KNOW HERE: Some unknown facts about Cadence-lypso music in Dominica

Cadence-lypso is a French-Dominican genre of music, with the group Exile One credited as the pioneer of Cadence.

KNOW HERE: Some unknown facts about Cadence-lypso music in Dominica
KNOW HERE: Some unknown facts about Cadence-lypso music in Dominica

Roseau, Dominica: Cadence-lypso is a French-Dominican genre of music, with the group Exile One credited as the pioneer of Cadence. Their leader Gordon Henderson defined the genre as a “synthesis of black, primarily West Indian rhythmic patterns.”

 The music genre blossomed in Dominica, Guadeloupe, and Martinique and was popularized by bands such as ExileOne and the Midnight Groovers.

From the rising of the sun to the setting comes the breath of fresh air, the air to continue the legacy of cadence Lypso music in Dominica. Because most of their musical icons are becoming of age, a team of young musicians has seen it fitting to come together to create one of the most diverse and energetic teams, a team which goes by the name D Rush.

The name D Rush stemmed as the group saw it fitting for Rush to continue to secure and salvage the musical genre of Cadence Lypso music. 

“We are the new generation of Cadence Lypso. Cadence has to live on. Viva Cadence la, “as per the Dominicans. 

It is a time for Dominicans to take stock of the musical contribution that this genre has done to and for the musical industry throughout the region and the world; by extension, the 50th anniversary invites them to take stock of this musical industry in Dominica.

The band features musicians with experience from various musical groups from former bands here in Dominica and comprises local artists such as Carlos” Carlos “Charles & Fitz Gerald “Lobster” Angol, Lead vocalist Stanton Guiste formally from T-Orkest fame, Christopher Dangleben (trombonist) formally from the First Serenade Band fame, Kelvin & Neville Henderson form Midnight Groovers fame and Ajmal Peters from The Inner Core Unit. 

Other experienced musicians forming part of this phenomenal group are: 

  • Michaj Smith from the Smith Brothers on Drums
  • Jerndal Lawrence on Trumpet and Marvin Marie on Saxophone from Music Lovers Fame.

Today they also present to Dominica their First Official release Entitled:

  • “HOMAGE “
  • Written by: Jude “Jaydee” Delauney
  • Composed, Arranged, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by: Linden C. Lestrade