Dominica World Creole Music Festival

Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival is a three-day musical event devoted to Afro-Caribbean and Creole sounds that brings local, regional, and international acts to Roseau, Dominica the last weekend in October. 

A celebration of Caribbean sounds, the Caribbean festival covers genres such as Cadence-lypso, Kompa, Zouk, Soukous, Bouyon, Zydeco, and Afrobeat, among others, for a weekend of captivating beats and electrifying vibrations. The festival has attracted lovers of Afro-Caribbean sounds to Dominica for over two decades and has brought big names to its stage in years past. This year’s international talent is Nigerian Afro-pop artist Joeboy whose creative blend of Afro-pop, Trap, and R&B produced one of this year’s biggest Afrobeat singles “Sip (Alcohol).” Regional talents lighting up the stage include Soca legend Machel Montano, Jamaican dancehall sensation Popcaan, and Cadence-lypso pioneer Gordon Henderson. Local talents also shine, led by Asa Bantan, Dominica’s “King of Bouyon” and “Wet Fete King,” whose legendary performances have had crowds pumping and jumping for over 20 years.

Other talents on the initial lineup for this year’s World Creole Music Festival are Beres Hammond, Tabou Combo, TK International, Michele Henderson, Patrice Roberts, Midnight Groovers, Vayb, Joelle Ursull, Njie, Medhy Custos, Jean Luc Guanel, and Extasy. More artists will be revealed in the coming days but tickets are already up for grabs with one night costing between $150-$200 and season tickets coming at a bargain of $375.

The festival caps off Dominica’s Independence month celebrations and coincides with International Creole Day. As such, the festival weekend also celebrates all things Creole with food stalls serving up savory fare and local artisans proudly displaying their crafts. This year, the World Creole Music Festival promises another weekend of electrifying revelry, beckoning music enthusiasts to the lush Caribbean island of Dominica.

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    October 27, 2023
    October 29, 2023


    Dominica Festivals Commission