Repeating Islands

Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival 2012 (WCMF)—with its usual theme, “C’est mizik a nou” (it’s our music)—celebrates its 16th anniversary with a tribute to the late Jeff Jo. This year’s festival runs from October 26 to 28, 2012, at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau, Dominica. According to the festival website, this year’s lineup includes many top creole music performers, such as “the venerable First Lady of Creole Music” Ophelia, and “the princess of Dominican music” Michelle Henderson.

Description: The 2012 WCMF is appropriately dubbed: “Homage to Jeff Jo…Sweeter at 16!” The festival will pay homage to fallen cadence-lypso icon Jeff Jo, who until his untimely passing in November 2011, was a major promoter and supporter of the event. Jeff Jo, known for his indefatigable spirit and his charming personality, was one of creole music’s biggest stars, revered and loved in the far corners of the creole world and wherever…

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