perform at this year’s LIME Creole in the Park for the first time.

The Kings of cadance Midnight Groovers are back, and so too is the longest serving band in Dominica, the Swinging Stars. They will also provide musical accompaniment for ten calypsonians including reigning monarch Karessah, former kings Dice, Hunter, Observer and Daddy Chess. The calypso composition also includes Sye, and Tasha P, Soul Puss, and Prosper, all making their debut on the CITP Calypso Connection stage.

Come to Creole in the Park and enjoy Dominica’s finest annual event from October 25 – 28, 2010. You can be sure that this year’s LIME Creole in the Park will be PUMPING!

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Calypsonians Vex

State owned DBS Radio has banned “Doctor Finger” sung by Murphy “Sye” Jno Jules and has also quarantined two other songs – Yahima’s “Looking for your Pocket” and Prosper’s “Ma Dominique Garbage Bin“. But both songs have since been examined and released by the radio station.

Calypso Semis This Weekend

Twenty Calypsonians battle at the semi-finals on Saturday. Nine will King Karessah at the LIME Calypso finals on Saturday, February 13.

Here are names of the twenty calypsonians schedule to perform at this weekend semi-final round: Della, Duchess, Tasha P, Daddy Chess, Yakima, Lady Star, Sugar S, Bobb, Checker, Scrunter, Sye, Explosion, Booplay, Ghetto Prince, Soul Puss, Prosper, Triumph, Beno, Mighty Logars, and Observer.

Take your Pick for the 2010 calypso finals…let’s hear ’em in the comments.

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