Massive 2019 Caribbean Carnival Launched in New York

US – The Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) has kicked off its 2019 Caribbean Carnival with performances and displays by dance troupes, stilt dancers, a steel pan ensemble, soca artistes and costume bands, among others. Hundreds of Caribbean nationals attended the opening event last Thursday during which WIADCA also presented to a

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Entertaining and educational bus tours on the music and masquerade-making of J’Ouvert 2019

US – For veteran fans and newcomers to the cultural tradition, entertaining and educational behind-the-scenes bus tours of the steelpan yards and masquerade camps —prepping for Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert 2019 — are taking place Wednesday and Thursday . Several Brooklyn cultural institutions — the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Folk Arts program, in collaboration with J’Ouvert City International

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Pan parade in Laventille

TT – Once again thousands of people took to the Eastern Main Road in Success Village, Laventille, to enjoy the sound of the national instrument. The 21st edition of the Laventille Steelband Festival Foundation street parade came off on Saturday evening without any major incidents, with the police reporting one vehicle was stolen sometime afterwards.

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