Dominica’s Jazz and Creole presented by the Ministry of Tourism, International Transport, and Maritime Initiatives and Discover Dominica Authority returns to Cabrits National Park/Fort Shirley in Portsmouth, Sunday, May 1st, 2022, for the eleventh edition after a two-year absence.
With a great turnout in the past years and positive feedback, organizers say they are excited to be producing the eleventh edition of the Jazz and Creole Festival. The popular, family-friendly festival usually attracts a large crowd of Jazz enthusiasts to Dominica’s shores.
At the 2022 Jazz festival, five, diverse Jazz artists and bands will perform, including two foreign acts, Teddyson John from St Lucia and JSJ Trio from Guadeloupe, along with local artists: Femme 4 comprising of four female artists ( Marsha Laurent, Shalina Samuel, Marsha Augustine, and Tasha Peltier,). Other local, jazz contemporary acts will be announced later.
“First presented by Discover Dominica Authority in 2010, Dominica’s Jazz and Creole is a fusion of Jazz music with Creole music, food, and culture, all in the family atmosphere of Fort Shirley in the Cabrits National Park. We are thrilled to be able to host the event this year as Events and Festivals are an important niche and strategy pillar for Dominica’s tourism development. Festivals and Events help to ensure the continuity of key traditions while protecting the destination’s culture and importantly, ensuring the socio-economic development of the destination,” said Destination Marketing Manager, Ms. Kimberly King.