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

Cricket News Mithali Raj Hits Fifty, India Women Take Unassailable ODI Series Lead Vs South Africa

first_imgNew Delhi: Mithali Raj led from the front with a brilliant 66 and she received great support from Punam Raut’s 65 and a blazing 39 from Harmanpreet Kaur as India Women’s cricket team took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against South Africa with a five-wicket win in the second match at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara. This continued India’s domination after they had won the six-match Twenty20 International series 3-1. South Africa put up a good show as compared to the first ODI but once again, India showed greater discipline with both bat and ball.India chose to bowl but Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt stitched a solid 76-run stand. Lee looked good for a fifty but she was sent back by Poonam Yadav. Wolvaardt notched up her fifty and she shared yet another fifty-plus stand with wicketkeeper Trisha Chetty. However, Shikha Pandey struck twice in couple of overs but South Africa still had some fight left with Mignon du Preez and Lara Goodall putting together a 59-run stand. Heading into the death overs, South Africa suffered a jolt Ekta Bisht removed both batters. South Africa ended up with 247/6, with Shikha Pandey, Bisht and Poonam Yadav taking two wickets apiece. Chasing 248, Priya Punia and Jemimah Rodrigues shared a solid opening stand but Rodrigues was caught and bowled by Ayabonga Khaka for 18. Punia struggled to get going and it was a far cry from her match-winning fifty in the first match and she was sent back by Shabnim Ismail. Raut and Mithali ensured that India did not suffer any other setbacks. Mithali and Raut rotated the strike and found the boundary when the opportunity presented itself. The 129-run stand put India on course for a win.Also Read | At 20 Years 105 Days, Mithali Raj Creates This New ODI Record As A Women CricketerHowever, Khaka and Marizanne Kapp got the wickets of Raut and Mithali respectively and South Africa sensed an opening. When Deepti Sharma was bowled by Khaka, South Africa were in the game but Harmanpreet Kaur struck a six and followed it up with two boundaries off Khaka as India crossed the line. The third and final match will take place at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara on October 14. The ongoing series is not part of the ICC Women’s ODI Championship. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more