Capturing the World Creole Music Festival 2019

As a small business owner in a skill-based industry, it's important to try my hand at different genres of photography. Not only will it allow me to satisfy different types of clients, but accepting various challenges also makes me a better photographer.

As such, I jumped on a recent opportunity to document the PVIP/VVIP experience at the 21st edition of the World Creole Music Festival in Dominica.

The three-day festival was held from the 25th to the 27th of October at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau, and featured several musical acts, such as afrobeat heart-throb Davido, Francophone icon Gordon Henderson and arguably the star attraction of the weekend, Buju Banton.

I must thank the team at NexConnex Productions who brought me on as one of their photographers. They put on a true VIP experience for hundreds patrons. It has been lauded by seasoned party-goers as a tremendous experience, and a welcome addition to WCMF.

This was my first time covering a music concert/event and it's definitely a departure from my regular work. But it was a great experience. Here are some of the shots from the weekend:

Night #1

Fishing village decor in the VIP area, WCMF 2019

Kalinago crafts in the VIP area, WCMF 2019

Seating area at VIP area, WCMF 2019

Asa Bantan on stage, WCMF 2019

Elegant sign at entrance of VIP area, WCMF 2019

Asa Bantan and his team with a raucous crowd, WCMF 2019

Artist, Shadrach Burton, explaining his art in the Art Gallery section of the VIP area, WCMF, 2019

Patron in the VIP area recording the scene on stage, WCMF 2019

Night #2

Happy crowd front-of-stage at the VIP area, WCMF 2019

Reggae sensation Buju Banton at WCMF 2019

Gordon Henderson, candence-lypso icon, at WCMF 2019

Having a bite to eat in the Village VIP area, WCMF 2019

Zouk star, Oswald, at WCMF 2019

Zouk star, Oswald, at WCMF 2019

Patrons in the Village VIP area, WCMF 2019

 

 

Solo dancing patron in the VIP area at WCMF 2019

Soca icons, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons at WCMF 2019

Bunji Garlin pointing to the crowd, WCMF 2019

Fay-Ann Lyons catching a vibe, WCMF 2019

Night #3

VayB rocking the crowd WCMF 2019

VayB rocking the crowd, WCMF 2019

Romain Virgo tears the house down, WCMF 2019

Excited fan snaps a photo, WCMF 2019

Etana stirs up the crowd, WCMF 2019

Catching a vibe, WCMF 2019

Romain Virgo at WCMF 2019

Capturing the action at WCMF 2019

Etana struts across the stage at WCMF 2019

Romain Virgo tears the house down, WCMF 2019


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