Carnival season heats up

Carnival revellers

Though Monday and Tuesday have been designated as the official carnival days, patrons will not have to wait till those days to gain their Real Mas experience as much of it has been already occurring.

As the season heats up Dominicans can look forward to lots of entertainment for the next few days and tonight will be no exception.

From 8:30 p.m. the Stardom Monarch of the Tent will make the Krazy Kokonuts come alive in which one calypsonian will be crowned as the best performer for the season. Tomorrow evening another major calypso tent, Showdown Mas Camp will host a similar show where it will crown its Champ of the Camp for 2011.

At a press conference at the Dominica Calypso Association building this morning, Chairman of the Carnival Development Committee Alwin Bully said that a unique carnival is underway.

He mentioned the various shows and activities that are planned for the weekend.

On Friday evening, seven young ladies will vie for the prestigious title of ‘Carnival Queen 2011’ at the Pottersville Savannah.  Bully described the event as one that will be a massive undertaking stating that each year it is “getting bigger and better”.

He pointed out that VIP tickets for the event have already been sold out.

One of the biggest shows for the season, the Calypso finals, is set for Saturday evening at the same venue.  Patrons have been told to also expect a grand show. The calypso association has already dubbed this year’s calypso season as their most successful one. Tickets will be available from Friday.

Sunday will kick off with the Dimache Gra Way Lay Lay and a reintroduction of the Kiddies Carnival at the Portersville Savannah.

J’ouvert will begin at 4 a.m. Monday morning and end at 10 a.m. this will be followed by a parade of traditional costume bands until 2 p.m. and t- shirt bands till 10 p.m.

Carnival Tuesday will start off with a parade of bands from 9 a.m. and will culminate at 10 p.m.

Teway Vaval  is set to bring the curtains down on the season on Wednesday at the Kalinago Territory.

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13 Comments

  1. LIMINGLUCY
    February 28, 2012

    ALL U BLAMING SKERRIT FOR EVERYING, JUST LIKE AMERICANS BLAME BORACK FOR EVERYTHING, FOR CARNIVAL TO GO UNTIL 12:00 AS YOU CLEARY STATED. TALK TO ALL THE BAD ASS KIDS THAT MAKING IT HARD FOR ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE…THAT IS NOT SKERRIT FAULT..HE IS NOT THE PARENT TO ALL THE THE BAD ASS KIDS IN DA…BE REAL… EVERYTHING CANNOT BE THE MAN FAULT…COME ON MAN!!!!

  2. predestined
    March 3, 2011

    we all know sen joe city has tthe best carnival…. i truly wish i cud have been home for it. Enjoy!

    • Eli Demaskinos
      April 5, 2011

      Sen Joe Carnival was really nice this year…I was their :) I just wish it didn’t end so early (10pm)

  3. official girl
    March 2, 2011

    CANNOT WAIT ALL NOW CK ON THE BAYFRONT.,..

  4. Anonymous
    March 2, 2011

    put the damn kanaval to 12 am … what skerrit think ..

    he get 18 seats and the country stilll hard.

    let us free up with the mahaut whiskey we love

    • official girl
      March 2, 2011

      cannot unserstand that . put the ting up

  5. SLUMDawg
    March 2, 2011

    Hold on so Carnival Monday is now both costumes and Tshirt bands????????????? Then Tuesday is just bands? Elaborate please. Last time I was home they moved Tshirt on Monday and Costumes on Tuesday.. Whats up with that now.

    • official girl
      March 2, 2011

      i do no why they tying up the ting for. monday has the two best things. they want to put it like t.n.t..BORING

    • Jeoffrey
      March 3, 2011

      Check it out properly, Monday between 10am and 2pm is Traditional Mas. Where the Traditional Costumes will be on display. Is not Costume band. In other words on Monday after jouvert is Sensay and Black Devils and Steel Pan etc on display followed by the T Shirt Bands and then Tuesday will be the Costumes Bands Like Exotica and MErcury band with all the lovely girls :-D

  6. hj
    March 2, 2011

    No revellers shall enter the kingdom of God. Lord forgive them for they know not what they are doing

    • Patat
      March 3, 2011

      No wonder those so called chosen people in d middle east so dam wicked

  7. Patriotic Citizen
    March 2, 2011

    I truly wish I could be home to enjoy the season…. but I do hope it is a crime-free Real Mas…. I do applaud the organizers and everyone who has participated to make this sound as impressive as it has.

    Happy Carnival!

  8. TONY
    March 2, 2011

    TRA LA LA

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