From left: Kimberley King, Destination Marketing Manager DDA; Earlson Matthew, Acting Chief Cultural Officer, Cultural Division; Samantha Letang, Acting Festivals & Events Manager, DDA; Stephen Lander (Rize & Whine); Geida Seaman (Hysteria) and Deion Anselm (Incognito X).
ROSEAU, Dominica–There are multiple events that occur prior to the staging of the World Creole Music Festival to be held in Dominica October 28-30. These fringe events encourage visitors to experience Dominica’s independence season and the various entertainment and cultural attractions of the island, according to a press release from Discover Dominica Authority (DDA).
“There are more fetes than days,” stated Acting Festivals & Events Manager Samantha Letang, during the recent World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) press conference held at the Dominica Festivals Committee, on September 14. This statement aptly describes the lively independence season which awaits entertainment lovers from around the world. This year’s fringe events include 22 enticing events to complement the annual festival, the release states.
Some events include Nirvana (@HysteriaMas), a cooler fete, to be held at the Old Mill Cultural Center on Saturday, October 1, from 5:00pm. Rize & Whine (@Infinite Ent. 767) will be held at the Botanic Gardens on Sunday, October 23 from 3:00am. Sundown (@InCognito Experience), the World Creole Music Festival weekend starter, will be held at Zaman Park in Belfast, on Thursday, October 27, from 5:00pm.
Additionally, the official calendar of activities for Dominica’s independence celebrations will be launched by the Ministry of Culture on Saturday, September 24. The calendar normally includes cultural events such as Flag Day, Jounen Kweyol (Creole Day), and the National Cultural Gala, according to the release, which asks the reader to stay tuned for information on additional events.
Regular season tickets are available at the special price of EC $300 until September 30 and can be purchased at Depex Color Lab in Roseau, or Bull’s Eye Pharmacy in Roseau or Portsmouth. Season tickets are also available at the weekly hotspots, states DDA.
DDA extends special gratitude in its release to this year’s World Creole Music Festival sponsors, which include headline sponsor Digicel; silver sponsors Tropical Shipping and Coulibri Ridge; bronze sponsor and premier banking partner National Bank of Dominica; corporate sponsors Tranquility Beach, Belfast Estate-Kubuli and Josephine Gabriel & Co. Ltd.; and business sponsors Wandy’s, The Nook, Pirates Ltd. and Carib. It also thanks the regional and local media for steadily promoting the World Creole Music Festival in its territories.
These include corporate sponsors Q95 (WICE FM) and WAVE St. Lucia; business sponsors ABS in Antigua, Hott 93/GEM Radio in Trinidad, and Philipsburg in St. Maarten; and bronze sponsor RCI in Guadeloupe and Martinique. Special mention is made to partners CNC3, Trinidad Express, The Sun, The Chronicle, Kairi FM, DOWASCO, DOMLEC and DBS Radio.
For more information on Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival contact the Dominica Festivals Committee at tel. (767)448-4833 or visit the official website:
www.DominicaFestivals.com or follow Dominica Fests on Instagram and Facebook, the release concludes.