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Icom's Blog – November 2016 Archive (12)

Heating you up for St. Lucia Carnival [VIDEO]

Pumping rhythms, sexy costumes and the people dancing under the warm Caribbean sun; welcome to Saint Lucia Carnival! Almost on the heels of the annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, Saint Lucia’s cultural landscape morphs into a flurry of chrome plated steel drums, feathers, and beads. No matter where you are or who you are, Saint Lucia Carnival is something to behold.

In the months, weeks and hours leading up…

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Added by Icom on November 29, 2016 at 1:21am — 1 Comment

Is the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival returning in 2017

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival, formerly known as  Air Jamaica Jazz and BluesFestival, will not be held in 2016, the event’s website states that the festival is postponed until 2017.

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival will return in time to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary.…

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Added by Icom on November 25, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Full Moon Party on the British Virgin Islands [VIDEO]

This popular full moon party venue is at the opposite end of Tortola from Bomba Shack. It is right next to the Beef Island Airport, the only airport serving Tortola so there are abundant water taxis and boat travel making the party convenient for visitors. The Trellis Bay Fire Ball Full Moon Party, organized by Aragorn Studios, happens on the beach punctuated by infernos encased in sculptures called Fire Balls (play video to see them in action)…

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Added by Icom on November 24, 2016 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

St. Thomas Carnival [VIDEO]

In this video of the 2014 Carnival Adult's Parade we offer a look into the festive event that took place in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. This year's carnival theme, “A Centennial Commemoration for our 65th Carnival Celebration" will be in

April 2017, a spectacular display of Caribbean culture for all to…

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Added by Icom on November 24, 2016 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

7 Things to know before you go to Trinidad Carnival

Trinidad likes its Carnival wild and wotless, its revelers unabashed and its partying nonstop. Carnival, or more accurately pronounced, cahneeval, translated loosely means a farewell to flesh, or meat. It marks the last chance to celebrate with abandon before a period of restraint for the 40 days of Lent. …

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Added by Icom on November 21, 2016 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

27 Tips on how to prepare for a Carnival (A must read for Guys)

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1)Exercise and DIET is fundamental. You don’t have to workout to be the fella with the best abs on the road, just enough to get your fitness level up to help build your stamina for the two days of ‘palancing’.

2)If you weren’t satisfied with your physical appearance on the road the previous year, don’t wait one month before carnival and wish for a magical body transformation.…

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Added by Icom on November 21, 2016 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

31 Tips on how to prepare for a Carnival (A must read for the ladies)

  • First and most important never wear your full costume on Monday unless you are a two band/section H.O. Tuesday is the day to look fresh and glam.! Most people who do this look washed up on Tuesday. For some reason Tuesday is the time to show off your costume.
  • If you plan on wear mas stockings to prevent your toes from suffering, cut off the toe…
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Added by Icom on November 15, 2016 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Ever experienced the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival?

Although the roots of the Junkanoo parade remain subject to long and passionate debates, what is agreed is that, after centuries of practice, today's cultural extravaganzas have become the most entertaining street carnivals of not only The Bahamas, but also the world at large.

With the…

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Added by Icom on November 14, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Diwali in Trinidad & Tobago [VIDEO]

Considered as the land of the Humming Bird, Trinidad and Tobago has a good number of Indian populations. For that reason, Hindu festivals, customs, traditions and observances forms an integral part of the society, which comprises the unique beauty of the twin island state. The Diwali celebration has a unique flavor here in the Caribbean island nation. Here 43 per cent of the 1.3 million populations are ethnic Indians.…

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Added by Icom on November 9, 2016 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

Top 10 Reasons why we love Trinidad Carnival

1. Soca Does Give Me Powers

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Ever sit down in your car or at work in office and hear a certain song from your favorite soca artiste that makes you feel to be instantly jamming in a fete? Not to mention people under the influence of soca music have been known to indulge superhuman acts of scaling walls, wining upside down on a pole and even being able to heft…

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Added by Icom on November 7, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Rayzor on his blessing

The stars are aligning and the magic’s about to happen. Ever wondered why entertainers commit their lives to making other people happy? “It’s just that. We were placed here to do that- to make everyone happy.That’s just why God blessed us with the talent that we have,”says Allister McQuilkin. He goes by the stage name, ‘Rayzor’ and he’s more than meets the eye. In fact, he’s big news on the Soca circuit in the US, and he’s about to create quite a…

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Added by Icom on November 3, 2016 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Lopburi Monkey Banquet [VIDEO]

In central Thailand’s provincial capital of Lopburi, about 150 kilometers north of Bangkok, the last Sunday in November is reserved for the Lopburi Monkey Banquet. The world’s wildest dinner party is held in honor of these long-tailed macaques, who have become integrated into local society despite their pick-pocketing tendencies and mercurial attitudes.

To understand the significance of this banquet, one…

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Added by Icom on November 2, 2016 at 12:07am — 1 Comment

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