One of Haiti’s leading Carnival bands, ‘Kreyol La’, will grace Dominica’s 2016 World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) stage, with their unique thumping rhythmic Kompa, when they perform on Night 1, on Friday 28th October at Festival City, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau.
Kreyol La is among a leading Haitian groups that are well known for contributing a unique sound and rhythm during Haiti’s carnival spectacle. They have captured several top awards over the years for their carnival music, outstripping and out-performing well-known Kompa bands such as Krezi Mizik and T-Vice. Their brand of Kompa music is very similar to other fan favorites like Djakout and D P Express, and has endeared them to myriads of fans in Haiti and across the Haitian diaspora.
Kreyol La is following the footsteps of a long line of top Kompa bands out of Haiti, who have performed at the Annual WCMF in Dominica since the inception of the festival in 1997. Their music, and the influence of the other top Haitian acts that appeared on the WCMF stage like Carimi, T-Vice, Djakout, Krezi Mizik, Magnum Band, Zin, Phantom Band, Tabou Combo, Nu Look, Sweet Mickey and so many others, will return nostalgia and warm feelings to fans of the festival, and to music lovers in general, who will hopefully find their music intoxicating and riveting.
At this year’s festival, fans can expect a line-up of top regional and international acts covering creole music genres from Bouyon to Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Afro-beat, Kompa, Cadence-lypso and Zouk. The headliners of this year’s festival include Ophelia, Michele Henderson, Kreyol La, Dédé St. Prix, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Timaya, reggae star Popcaan, Morgan Heritage, Gentleman, Soca group Kes The Band, along with Dominican bands WCK, Triple Kay Global, Extasy, Breve, Midnight Groovers and Asa Banton.
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