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Jazz ‘n Creole: A Celebration of Music, Culture, and Cuisine


Jazz ‘n Creole

The 12th edition of Jazz ‘n Creole, a fusion of jazz and creole music, will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at Fort Shirley in the Cabrits National Park, Portsmouth, from 2PM to 9PM. The event has been growing in popularity since its inception in 2010, and this year's theme is 'rainforest fantasy.' The festival offers a wide range of musical genres and incorporates cuisine, dance, culture, and the arts.


Tickets for the event can be purchased online for EC$150, and patrons are encouraged to purchase them in advance. Tickets for children aged 12 to 17 are available for EC$75, while children under 12 enter for free. Tickets purchased at the gate will be sold for EC$175. Special packages that include accommodation, Jazz ‘n Creole tickets, and experiences can also be booked directly via the website.


The festival includes several special features, including a VIP area for those who prefer a little extra pampering, a 'Kids Zone' that offers fun activities such as face painting, and the popular 360 video booth for social media sharing. Fringe events leading up to the mainstage event will begin on April 23, 2023. For more information about the fringe events, follow Dominica Festivals on Facebook and Instagram.


The festival's current lineup includes several notable performers, including Black Violin, Island Jazz Collective featuring Jussi Paavola, Phyllisia Ross, Signal Band, and Swingin Stars. The festival's fusion of jazz and creole music, coupled with a range of musical genres, makes it a unique and exciting event for music enthusiasts.


Jazz ‘n Creole is presented by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica through the Ministry of Tourism and Discover Dominica Authority (DDA). The event's sponsors include HHV Whitchurch & Co. Ltd., Belfast Estate and Kubuli, National Bank of Dominica, Tranquility Beach, Fine Foods, Inc., Josephine Gabriel & Co. Ltd., Coulibri Ridge, and ShopBox Dominica.


In addition to the festival, Dominica offers several exciting experiences for visitors, including hiking, whale watching, and scuba diving. For more information about the island and its offerings, visit www.discoverdominica.com, explore the destination's YouTube page, and follow Dominica Festivals on Instagram and Facebook.


Jazz ‘n Creole is an opportunity to experience the vibrant culture of Dominica through music, cuisine, dance, and the arts. The festival's fusion of jazz and creole music, coupled with a range of musical genres, makes it a unique and exciting event for music enthusiasts. The festival is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

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