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Antigua Carnival T-shirt Mas 2018

Added by omar on August 9, 2018 at 3:25am — No Comments

WIADCA president dies at 75

Just less than a month before the massive West Indian American Day Carnival Parade takes place on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, the president of the organizing group has died.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is celebrated as a…

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Added by omar on August 9, 2018 at 2:54am — No Comments

Notting Hill Carnival: maligned and misused

“Six more stabbings in a night – now urgent review of police crime tactics is launched.”

No, the Evening Standard headline of 9 May wasn’t referring to what it likes to call “carnage…

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Added by omar on August 9, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

WIADCA president dies at 75

Just less than a month before the massive West Indian American Day Carnival Parade takes place on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, the president of the organizing group has died.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is celebrated as a public holiday in the United States.

William R. “Bill” Howard, the African American-born president of the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), was found dead in his…

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Added by omar on August 9, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Mr Blood has his Pic-O-De-Crop @ Barbados carnival

The finals of the 2018 Pic-O-De-Crop competition were held at the Kensington Oval, Barbados. There were 10 contestants in the running for this year’s competition but the night belonged to Mr Blood (Anderson Armstrong) who performed…
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Added by omar on August 9, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Lil Rick takes four of seven Crop Over titles

Lil Rick and Nandi as Mudda Sally in his Party Monarch performance at Soca Royale.

Lil Rick and Nandi as Mudda Sally in his Party Monarch performance at Soca Royale.…

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Added by omar on August 7, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

Saint Lucia 2018 Groovy and Power Soca Monarch results

Ricky T & Teddyson John

King Arthur continues his reign as Groovy Soca Monarch and Ricky T adds another title to his ever-growing list of wins as he captures the Power Monarch title.…

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Added by omar on July 23, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Spicemas: The Summer Festival Experience You Didn’t Know You Needed

Pure Grenada has the distinction of hosting the last and arguably the best Carnival experience and this year it is carded for August 13th and 14th.  Book now and you can look forward to wonderful tropical weather, upbeat island music, colour, splendour and our course, a culturally authentic awakening experience. Grenada’s signature festival is enriched by the costumes and masquerades that display the destination’s deep…

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Added by omar on June 24, 2018 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Will Smith performs on Stage with KES in Trinidad

Added by omar on May 12, 2018 at 7:21pm — No Comments

When will carnival in Jamaica have it’s OWN soca? + The 10 Hottest Costumes We Saw at Jamaica Carnival This Week

The 10 Hottest Costumes We Saw at Jamaica Carnival This Week

So for years this has been a pet peeve of mine. Jamaica has a vibrant and growing Carnival, arguably one of the major carnivals in the Caribbean, and yet from ash Wednesdays to good Friday there are essentially only one or 2 soca releases meant specifically for Jamaica.

For those of us that #dothedouble (Trinidad…

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Added by omar on April 15, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

HAPPY EASTER, HAPPY PASSOVER

HAPPY EASTER, HAPPY PASSOVER

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Added by omar on April 1, 2018 at 6:29pm — No Comments

St Pauls Carnival will return for 50

Bristol’s St Pauls Carnival has been struggling in recent years, due to lack of funding and other administration issues. But the carnival, which last took place in 2014, will return this year on Saturday 7 July, marking 50 years since the carnival began in 1968.…

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Added by omar on March 25, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Best of Brazilian Carnival

Added by omar on February 16, 2018 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Beija-Flor Samba School Crowned Rio's 2018 Carnival Champions {VIDEO}

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On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, Beija-Flor samba school was announced the winners of Rio’s Carnival 2018 parades, beating out twelve other schools. Earning their fourteenth title, Beija-Flor stood out on the Sambódromo with an enredo (theme) about Brazil’s…

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Added by omar on February 16, 2018 at 6:07pm — No Comments

carnival Fete Fashion with Fonrose

When the fete calls for ‘fashion’ we have got you covered  with some of our  favourite looks from designer Natalie Fonrose . Instagram : @fonrose_thebrand

Cooler Fete

The look: Casual and  comfy. Footwear that allows you to be able to hop up on a cooler and hot shorts are usually standard wear.

Style tip:  We…

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Added by omar on February 16, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

More Arrested in Alleged Plot, But T&T PM Says Security Concerns Remain

Advisories Issued As T&T Police Uncover Plot to Disrupt Carnival

PRIME MINISTER DR KEITH ROWLEY

A total of 13 people have now been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to disrupt Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago.

And Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has insisted that the threat was “no joke” and there are still serious security concerns about the security of the state.…

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Added by omar on February 12, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Watch Machel Monday Soca Kingdom Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2018 {VIDEO}

Added by omar on February 6, 2018 at 5:16am — No Comments

THE BIGGEST, THE BEST, THE MOST FUN -The ANNUAL Creme De La Creme NYC BALL - Dinner, Breakfast, Open Bar all night & Champagne Toast {212} 629-1921 or CLICK INVITE BELOW

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Added by omar on January 21, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Annual Creme De La Creme New Years Eve Ball

Champagne Toast @ Midnight | Hat & Noise Makers | Breakfast

WATCH the BALL DROP on our BIG SCREEN

3 Packages of FANTASY, SPLENDOR & FUN with world renowned Chefs from the Caribbean, Europe & USA

  • Creme de la Creme…
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Added by omar on December 15, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

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