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.
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.
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:
LIME Creole in the Park kicked off yesterday at the historic Botanical Gardens. Although there were some concerns over the weather in the early part of the day, but it actually worked out OK.
Strange sound mixing issues continued to plague the performers, and there was a definite absence of that ‘Creole in the Park’ vibe on the opening day.
Whether that will remain true for tomorrow’s show, offering a more stacked line up headlined by Swinging Stars and the Carib Calypso Connection performance remains to be seen.
The only main stage bands worth mentioning for me on the day one were the Original Serenade Band, who put on a solid energetic performance, and Kompa Kila from Guadeloupe, who seemed to get better with each song.
Scenes from around the park
Finally, the highlight of the day for me was definitely the Fanatik Bank. Not only did they inject the party vibe with some much needed energy, but they put on a fantastic performance which coincided with whole Independence Celebrations.
Overall, day one of Creole in the Park was much calmer than I imagined; also a lack of excitement and energy. I’m expecting more fun, but more logistical frustration, from Day 2.
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 Parkâ„¢ in Dominica from October 25 â€“ 28, 2010.
Other regional acts on this yearâ€™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 islandâ€™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
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 â€˜Rahâ€™ 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 yearâ€™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 Dominicaâ€™s finest annual event from October 25 â€“ 28, 2010. You can be sure that this yearâ€™s LIME Creole in the Park will be PUMPING!
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