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An image of the the massive crowd on day 3 of Creole in the Park 2010

Day Three of LIME Creole in the Park was somewhat of a bittersweet occasion; whilst there were a few entertaining performances throughout day, it also marked the imminent end of Day 3 of CITP and with it one of the most disappointing final acts I’ve have experience since the event started.

The Day started off with performances by the Breezee’s Steel Pan, Karifuna, Machine Creole, and the Point Michel Cultural Group.

Following the Point Michel Cultural Group was Natural Vibes – one of Dominica’s Up-and-coming reggae bands.

Their assorted brand of somewhat conscious roots-reggae music, but with hint of R&B dominated the stage and whatever else was going on around the park at the time.

Freddy and Friends at Creole in the Park 2010 - day 3

Next was the Waitukubuli Dance Theater who entertained the crowd with some creative dance, they were then followed by Freddie & Friends.

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WCK and The Menace, The Kase & Smokie Cut continued the afternoon with their brand of lively and uptempo bouyon music had the crowd moving and shaking.

Peter Ram at Creole in the Park 2010

Peter Ram from Barbados was the final act of the day. With all the hype and notoriety revolving around Peter Ram, the huge crowd gather at the historic Botanical Gardens was expecting an interesting performance.

However, the Peter Ram lackluster recital of his popular songs was a disappointing and uninspiring way to headline a set, not least to close a day 3 of Creole in the Park. Sure, his performance may have been slick and wistful to some, but it’s far from the big, intense conclusion that audiences have come to expect -dissatisfaction apparent in the dwindling crowd numbers. Stay turned to find out what happens on the final day of LIME Creole in the Park 2010.

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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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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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