US – A vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture is anticipated as the Miami Carnival kicks of Friday, October 8, with their annual Panorama competition. This culturally enriching showcase is a favorite among world music lovers. The event will be held at the Miami Dade County Fairgrounds(10901 SW 24th St, Miami, FL 33165), 5 pm-11 pm.
With a rhythm section in the Carnival Village kicking off the vibes, to the excitement of having the Trinidad All-Starts Steel Orchestra and Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony traveling in from Trinidad Tobago, as well as the Metro Steel Orchestra from NY, joining the local Miami Carnival Steelband competing, attendees are in for a treat.
“Pan is to carnival-like water is to fish; is a survival thing. But, as they say, it is the last created musical instrument that brings pride and joy to a nation. It’s like reggae to Jamaica, classical music to Europeans; it is deeply rooted in our culture, and the world is better for it.” Sydney Roberts, Miami Broward One Host Committee board member.