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As preparations continue for the 2019-20 Crucian Christmas Festival, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals is inviting members of the community to submit suggestions for a theme for the 2020 Carnival on St. Thomas.
Ian Turnbull, director of the Division of Festivals, said the department was focused on ensuring that while plans for St. Croix’s festivities were being cemented…Continue
Posted on November 7, 2019 at 12:25pm
It is oﬃcially the beginning of festival season on St. Croix and Alvin Burke Jr.’s sixth annual “Carnival Meets the Runway” kicked it off with a bang Saturday. The night brought together Crucian Christmas Festival parade troupes and included a variety of entertainment.
The event provides those who wish to participate in the parade a look at troupes’ costumes, giving them the opportunity to choose which one…Continue
Posted on November 7, 2019 at 12:23pm
It’s a quiet fall weeknight in Hyde Park, complete with changing leaves and joggers on the paths of Washington Park. But in one corner of the sprawling green space, a temporary village has sprung up, tethered to its spot by a bright yellow and red tent, rising to a peak above the trees. And inside the tent, all is pandemonium.…
Posted on November 5, 2019 at 7:23pm
Just past midnight, at a junkyard in South Los Angeles, the sounds of soca ring out into the air. Over a thousand revelers—Caribbean immigrants eager for a taste of the Carnival culture, denizens of LA's labyrinthine warehouse scene, black folks, white folks, brown folks, queer folks, straight folks—spray each other down with paint and powder, losing their identity and their minds in a joyful scrum. Behind the decks is foreigner, AKA Adam…Continue
Posted on November 5, 2019 at 7:18pm