Buzz Over Plans for Staging of 15th Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNewsWCMF 2011 Buzz Over Plans for Staging of 15th Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival by: – August 16, 2011 Share 81 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Roseau, Dominica —- The Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) is reporting heightened interest and a big buzz being created by fans and patrons of the World Creole Music Festival for the staging of this year’s festival, scheduled for October 28-30 at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau, Dominica.The DFC is expressing its satisfaction over the response from fans of the festival, reporting a high level of interest with the line-up released for this year’s festival as well as with the plans outlined so far for the staging of this major event in Dominica.According to DFC Event’s Director, Mrs. Natalie Clarke-Meade, plans for the staging of this year’s event are progressing satisfactorily, with the Events Management Team focusing on key functional areas, including finalizing arrangements for contracting bands and performing artistes, venue preparations, marketing and promotions, security, media relations, merchandising,  accommodation and air and ground transportation. Mrs. Clarke-Meade is also excited over the buzz being created so far.And according to Mrs. Meade: “I feel people are expecting much from us this year and thanks to our platinum sponsor DIGICEL and many partners, this will become a reality. Patrons are anticipating quite an exciting time because of the line-up for this year’s festival. They are calling in to say how much they like the line-up, noting that it is a balanced one with something for Creole and music lovers. The DFC Office and its Board want to ensure we deliver a quality festival experience to our cherished patrons on this special anniversary year, giving them something worth their expectations”, the DFC Events’ Director said.She however expressed the hope that “the challenges of the world economic crisis which is impacting not just Dominica, but the entire Caribbean would not reflect negatively on arrivals to our festival”, she explained.Mrs. Meade reported also that “already hotels, airlines in and out of Dominica are filling up quickly during the month of October” and wants to encourage overseas patrons to make early bookings if they want to experience this unique music festival.The 15th World Creole Music Festival will run from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October.  Night One: Alie Campbell (the legendary voice of UB40); Kolo Barst of Martinique; Harmonik of Haiti; Jeff Joseph and Gramacks/New Generation; and WCK; Night Two: Jean-Philippe Marthely and Jocelyne Beroard of Kassav fame with Band a Pipo of Martinique; Dobet Gnahore of Ivory Coast; Third World of Jamaica; Carimi of Haiti, and Midnight Groovers of Dominica; Night Three: Swinging Stars of Dominica; Zouk All Stars with Fanny, Jocelyne Labylle and Alex Catrin of Guadeloupe; Reggae superstar, Gyptian; Bunji Garlin and Fay-ann Lyons of Trinidad, and Triple Kay of Dominica. THANKS to our headline sponsors The Government of Dominica and DIGICEL…the bigger, better, network!Press Release Sharelast_img read more

Gatlin looks forward to final showdown with Bolt

first_imgAMERICAN sprint star Justin Gatlin admits he is looking forward to one last showdown with world’s fastest man Usain Bolt at this summer’s London World Championships.The meet is expected to be the last major championship of the decorated 30-year-old Bolt, who has announced that he will be retiring from the sport at the end of this season.The 35-year-old Gatlin, who has been Bolt’s closest rival for the last several seasons, ensured that he is on course to at least remain a part of the spectacle following a 100m win at United States Trials on Saturday.The sprinter clocked 9.95 seconds to claim the top spot, in the process getting the better of young collegiate star Christian Coleman (9.98) the pre-race favourite for many heading into the final.Now on the horizon for Gatlin, who finished second behind Bolt at the 2013 and 2015 Worlds and 2016 Olympics, is another chance to test the mettle of the Jamaican.“It’s going to be a changing of an era,” Gatlin told Reuters. “We are going to be looking at a person who came along and made his mark and who has not only excited the crowds but he has made history over and over.”“I always wanted to battle with the guys with the records,” the American said.“When I came back into the sport, my goal was to be…I said to myself ‘I just want to be shoulder to shoulder with him’,” Gatlin told reporters at the U.S. nationals/world trials.“It was just total respect for how fast he is, the competition he brings.”last_img read more