Dominica World Creole Music Festival which celebrates the Creole music culture of the Creole-speaking countries of the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa has become one of the major annual Caribbean events. The event which has come to symbolize the distinct and unique flavor of the Caribbean’s Creole heritage is held over the last weekend in October and coincides with the celebrations of Dominica’s independence activities as well as international Creole day.
October is ideally Creole month in Dominica when the island finds time to dance, sing, cook and wear anything and everything Creole. That is a period of immense pride and national self-realization. The whole nation is awash with the vibrations and joy of being a Creole country. The WCMF started in 1997 as a means of boosting tourist arrivals and giving Dominica an event that would draw worldwide attention at a time when the island began to expand and grow its tourism.
Today, this event has become the most anticipated event on the island event’s calendar and one of the most sought-after music festivals in the Caribbean. Through the years, the WCMF has come to signify three nights of fun, high tempo music and the excitement, joy, and love of Creole people with their friends from the rest of the Caribbean and from around the world.
The festival main stage is set up on the last weekend of October, starting on Journee Kweyole/Creole Day running right through Monday morning. However, there are several fringe events leading up to and in recent times, even after the festival. It all gets started with Heritage