Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival, the region’s biggest indigenous music festival, will this year run from Oct. 23-25 at its usual venue at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Roseau.
The 22nd edition of the Festival will be held one week earlier, to accommodate preparations for celebrating the country’s 42nd anniversary of Independence on Nov. 3.
The festival is preceded by a variety of cultural events, competition and fringe musical events. It has become well known for attracting some of the region’s major acts in the creole musical genres like Cadence-lypso and Bouyon from Dominica, Zouk from the French Antilles, Compas from Haiti, as well as other genres with Caribbean and African roots, like reggae and dancehall from Jamaica, soca and calypso from Trinidad and other Caribbean islands and afrobeats from Africa. Buju Banton was the biggest name to perform last October.