Tourism Minister Denise Charles has announced that plans are in place for the expansion of the Cabrits National Park which will allow more space for hosting the annual Jazz n’ Creole event in the future.
Hundreds of Dominicans and visitors alike flocked to the Cabrits National Park in Portsmouth on Sunday, April 30, to witness an exciting Jazz n’ Creole event this year.
“One of the things we are doing, we have a project which will look at renovation of the Cabrits National Park, and in the future we should have much more space,” she said.
Charles continued, “One of the things we are trying to do is to ensure that we create economic activity in every hamlet and Jazz n’ Creole is not just about Cabrits, but it’s about Portsmouth, it’s about spending the weekend in the north.”
According to her, based on the information this year many people have made it a weekend in the north, “and came up since Friday night, some came on Saturday night and we had a lot of Fringe events that people could go and enjoy…”
Charles pointed out that so far residents of Portsmouth are happy to have Jazz n’ Creole.
“I love the creativity, the beautiful designs, and everyone [looked] beautiful at Cabrits,” she stated.
“The headline acts for this year’s event were Haitian-American artiste, Phyllisia Ross, Grammy-nominated Black Violin of Fort Lauderdale.
A number of other bands including, Swingin’ Stars and Signal Band, the Island Jazz Collective featuring Jussi Paavola, and much more performed at the event.
The dress code for the event was ‘Rainforest Fantasy’.