Roseau, Dominica: September 4, 2017
They are among the leading lights of Dominica’s music – Cornell Phillip, Michele Henderson, Elijah Benoit, Martindale Olive, Carlyn XP and Webster Marie- and they are combining to form the Mizik A Nou All-Stars at this year’s World Creole Music Festival with an appearance on Night Three at Festival City, Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Roseau, Dominica.
They will combine their tremendous performing talents to deliver a highly anticipated performance highlighting the numerous hit songs from the four World Creole Music Festival Commemorative Compilations of the “Mizik A Nou” hit series. The Mizik A Nou compilations which coincided with the start of the WCMF in 1997, has been described as “a masterpiece representing the roots and future of Dominica’s Cadence-lypso”. The WCMF Commemorative Compilations which were first produced between 1997 and 1999, and the most recent in 2016. The compilations featured several leading performing artistes, writers, musicians, and producers led by the incomparable Cornell Phillip and include Edmund Angol, Martindale Olive, Donavan Gabriel, Michele Henderson, Elijah Benoit, Pelham Jno. Baptiste, Herbie Jack, Ashton Lugay, Carlyn XP, Webster Marie and Chad Augustine.
The “Mizik A Nou Hit Series” which was inspired by Cornell Phillip, Edmund Angol and now deceased Dominica Festivals Committee Executive Director Eddie Toulon, provided fans and festival lovers at home and abroad with a wide mix of Cadence-lypso music and helped to inspire a new generation of musicians to the power and creativity of the Dominican music. It gave fans something to hold on to as they celebrated the three nights of pulsating rhythms. The songs were anthems to fans and gifts to visitors and friends of the festival and Dominica’s music culture.
The series produced a string of hits many of which have become a major part of the festival experience and the rich legacy of the festival over these past twenty years. The best known of the hits include Sa Ki Pa Ni, Jouer Kadans and Sa ki Sa-w in 1997; Hossey, Dancé Kolé, Sacrifice, and Ba mwen Bouyon in 1998 and Dominique Vivan, Rhum Sung, Espwa in 1999 and Sélébwé” in 2016.
This is certain to be a moment of great nostalgia and a time to relive the early years of the Festival. Come ready to dance, sing and to celebrate the 20 years of this great festival movement.
The 20th edition of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival is slated for October 27-29 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau, Dominica. A line-up of top local, regional, and international acts covering a diverse range of creole music from the infectious Bouyon to the sweet sensation of Soca and Calypso, Reggae, Afro-funk, Haitian Kompas to the vibrating sounds of Cadence-lypso and Zouk awaits patrons. On this year’s exciting line-up are Machel Montano, Kalash, Mavado, Yemi Alade, Bunji Garlin & Fay-Ann Lyons, Sweet Micky, Kai, Etana, Romain Virgo, Klass, Marcé & Tumpak, Asa Bantan, Triple Kay International, Mizik à Nou All Stars, Breve, Swingin’ Stars, and the Zouk All Stars featuring Jean Marc Ferdinand, Orlane, Francky Vincent, and Stéphane Ravor.
Official sponsors of this year’s World Creole Music Festival include: Caribbean Broadcast Network, Caribbean Media Corporation, DBS Radio, DEPEX, Digicel, Dominica News Online, J. Astaphan & Co. Ltd, Kairi FM, LIAT, PJD2, Q95FM, The Wave, TicketPal Caribbean, Trend Media (LOOP), Variety Radio, and Vibes Radio/DA Vibes.
For more information on the 20th edition of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival, visit www.DominicaFestivals.com.
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About Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival: Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival celebrates the creole culture of creole speaking countries in the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. The Festival, held annually in October seeks to augment the creole month festivities and Independence celebrations held during this period as well as boost visitor arrivals to the island. The World Creole Music Festival features various musical genres to include Reggae, Zouk, Kompas, Cadence, Bouyon, Salsa, Dancehall/Hip Hop, Merengue, Soukous, Zydeco. The Festival is dubbed ‘Three Nights of Pulsating Rhythms’ for its wide repertoire of musical genres on showcase each night. Join us for the 20th World Creole Music Festival, October 27-29, 2017.