first_img Sharing is caring! 71 Views   no discussions Discover Dominica Authority and Dominica Festivals Committee under the guidance of DFC Chairman and DDA CEO Mr. Colin Piper and DFC Events Director Natalie Clarke-Meade commence early preparations towards the 16th edition of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival 2012. “It is always good when a project’s logistics can be managed early. WCMF 15th edition’s success was because of pushing early and people definitely saw and felt the difference. Through these tough economic times, the Government of Dominica continues to support cultural assets of Dominica in funding the staging of this event for the 16th edition. DFC along with support of organizing sponsor DDA and Headline sponsor DIGICEL and many key partners will endeavor to create yet another success in 2012.” Looking towards an early launch date, the general public helped to choose this year’s tagline through voting on WCMF website. ‘Homage to Jeff Jo’ our fallen Cadence-Lypso Creole Ambassador who passed away shortly after giving a stellar performance at his favorite festival 2011 and ‘Sweeter at Sixteen’ head up the popular vote. DFC thanks you our loyal public for choosing with your heart. The October 26-28, 2012 event plans to draw large crowds on all three nights of what is seen in the region as a mélange of Creole genres music festival from the French West Indies, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Antigua and Dominicans returning from the various Diasporas in the region, UK and the USA. DFC events coordinator, Mrs. Natalie Clarke-Meade says, “I look forward once again to partnering and receiving the high level of support from DFC’s many important stakeholders and corporate sponsors as I was privileged to work with in 2011. To this end DFC has already received confirmation of DIGICEL…the bigger…better network’s headline sponsorship and willingness to partner closely on many aspects of production this year.” DFC also seeks to engage other local companies big and small in making commitment in cash and in-kind to sustain the staging of this exciting 16th edition. DFC Chairman Colin Piper says, “This is the time for all companies to carve their niche in the WCMF. You are encouraged to pick the areas you feel will return the most value for money and discuss with us. We certainly are open to the ideas that you are willing to support in cash or kind that will make the festival more convenient and comfortable for the patrons; and continue to allow the festival to be more attractive for visiting patrons.”“This will be a fantastic continuation from last years,” the DFC Event Directors says. “Sponsors an partners all played a part in ensuring that patrons were more comfortable; they provided support in branding the food court with tents and other paraphernalia and worked closely with the DFC to ensure that the actual event was better executed. The media was also key and very instrumental in getting the word out to the many patrons who turned out on all three nights. They also worked closely with us on the nights of the festival, conducting their business in a very orderly and organized fashion, as they collected information to prepare their stories and for content which is key in an international event of this kind”, Mrs Clarke-Meade explained.The 16th annual Dominica World Creole Music Festival is owned and presented by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica through the Ministry of Tourism. It is produced and managed through Discover Dominica Authority and the Dominica Festival Committee Secretariat. Headline sponsor 2012 is telecommunications company DIGICEL… the bigger, better network. Press Release Share Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews DDA and DFC team up on early preparations for Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival 16! by: – July 3, 2012 Sharelast_img

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