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“Creole in the Park is the biggest daytime event on the island during the independence celebrations, that brings together the island’s culture, different genres of music, local arts and craft, food, and people from all walks of life in one location at the scenic Botanic Gardens in Roseau. The Line Up for the Four (4) day event is as follows: Monday 24th – Day One:N-Core Band formerly MFR Band, Ka’Dance Band, Colton T, and Midnight Groovers. Tuesday 25th – Day Two: Signal Band, Gregory Rabess, Shades of Green, Lady of Song Ophelia Marie, and Swinging Stars together with local calypsonians. Wednesday 26th – Day Three:Caribbean Vibes, Dr Silk, Amos & Ras Judah, Triple Kay Global, Q Talent Search Competitors, Fanatik Band, RAS Mo and Kes the Band. Thursday 27th – Day Four:Freddie & Friends, Blaklyte, Nelly Stharre, 2010 QTS Winner Asher Thomas, WCK Band and Bounty Killer.”

“Roseau, Dominica – October 3, 2011: Dominica’s leading telecommunications provider LIME, will on Wednesday unveil an exciting, sizzling performance line up for this year’s 9th annual LIME Creole in the Park. LIME will host a media launch event at 3pm on Wednesday October 5th at its Roseau Conference facilities. Patrons of the LIME flagship CITP event will have the opportunity to listen live on all three local radio stations to gain insight on this year’s much anticipated line-up. Minister for Tourism, Ian Douglas, Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence, CEO of Discover Dominica Authority Colin Piper and LIME’s General Manager Jeffery Baptiste will address Wednesday’s Press Conference. Entertainers at the launch will include former calypso Monarch and LIME artist King Dice, reigning calypso Monarch Tasha P and overseas based Dominican poet RASMO. The LIME Creole in the Park will be held from 12 noon to 7pm daily from October 24th to 27th at Dominica’s scenic Botanic Ga”

“On Stage he'll testify to the streets When Ras Mo Moses came here from San Francisco in 2003, he noticed the buttons kids were wearing. The ones memorializing friends or relatives gunned down in the streets. “When the kids wear buttons, or make memorials,” he said, “they are sending a message: I am next or I am in pain. We need to respond.””

“What people say about Ras Mo’s work: Delmance Ras Mo Moses’ deep respect for human beings, together with his enormous experience working with many different communities both in the U. S. and abroad, provided our region with a new understanding of the visionary role of Community Artist… His revolutionary work, frequently carried out behind the scenes, fosters cooperation, nurtures young artists, and brings out creativity and a voice in everyone. The Arts Council of Greater New Haven // There are a lot of people doing violence prevention, a lot of funds thrown at the problems, and a lot of uninspiring talks and workshops. In contrast, Ras Mo’s use of song, theater, and interactive exercises has a transformative and motivational impact on people and allows them to develop innovative projects with others to address violence. He is truly one of our most creative and effective voices. Paul Kivel, Violence Prevention Educator co-author, Helping Teens Stop Violence”

“Time to rhyme: Dub Poetry Festival THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR (Nov 9, 2007) Anti-violence educator Ras Mo Moses walked into a youth detention facility in San Francisco a few years ago to find a group of hardened teens listening to nothing but hard-core rap. A lecture from a podium wasn't going to cut it with this crowd, he soon realized. "I needed to speak a language they understood," said Moses. He ditched the sexism and materialism he heard in the youths' favourite rap lyrics but saved the rhythm. Instead of preaching to the young offenders, Moses tried to reach them with dub poetry, an art form with roots in 1970s Jamaica. ”

“Now based in California, Ras Mo leads the Pink & Blue Arts for Violence Prevention Project. The Pink & Blue curriculum, performances, and training modules are built around a repertoire of original music and performance poetry. They address gender, relationship, gun, and gang-related violence, drugs, HIV/AIDS, and STDs.”