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Caribbean Festivals

The Caribbean melting pot is a forge that year in and year out cranks out truly epic parties. Blend Afro-Caribbean music and a cupful of rum and you've got yourself a bashment that knows no boundaries.

The region hosts hundreds of celebrations annually, from casual local "jump-ups" to world-class cultural festivals to knee-walking, all-night blowouts. Here's a forecast of the early spring and summer frolics…

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Added by omar on April 19, 2017 at 9:44am — No Comments

The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is just around the Corner [VIDEO]

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Amp Up The Music! Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Kicks-off its events in the home of the second capital, Grand Bahama on April 28th. This is only one of many other Carnival events hosted by the Bahamians. 

This amazing two-day event is the debut event for the stars of the Music Masters song competition. Grand Bahamians are treated to the newest, hottest Bahamian hits as the semi-finalists battle it out on a…

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Added by Mico on April 17, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Antigua Sailing Week with Damian Marley (April 29th - May 5th)

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, (April 11, 2017)— Internationally acclaimed reggae artist, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – the youngest son of the legendary Bob Marley – is set to headline the eighth edition of Antigua Sailing Week’s Reggae in the Park. The concert is one of the most highly anticipated events on the Antigua Sailing Week party calendar.

The award-winning Grammy…

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Added by Mico on April 17, 2017 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Bermuda Carnival where Everyone is a Hero, June 2017 [VIDEO]

COME PLAY WITH US!

FETE FATHERS

The Bermuda Heroes Weekend is a series of events organized by the BHW Ltd. who are dedicated to providing unique cultural experiences and quality entertainment.  The BHW Ltd team are not only avid carnival-goers but, collectively, have over 15 years of producing successful events and have gained the respect of some of the top celebrities in the world of Soca…

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Added by Mico on April 6, 2017 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Barbados Reggae Festival from April 23-30th, 2017 [VIDEO]

Debuting in 2005 on Farley Hill National Park, the Barbados Reggae Festival steadily grew into a main spectacle each year. Showcasing live performances from the hottest names of reggae from the local, regional and international arena, this festival has made its way onto the calendar of many Caribbean and foreign reggae enthusiasts.

Over the years, the Barbados Reggae Festival stages have been graced by many…

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Added by Mico on April 10, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Carnival in The Bahamas Postponed With Elections In The Air

BAHAMAS PRIME MINISTER PERRY CHRISTIE SAYS HE WILL ANNOUNCE THE ELECTION DATE SOON.

The popular Junkanoo Carnival has been delayed but general elections are definitely on in the Bahamas.

Twenty-four hours after Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that Parliament would be dissolved next  Tuesday, April 11, officials revealed that the annual festival will now be held from May 18-20, two weeks behind the…

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Added by omar on April 5, 2017 at 4:25am — No Comments

How about a Month full of Carnival Fetes in St. Thomas starting in April [VIDEO]

Start Date: April 01, 2017

End Date: April 29, 2017

It is the biggest party of the year, and each island has its own.

St. Thomas' Carnival culminates in the final week of April.…

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Added by Mico on April 1, 2017 at 2:34pm — No Comments

What do you think of St. Maarten Carnival for April? [VIDEO]

The St. Maarten Carnival is a great opportunity for everyone to mix with others, explore new cultures and have a whale of a time. The St. Maarten Carnival is a colourful and joyous occasion which occurs every year on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten. St. Maarten Carnival is actually quite an ambiguous term since there are in fact two carnivals on the island each year. The smaller of the two is celebrated at the more traditional time leading up…

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Added by Mico on April 1, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Who Invented Soca?

Carnival season on the Caribbean island of Trinidad boils down to one thing: fresh soca music. Consider it Red Bull for your ears, or music with a purpose.

"The intention of the energy of soca music is to really uplift people; really make them smile; keep them happy; make them celebrate even in the toughest times," says Machel Montano, soca's biggest star. "The economy is down…

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Added by Mico on September 1, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bacchanal Jamaica April 23rd 2017 [VIDEO]

The roadmarch in Jamaica traditionally starts around 9am at the national stadium and ends at about 7pm at the start location, Bacchanal Jamaica Mas Camp, located at the stadium. The parade usually has a few thousand participants and tens of thousands of spectators along it’s route.

