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WINAIR and KLM Code Share Preparations

WINAIR code share
Airport Road, Sint Maarten (November 11, 2016) – KLM and WINAIR have begun the process of expanding their business relationship in St. Maarten. The target date for implementation of code share agreement is scheduled for 2017. "WINAIR currently enjoys a interline with KLM, one of the world’s premiere carriers, thru expansion of this agreement to a code share agreement both...

VIDEOS: Blue Element Freediving in Dominica

Freediving competition
The Blue Element freediving competition is underway, and by all accounts, the experience has been amazing! Participants can't say enough good things about Dominica and the event organizers are pleased. This inaugural freediving event brought 25 professional athletes to Dominica and they're all looking to break records over the week. Here's a video showing highlights from Day 1 and 2 of...

Dominica’s Cruise Ship Schedule for 2016

The cruise ship season usually runs from October to April and 2016 is no different from other years; the first ship will land on October 26, 2016 and the final ship for the season will and on April 15. 2017. Dominica can expect to see approximately 133 scheduled cruise ship calls for the 2016/2017 season (based on information from www.cruisetimetables.com). Scheduled are cruise icons...

Dates to Remember for the 2016 Independence Season

We're halfway through the 2016 Independence Season so be sure to make a note of these important dates on your calendar! Here are two more schedules that you'll need to remember as well:   Share these images with your social media followers so they can mark their calendars too!

WCMF Spotlight on Le Grand Méchant Zouk

Le Grand Méchant Zouk
Roseau, Dominica (October 21, 2016) - Le Grand Méchant Zouk or the Wicked Grand Zouk, was first introduced to the world in 1988 by the legendary Kassav band. Le Grand Méchant Zouk got their start through a live album of Kassav, where some of the greatest artists of the time collaborated on stage, accompanied by musicians from Kassav. The result was...

Enjoy Special Rates at Rosalie Bay Resort

Rosalie Bay Resort has earned wide acclaim for its distinct offering as an eco-resort. As a result, the resort has been honored by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and was recently named a charter member of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World. To commemorate its annual reopening, Rosalie Bay Resort is offering reduced rates to Dominican residents. The Offer From October 11 to 28,...

Festival Jam Session # 5 – Bouyon Wuk Up

Roseau, Dominica (October 7, 2016) – World Creole Music Festival Jam Session #5 will feature one of Dominica’s unique musical genres – Bouyon. This week’s Festival Jam Session dubbed Bouyon wuk up will feature Xcess Groove and Clint H and friends. Patrons of the Festival Jam Session will have the opportunity to win Festival tickets and prizes from sponsors Kubuli and...

Flow reveals Creole in the Park lineup

On Thursday 6th October, Flow announced its lineup of performing artists for this year's Flow's Creole in the Park event (known as CITP). CITP has become a staple of Independence celebrations in Dominica, and this year will be held from October 24 to 27 at the Botanic Gardens. Expect to see some of Dominica's top young artists and well as more...

Teddyson John to Perform at WCMF

Roseau, Dominica (October 5, 2016) - Teddyson John is all set to perform on night two of the World Creole Music Festival. The St. Lucian star will dazzle the crowd when he performs with Kes the Band at the Windsor Park Stadium on Saturday October 29, 2016. Teddyson John’s popularity has risen with the release of his latest hit “Allez”...

German Reggae Sensation Gentleman to Perform at WCMF

Roseau, Dominica (October 5, 2016) – German born, reggae singer, Gentleman will perform at this years’ Dominica World Creole Music Festival when he appears on the festival stage at Festival City, Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Roseau, Dominica, on Night Three, Sunday 30th October, 2016. Gentleman who has garnered huge international attention for his conscious lyrics and a classic reggae style...

The Original Bouyon Pioneers are back!

Roseau, Dominica (September 22, 2016) – Many of the guys who created the last musical genre of the 20th century, the Bouyon music from Dominica are back together as the Original Bouyon Pioneers. The Original Bouyon Pioneers will give us one more sway when they perform on night one of the World Creole Music Festival on Friday 28th October...

Dominica Weathers Tropical Storm Matthew

Roseau, Dominica (September 29, 2016) – Initial reports indicate that Dominica has weathered the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew.  To date there have been no reports of loss from the tourism sector.  Businesses are open and clean-up efforts are ongoing.   Utility companies are actively working to restore service to affected areas. Island accommodations and other tourism establishments have weathered...

Dancehall Star to rock WCMF Stage

Roseau, Dominica (October 4, 2016) – Rising dancehall superstar, Andrae Hugh Sutherland, better known as Popcaan will rock Festival City at the 19th edition of the World Creole Music Festival when he performs on Night One, Friday 28th October at Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Roseau, Dominica. The dancehall star who has emerged as one of the leading lights of the...

Multi-platinum artist Akon set for WCMF Stage

Akon at WCMF 2016
Roseau, Dominica (September 30, 2016) – Multi-platinum American singer, rapper, song writer, the prolific Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon is set to perform at the 2016 World Creole Music Festival on Night Three, Sunday 30th October at Festival City, Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Roseau, Dominica. Akon who has sought to perform at the festival finally makes his...

Timaya brings new wave of Afro-Beat to WCMF 2016

Timaya at WCMF 2016
Roseau, Dominica (September 30, 2016) – New wave afro-beat comes to the stage of the World Creole Music Festival with the energy and vibration of Nigerian hip-hop, afro-beat and reggae superstar, Timaya on Night One, Friday 28th October at Festival City, Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Roseau, Dominica. Timaya whose real name is Enetimi Alfred Odon, is a Nigerian singer and song...

DDA Celebrates Wellness Month with Yoga at Schools

Health and Wellness month
Roseau, Dominica (September 29, 2016) – Discover Dominica Authority partnered with three schools as part of Wellness Month celebrations in September. Yoga sessions were organized for students of the Christian Union Primary School, TC Sunbeam Preschool and the Convent High School. The sessions were conducted by practitioners from the Yoga Teachers Committee of the Dominica Spa, Health and Wellness Association (D-SHWA). The...

Midnight Groovers to lift WCMF with Authentic Creole Rhythm and Style

Midnight Groovers
Roseau, Dominica (September 22, 2016) – Dominica’s Midnight Groovers will bring an authentic voice and unique style to lift the 19th edition of the World Creole Music Festival when they perform on night one, Friday 28th October at Festival City, Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Roseau, Dominica. The Groovers, one of Dominica’s most enduring musical groups come from the dynamic cultural...

Extasy Band to Make Debut Performance at WCMF 2016

Roseau, Dominica (September 22, 2016) – One of the fast emerging musical groups on the Dominican music scene over the past few years, Extasy Band from the now storm ravaged Petite Savanne community, will make a return appearance at the 19th edition of the World Creole Music Festival when they perform on night one, Friday 28th October, Festival City,...

WCMF 2016 Tickets Available Online

Roseau, Dominica (September 22, 2016) – Tickets for the 19th World Creole Music Festival are available online. This announcement was made by WCMF Project Consultant Val Cuffy today. WCMF 2016 tickets can be purchased from www.ticketpal.com at US$125 for season tickets and US$48 for nightly tickets. Click here to get your tickets! Season tickets will be on sale for EC$275 during...

Festival Jam Session # 4 is on!

Roseau, Dominica (September 29, 2016) – The World Creole Music Festival Jam Session number 4 is on. The event will take place at the Bayfront on Friday September 30, 2016 from 4 pm to 10 pm. The highlight of this week’s Festival Jam Session will be a soft launch of Mas Domnik 2017. Miss Dominica 2017 contestants will sign their...

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