• At the 2016 Jazz and Creole Festival  2016: Michele Henderson and Cameron Pierre (centre and left) perform

    Jazz & Creole musicians: fantastic Dominican audience response

    A jazz icon has expressed his frustration with local musicians at the 7th Annual National Jazz and Creole Festival.

  • McCarthy Marie

    The thorny issue of protecting copyright

    How can Dominican artists protect their creative work from theft and commercial exploitation that denies them due recognition and reward?

  • Musician Norman Letang

    Swinging Stars-- swinging on a thread!

    Think of Dominica's Swinging Stars band and you can't help feeling a wave of nostalgia.

  • Dada Lawrence, music producer

    There's no local music industry—Dada says

    Outspoken music producer Krishna 'Dada' Lawrence puts it bluntly: Dominica doesn't have a music industry.

  • Cadencelypso icon Gordon Henderson

    Hit us with music

    Dominican music pioneer Gordon Henderson believes the Cadence-lypso genre continues to play a vital role in the evolution of Dominica's music culture.

  • members of the Original WCK

    "We have no idea where we are as an industry…" ...

    Dominica's music industry has been limping along with behind others in the Caribbean.

  • Dada Lawrence, music producer

    Thoughts on Bouyon…

    Outspoken Dominican music producer, Krishna 'Dada' Lawrence has some frank comments about Bouyon.

  • EmileDepooter, Manager of Triple Kay band

    Thoughts on Bouyon…

    The high cost of travelling to and from Dominica and lack of tangible support are two of the bugbears restricting the progression of Bouyon music overseas.

  • Musician Cornell Phillip

    Thoughts on Bouyon…

    Bouyon pioneer, Cornell 'Fingers' Phillip is worried that too many people are unaware that 'Bouyon' originated in Dominica.

  • Two of Dominica's top musicians- the late Jeff Joseph, left and Nasio Fontaine

    Music as a source of income

    Only a smattering of musicians in Dominica earn a living almost exclusively from music.

  • Members of Exile One- Fitzroy Williams, top left, Gordon Henderson, top right, and Vivian Wallace

    Gordon Henderson talks music

    Since the 1970s, 'Cadance-lypso' has been the signature sound of Dominica, but now local music insiders are scratching their heads as they grapple with two tough questions.

  • Original WCK plays in New Yourk

    Lyrical content

    We have all heard complaints about the lyrical content of some locally generated music, including Bouyon.