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Bouyon Champions WCK celebrating 25 years

first_imgLocalNews Bouyon Champions WCK celebrating 25 years by: – January 26, 2012 54 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share WCK original logo, photo credit: dominicadevelopmentgroup.comBouyon Champions “WCK” band will celebrate its 25th year of existence this year.Windward Caribbean Kulture affectionately known as “WCK” which was formed in 1987 has been credited as the pioneers of bouyon music which originated in Dominica. The WCK band which is also based in Dominica has earned its place at the top ranks in the entertainment industry due to its unique blend of the islands traditional music and dances namely Belle, Quadrille, Jing Ping, Mazouk and Cadence calypso. This blend has been labeled “Bouyon” a genre they had credited for creating. WCK representative Jael Joseph highlighted the accomplishments of the band at the Dominica Festivals Committee’s weekly press conference on Wednesday.WCK representative, J.L Joseph“WCK or CK for short has managed to bring back the traditional sounds of Dominica through technological advancements and the use of state of the art musical instruments thus enhancing and revitalizing a sound once thought to be dormant.”According to Joseph the group hits include; “One more sway” in 1990 and recorded the second album “Culture shock”, “Forever”, “Volah Voleh”, “Conch Shell”, “To show to flam”, “Balance Battay”, “Hold dem”, “Super Band”. Joseph noted that the Band has to date “produced over nineteen albums all highly acclaimed and continues to capture the hearts of multiple generations of music lovers, not only Bouyon music, but with a diverse repertoire both live and at protection level”. The band has received several awards over the years and these include;• Best album, Culture Shock, Dominica Fame awards, 1991-1992• Dominica road march for “Conch Shell” 1993• Best participating band Festival de musica del Caribe in Columbia in 1994• Best Album “To show to flam” in Dominica fame awards 1995• Best album original “Hold dem” Dominica fame awards 1996• Song of the year Bouyon in St Lucia RCI 1996• Best album “Too many cooks” Dominica Fame awards in 1997Joseph says “now approaching its twenty-fifth anniversary, WCK is unanimously, with resilience going against the present norm of one hit wonders. The band intends to live up to its duty to satisfy the current fans and attract new ones”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more