Idol Tribute to Jeff Joe at 16th Annual World Creole Music Festival-Sweet 16

Johnny Ingel and Collin Piper

Johnny Ingel and Collin Piper

Friday’s opening entertainment gives showcase to rising musical stars doing an idol tribute to Jeff Jo; DOMFESTA and Cadence Lypso winners, Q95 stars Colton T, Asher Thomas, Shameka Sorhaindo and Chad Astaphan backed up by BREVE

DFC also is preparing a special package of activities to be dubbed “Dominica Night” as a means of giving back to the fans and patrons over these past 16 years with a WCMF 16 Mini Opening Ceremony celebration to kick off the weekend.

Night One, Friday 26th October Opening gala celebration featuring DOMINICA. A night of Bouyon, Zouk and Compas celebration to include Bouyon music pioneers, WCK; new Bouyon sensation, Asa Banton with his many hits including “I Know People that Know people”; Haitian Compas group, Kreyola; and an all-star cast of Zouk artistes from the French West Indies including Zouk Machine, Tanya St. Val and Luc Leandre.

Night Two, Saturday 27th October is a party of the music of the dynamic and most successful Barbadian Soca band, Krosfyah led by the indomitable Edwin Yearwood; Dominican popular band, Fanatik with a slew of veteran front-men including Derick ‘Rah’ Peters of WCK fame, Onyan of Burning Flames fame, Fredo of Seventeen Plus of the USVI and reigning calypso monarch, Dice and Road-march King, Sye; the electrifying and dazzling sound of Disip Gazzman of Haiti; Reggae royal-highness, Taurus Riley of “She’s So Royal” fame; with the pulsating sound of Bouyon heavyweight, Triple Kay Global. Night Three,

Night Three, Sunday 28th October is a journey to roots music, female superstars and a big tribute to Jeff Jo. This will feature headliners, Dominican music divas, Ophelia and Michelle; Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley; Rising Stars of Dominican music; the debut performance on the WCMF stage by the Original Grammacks International, paying tribute to their late leader, Jeff Jo; Popular Compas band, T-Vice and kings of Cadence music, Chubby and the  Midnight Groovers.       

The headline sponsors of the sixteenth WCMF will once again be telecommunications giant, Digicel, the Bigger, Better Network and the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Nathalie Walsh

Nathalie Walsh

Johnny Ingel

Johnny Ingel

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