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June 2020 Blog Posts (6)

Miami-Broward Carnival is still on despite COVID-19, but who is willing to perform?



It has been awhile since controversy erupted inside the ranks of South Florida’s most colorful street parade and party celebrating Caribbean culture.

And now, thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic, it seems the tension is back.

The desire of the Miami-Broward One Carnival host committee to have this year’s show go on…

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Added by Icom on June 16, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Reshaping Carnival for the age of coronavirus

By Vincent John, leader of DUKA Mas Domnik UK Carnival Band

The belated cancellation of Carnival by Notting Hill Carnival Limited was no surprise, particularly as many mas bands had no intention of parading on the streets due to Corona Virus.…

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Added by Icom on June 16, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The new Carnival: Stakeholders make changes for post-covid19

The covid19 pandemic has brought many challenges across the Carnival and entertainment sectors, however, practitioners are seeing the lockdown as an opportunity to be innovative and to find new ways of operating in 2021.
The way forward was discussed on Monday at the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s (UTT) webinar called Coronavirus and the TT Carnival: Impact and opportunities to rebound after the…
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Added by Icom on June 2, 2020 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Guyana carnival should use current dry spell as time of reflection

The independence anniversary in Guyana last Tuesday crept by without flourish or fanfare – quiet, but under a pall of disquiet, imposed by the still threatening coronavirus in collusion with a pervading political siege. Silence overpowered the city in the stark absence of the imported carnival, in whose memory breathless, loquacious DJs tried in vain to ignite an air of excitement on various radio stations.…

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Added by Icom on June 2, 2020 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Fans want new calypso and soca music despite Carnival being cancelled

A call is being made for Saint Lucia's calypso and soca artists to release new material despite Carnival being cancelled this year.

On the local scene, the majority of artists usually wait on the Carnival season to release music. With COVID-19 causing Carnival to be completely skipped in 2020, fans are still eager to hear from their favorite artists.

Calypso…

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Added by Icom on June 2, 2020 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Hackney Carnival regulars to create films for a virtual edition this summer

Twelve groups that regularly feature in Hackney Carnival are to produce a series of films for a virtual edition this summer.

It follows the Town Hall’s recent announcement that the annual September parade will not take place this year as it focuses resources on the coronavirus crisis.

To make up for the loss, the council is funding carnival groups to make a…

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Added by Icom on June 2, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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