US – With performances and displays by dance troupes, stilt dancers, a steel pan ensemble, soca artistes and costume bands, among others, the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) last Thursday evening kicked off its 2019 Caribbean Carnival at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.
Hundreds of Caribbean nationals attended the spectacular event, which WIADCA also used to present a long list of awards to 2018 Ole Mas Characters/Ole Mas Bands; Adult Male and Female Characters; and Junior Male and Female Characters.
Among the recipients were Roy Pierre and Associates, who, as in previous years, placed first for the 2018 Ole Mas Character.
“I thank you for being here this evening,” said Dr. Jean Joseph, WIADCA’s Dominican-born, the newly-elected president, in her remarks. “Your support of our West Indian American Day Carnival Association is most appreciated; and it is because of you (why) we are still standing today. Give yourselves a round of applause!