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Passion Carnival 2015 Costumes

Carnival Band: Passion Carnival

2015 Costume Theme: Neverland

Band Size: Large

All images courtesy buzz.tt

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Bliss Carnival 2015 Costumes

Trinidad Carnival Band: Bliss Carnival

2015 Costume Theme: Blue

Band Size: Large

All images courtesy of Bliss Carnival

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Tribe Carnival 2015 Costumes

Trinidad Carnival Band: Tribe Carnival

2015 Costume Theme: Wings Of Desire

Band Size: Large

All images courtesy Tribe Carnival

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Ronnie & Caro Band Launch 2015

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Ronnie & Caro Boat Cruise

Join Trinidad Carnival’s favourite Large Band – Ronnie and Caro – as they fete the afternoon away on a fun-filled cooler boat cruise. ‘Ah Come Back Home’ is the theme of Ronnie and Caro‘s 2015 Trinidad Carnival band. Fill up your cooler with your preferred drinks and hop on the boat.

Jahmoun, Dangerous Robin, Ezel, John Boy, Element, Fro and DJ Kevin will be spinning the hottest Soca tunes on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Boarding from Water Taxi Terminal in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Admission is $200 TTD.

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Trinidad Carnival Dates 2015 - 2020

Ready for bacchanal and fete? Planning your next Trinidad Carnival trip needs plenty of time. Here are the dates for the next Trinidad Carnivals from 2015 until 2020:

  • February 16th & 17th, 2015
  • February 8th & 9th, 2016
  • February 27th & 28th, 2017
  • February 12th & 13th, 2018
  • March 4th & 5th, 2019
  • February 24th & 25th, 2020
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Bacchanal Fridayz June 6

Ladies get out those black dresses and skirts!!!
It’s Ladies’ Night tonight – Friday, June 6th – at Dubai’s Sublime Lounge!

10 AED Drinks for all ladies B4 Midnight 
20 AED Rum & Coke all night for everyone
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE B4 midnight for all

LADIES FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT

Music By: Don Corneille | Major Flow | Mad Dave

Soca | Reggae | Dancehall | Calypso | Zouk | Latin | Afro Beatz

Contact +971 56 782 0331 for tables and info

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Bacchanal Fridayz Dubai

Tonight is Zouk and Kompa night at Dubai’s biggest Caribbean fete – Bacchanal Fridayz!

Mad Dave, Don Corneille and Major Flow will be spinning Zouk, Kompa, Soca, Reggae, Kizomba and more tropical riddims!!

Ladies FREE all nignt!

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Soca Fetes In Dubai

Today is the the beginning of a three-day weekend in the United Arab Emirates. Thursday night (tonight) kicks off with Buss Ah Lime soca fete and Friday is the weekly Bacchanal Fridayz soca fete. Both parties are in Dubai. Check out the flyers below for more details.

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stephaniekeith:

The Jab Jab (from “diable” the French for devil ) is one of the main characters in Grenada’s traditional Carnival. In the US, the Jab Jab makes his/her appearance during J’ouvert an early morning street party that kicks off the West Indies Day Parade on Labor Day.

 

The Jab Jab’s act is an important part of African Diaspora street theatre.

 

The Jab Jab is known for wearing devil’s horns, carrying chains, being covered with oil or paint, dancing/acting in a sexy way and for threatening to press his smeared body against spectators, especially those who are unwilling to “pay the devil”.

 

The Jab Jab’s act is a commentary on the Grenadian experience. African Grenadians began openly celebrating carnival with their emancipation from slavery. I see the Jab Jab coming from two directions. First, he is a take on a similar African Diaporan Spirit found in other Caribbean cultures, called Gede in Haiti, who is also lascivious, demands money and has a sharp tongue. So, the Jab Jab is a conversation with the Spirits from Africa.  Second, the Jab Jab is inverting the stereotypes foisted upon him his former slave masters. When covered in oil, the Jab Jab is blacker than black, shiny and in this way the skin is even more voluptuous.  By inhabiting this terrifying persona, he is critiquing the treatment of his people by the institution of slavery. By reclaiming this space the Jab Jab is rewriting this bit of history on his own terms. 

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