Our costumes are all traditional bikini, beads and feathers as we have no long traditions or history as it pertains to carnival.…

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Added by Mico on March 25, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Everything you missed at the Cape Town Carnival 2 Weeks ago [VIDEO]

In case you got too busy and didn’t catch up on all the fun at the 2017 Cape Town Carnival, don’t worry because we got you covered. The 8th Annual Cape Town Carnival took place this past weekend. The theme of the carnival was Amaza Ocean Odyssey.



The parade kicked off after the Mayor of Cape Town declared it open by cutting a ribbon. Speaking on the…

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Added by Mico on March 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Tips for Mas Newbies

  • The most important tip I can give to you is to plan ahead. From your flight, hotel, band/costume, fete tickets and local transport… you MUST plan well in advance to not only get discounted prices (flight, hotel etc) but to ensure that you secure tickets for fetes, costumes etc. Start as early as June/July of the previous year. So if you plan on going in 2018, start June…
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Added by Mico on January 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Michael Jackson's former Doctor at Trinidad Carnival

Conrad Murray -- Michael Jackson's former doctor who went to jail for his death -- is now enjoying the finer things in life ... like dancing with his hot girlfriend at Carnival.

Conrad was raised in Trinidad so he's reveled in the festivities before, and his longtime lady, Nicole Alvarez, was by his side.

Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and…

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Added by Mico on March 8, 2017 at 1:31pm — No Comments

DJ Private Ryan's Story

In 2006, a young student named Ryan Alexander uploaded a mix of soca tunes to Facebook from his dorm room in Miami, Florida. Today, the 33-year-old is known as Private Ryan to the global soca community and 80,000-plus followers who faithfully stalk his…

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Added by Mico on March 8, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Take a look at Cayman Islands Carnival in April/May 2017 [VIDEO]

Launched in 1983 by the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman and now in its 32nd. year,Cayman Carnival Batabano – the island’s national carnival – is held annually during the first week of May – a vibrant highlight in the island’s entertainment calendar, organized by a volunteer committee chaired for past 15 years by well-known local impresario Donna Myrie-Stephen. The carnival has grown by leaps and bounds since it’s inception, and now also includes a Junior carnival.…

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Added by Mico on March 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Experience Life for St. Maarten Carnival this April [VIDEO]

The mere mention of the words lifts one’s spirit and fills residents and visitors alike with feelings of excitement for the Caribbean’s longest annual festival. At three weeks in duration, St. Maarten’s Carnival attracts hundreds of tourists to, as Carnival’s slogan suggests, “Experience Life”, the St. Maarten way. To “play mas” and be part of a festival that is comprised of colorful…

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Added by Mico on March 17, 2017 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Tampa Bay Carnival in Florida on April 22nd, 2017 [VIDEO]

Each spring, Tampa Caribbean Festival Inc welcomes visitors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits, crafts, top-name entertainment and vendors, a street parade, a Jouvert morning experience, a Steelpan Jamboree, an amalgamation of Carnival Music, MultiMedia and family with glorious atmosphere and high-stepping masquerade…

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Added by Mico on March 17, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments

1997 Calypso Monarch Winner "Gypsy" on Trinidad & Tobago Carnival

While Carnival stakeholders are saying that Carnival 2017 was a resounding success, veteran calypsonian and former Minister of Arts and Culture Winston “Gypsy” Peters has an opposing view-it's dying, and fast.

Gypsy, 1997 Calypso Monarch winner and who successfully defended his national Extempo title at this year's Kaisorama extravaganza, said that Carnival has not only lost its appeal, but also its…

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Added by Mico on March 4, 2017 at 1:55pm — No Comments

A Guide how to deal with your Ex on Carnival

Carnival! The most wonderful time of year! Friends, family and acquaintances unite, and blissfully fete for days and nights on end, creating a slew of wonderful memories that culminate in the greatest show on earth.  We wait all year to enjoy the latest soca hits, throw on our sexiest outfits, link up with our besties, and of course, show off our hard work in the gym Monday and Tuesday.  What could possibly go wrong?  What could possibly interrupt this…

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Added by Mico on December 6, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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