Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Watch: Dominica Creole Music Festival stays on trend

Buju was one of the highlights of the Festival.

Buju was one of the highlights of the Festival.

The Dominica World Creole Music Festival has carved a reputation for being relevant with some of the biggest acts in the Caribbean and the African continent.

This year was no exception as the Festival booked Buju Banton, who has been touring extensively since his release from a US prison and Davido, the biggest Afrobeats singer right now. 

The Festival has also proven to be a fertile ground for big artistes from other islands to be discovered by the mixed audience that flock to the event from all over the Caribbean, particularly Martinique, Guadeloupe, St Lucia, Antigua, Sint Maarten and Haiti.

This year saw the likes of Tian Winter from Antigua, Oswald, the Zouk and Kompa singer from Sint Maarten, Haitian band Vayb, whose lead singer Mickael Guirand was formerly a member of Carimi, Kompa band Dynastiz who was contracted a day before to fill in for the Nu Look band who pulled out and Princess Lover, a longstanding Martiniquan singer who lit up the stage with her vocals and stage presence.

Marva Williams, head of the organising committee explained how they went about selecting the diverse cast for this year's event.



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