MAVADO is being billed as the headline act for the 20th edition of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival on October 27 at Festival City, Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau, the capital of that Caribbean isle.
The artiste leads the Jamaican delegation, which includes Etana and Romain Virgo, for the three-day festival.
The organisers said Mavado will join an illustrious list of reggae and dancehall artistes to perform at the indigenous music festival, adding that it is envisioned that he will bring his crafty lyrics, high energy, world acclaim and large fan base to the festival.
The festival will feature local, regional, and international acts covering a diverse range of creole music, from bouyon to soca and calypso, reggae, afro-funk, Haitian kompas to cadence-lypso and Zouk.
Also performing at Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival are Machel Montano, Kalash, Mavado, Yemi Alade, Bunji Garlin & Fay-Ann Lyons, Sweet Micky, Kai, Klass, Marcé & Tumpak, Asa Bantan, Triple Kay International, Mizik à Nou All Stars, Breve, Swingin’ Stars, and the Zouk All Stars featuring Jean Marc Ferdinand, Orlane, Francky Vincent, and Stéphane Ravor.
Mavado, whose real name is David Constantine Brooks, was raised in Kingston’s Cassava Piece community. Growing up in the 90s he looked up to artistes such as Bounty Killer who inspired him to work in the dancehall genre. Bounty Killer would later serve as mentor and took him under his wings to show him the ropes of the music industry.
Mavado is an award-wining dancehall artiste who has collaborated with several leading artistes including Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Ludacris, Akon, and Jay-Z.