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:
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!
UPDATE:International Reggae Band Steel Pulse Replaces UB40â€™s Ali Campbell at this yearâ€™s World Creole Music Festival.
Luciano, Krosfyah, Jah Cure and Ali Campbellâ€™s UB40 are among the top names for this year’s 14th Annual World Creole Music Festival to be held from October 29 to 31st at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium. Reggae star, Luciano who is in the Friday night line-up, is known for popular hits like “Lord Give Me Strength”, “Over the Hills” and “It’s me Again Jah.”
One of the bands expected to perform on that night is Les Aiglons, a classic Guadeloupian band of the 70’s cadence era who, like nearly all bands of the period, were heavily influenced by the Haitian music popular in the Antilles from the late 50’s to the early 80’s.The band is known for hit songs like “Bidimbol”, “Mes Illusions”and “Le Cerveau”.
Other performances for the first night of the festival are Victor O, Kreyola and Midnight Groovers. Soca band, “Krosfyah Band” from Barbados is scheduled to perform on the following night. For the past fifteen years, Krosfyah has been touring the world inducing fans across three continents into soca frenzy with hits such as “Pump Me Up”, “Sak Passe” and “Road Jam”.
Jamaican artiste “Jah Cure” is also down to perform for Saturday night. “Jah Cure” was given the name by reggae and dancehall artiste, Capleton whom he met while growing up in Kingston. He has produced a steady stream of singles such as ‘Call on Me’, ‘Never Find’ and ‘To Your Arms of Love’ that won him critical and popular acclaim.
Also on the Saturday night lineup are Mas Compa, the WCK Band and Les Etoiles Du Candance. The final night of the festival will end with performances by Stefan Ravor known for producing zouk hits such as “Lanmou Pe Ke Fini”and “Julie.” Ali Campbells UB40 is also expected to perform on the final night of the festival. UB40, a British reggae band, has sold over 70 million records.Their number one hit singles include ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ and ‘I Got You Babe.’
Creole Stars featuring Princess Lover, Orlane, Costuleta and the MKG Band, T-Vice, Exile One and Dominica’s Triple Kay Band are the other performers who will bring down the curtains for the final night of the 14th Annual World Creole Music Festival.
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