Discover Dominica Authority successfully staged the 11th edition of Dominica’s Jazz ‘n Creole at the Cabrits National Park, Fort Shirley in Portsmouth on Sunday, May 1st, 2022, after a two-year absence. Beyond the mainstage, the fringe activities which started on Thursday, April 28th had the destination buzzing.
There was a great turnout at the picturesque Fort Shirley with over 1,200 patrons which included residents and visitors. Patrons had the opportunity to enjoy the VIP Experience for the first time at Jazz ‘n Creole along with the grounds experience. Five acts performed including local acts Femme 4 featuring Starsha, Shalina, Marsha and Tasha P with local band Breve and Dominica’s Princess of Song, Michele Henderson. Foreign acts included JSJ Trio from Guadeloupe, Freetown Collective from Trinidad and Tobago and Teddyson John from St. Lucia.
Spoken performances by Ameka Cognet and Hassan Robinson, the fashion segment featuring local designer Bellanoir, as well as supporting performer, the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company all contributed to the high standard of the event. A live painting which was donated to the Division of Culture in memorial of Earl Ettienne was presented by Shadrach Burton. The Dominique Boutique, another first for Jazz ‘n Creole, saw thirteen local wellness, craft and creative wear producers showcased their products to patrons. Rich local cuisine from various food and beverage operators all added to an overall positive response from patrons on the staging of the event.
Thanks go out to the Government of Dominica as presenting sponsor and to all the other sponsors, Trading International Group, Tranquility Beach Resort and Spa, Digicel, J. Astaphan and Company Ltd., Belfast Estate, Timbos Suites and The Sign Man. Special mention must be made of Josephine Gabriel and Company Limited, Beacon Insurance, Dowasco, Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation and PDV Caribe Dominica Limited.
Thanks is also extended to all our partners who made the staging of Jazz ‘n Creole 2022 a success, especially our transport providers who made it convenient for the many visitors to visit the island.