Johann Chuckeree of Trinidad, Mel C and The Smith Brothers of Dominica are in the line-up for Dominica’s 2019 Jazz n Creole
Johann Chuckeree of Trinidad & Tobago, Mel C, and The Smith Brothers are all in the line-up for Dominica’s 2019 Dominica’s Jazz n Creole which is carded to take place from May 3rd – 5th, 2019, at Fort Shirley in the Cabrits National Park.
Marva Williams, Festival and Events Manager (Ag) at the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) made the announcement at a concert featuring British Artiste Joss Stone.
Johann Chuckaree is a celebrated pannist who mastered the steel pan under the tutelage of Len “Boogse” Sharpe. Chuckaree is the section leader and senior member of the 7-time national panorama champs Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove Steel Orchestra. He has performed alongside Andy Narrell, represented his country in Argentina as cultural ambassador and amazed audiences in: Barbados; St. Lucia; London; Germany; France; New York; Boston and; Los Angeles with his stirring steel pan music.
Mel, formerly known as Mel C, has thrilled Dominicans with her melodious vocals as lead singer of Ti Orkest Band and as a contestant in the Miss Dominica 2013 National Queen Pageant. She has performed in: Summer Heat Fest; Fete la Coudre; The Gaza Party and others. Mel has gained considerable experience performing alongside: Queen Ifrica; Tony Rebel; Munga Honourable; Popcaan; Christopher Martin and Wayne Wonder.
The Smith Brothers have risen to local stardom with the energetic and lyrically sound deliveries of their youngest member Micah Smith. The band comprises Marxian on guitar and piano, Michaj on drums, Mighan on bass guitar and Micah the lead vocalist.
Marva Williams of the DFC encouraged patrons to get ready for another exciting Jazz ‘n Creole lineup with two additional performers to be announced in the coming weeks.
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