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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Trinidad Carnival 2013: TRIBE launches BUTTERFLIES, BEASTS, & BACCHANAL!

All pictures courtesy of Triniscene.com!  Totally missed the live feed thanks to a sorry and unreliable connection from an Internet service provider who will be fired shortly. smh.

Since I have people committed to this band I will post every pic. Enjoy!

Frontline version ($$$$) then backline version ($$$) of the costumes posted.

Will post missing ones as I get them... (*EDIT 9/21/2012* full updated TRIBE album click here)






























INDIVIDUALS
























Trinidad Carnival 2013: Just Friends launches BROADWAY!

Exclusive pictures!  Will post more when I get more.

All costumes in this band $2,000 TTD or less for females, $1,500 TTD or less for males!
That's $313 USD or less for all females, and $235 USD or less for all males (there are more males)!

No complaints about you can't afford a costume for Trinidad Carnival 2013!

I love the peaches-and-cream version of My Fair Lady!

CABARET


CATS



 GYPSY


 MY FAIR LADY


 SUNSET BLVD
 THE KING AND I



HAIR
 MAMA MIA

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Caribana 2012: Officially Launched!

Click HERE for more pictures!

The last major carnival before the school year starts...who's going to be there?



Trinidad Carnival 2013: Spice Carnival Launches LET'S DANCE!

The 2013 costume launch superpost has been updated:


It's a page link at the top of this blog so bookmark it and keep checking back, the launch dates scheduled are posted in that same link, so MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

For those of us slackers...it's time to hit the gym!  

Just a sample below!






Monday, July 16, 2012

Trinidad Carnival 2012: Tuesday Mas Video Clips With D'Krewe!

You're probably wondering why so few videos on the biggest day of the Trinidad Carnival season...honestly because I took so many PICTURES and there was only so much room on the camera!  Only so much charge too despite a big handful of batteries (you know you take a bunch of pics and vids and not all of them turn out well enough to post, but they take up space meantime on the road).

Enjoy!  Tuesday Mas for 2012 was with D'Krewe Carnival but I did pass other bands too!  Unfortunately the many pics and vids I took on Savannah stage this day did not make it back from Trinidad (see the original theft issues in the picture post linked above), but with carnival it's not just the destination, it's the JOURNEY and the road was nice!

 For Tuesday Mas pictures, again click here!

 










Trinidad Carnival 2012: Monday Mas With D'Krewe - The Videos!

Was on the road with D'Krewe carnival Monday as their official photographer (hence the reason I was that lone masquerader on stage WAY before and after my section especially Tuesday, lol) but passed by other bands as well, like Starlift!

See what's it's like in MOTION!

And subscribe to the Youtube page so you can be first in line for the Trinidad Carnival 2013 videos!






D'KREWE'S PANACHE INDIVIDUAL AT JUDGING POINT

D'KREWE'S BOMBSHELL INDIVIDUAL AT JUDGING POINT


 D'KREWE'S KING RALLIEZ-VOUS A MON PANACHE BLANCI ("FOLLOW MY WHITE PLUME"(WON KING OF CARNIVAL COMPETITION!) AT JUDGING POINT

 D'KREWE'S KEEPER OF DREAMS INDIVIDUAL AT JUDGING POINT








D'KREWE GETS READY TO CROSS SAVANNAH STAGE!

D'KREWE CROSSES SAVANNAH STAGE CARNIVAL MONDAY!


Big up to Roland St. George, the bandleader of D'Krewe, whose AMAZING creation won King of Carnival 2012! Absolutely breathtaking to see in person!

For the Carnival Monday PICTURES, check this post!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jamaica 2012: Are You Going to ATI, Dream, or SPF Weekend...or Doing the Cultural Celebrations?

Jamaica celebrates Emancipation (from slavery, actual date August 1) and Independence (from colonial rule, actual date August 6) every year with national holidays and events of both the cultural and festive kind, and this year is special because it's the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's independence from England!



Just as big as our 50th anniversary, is the fact that it coincides with the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England!  So JumboTron television screens will be broadcasting coverage of our track & field superstars across the island, at both festive and cultural celebration venues so you can party and not miss a beat on our medal hunt!

L-R: Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

But people seem unaware of the distinctions among the many options going on, and where they are happening...Jamaica been celebrating all year!



FESTIVE CELEBRATIONS

Jamaicans from near and far are headed home by the thousands, as well as their friends, families, and just tourist visitors as well, for by far the largest, most exuberant, most exciting celebrations on the island: all-inclusive "Weekend" parties that give you access to a string of themed celebrations for a single, value-for-your-money price.  These celebrations generally fall on the weekend nearest to the Emancipation/Independence dates of August 1 and August 6.  For the 50th year of Independence, 2012, the weekend is August 3-6.  Monday August 6 is the equivalent of the USA's 4th of July.  These events draw insane crowds from all over the world, but no year is more attractive than the 50th!


Miss Jamaica Universe 2012, Chantal Zaky; photo courtesy Ryan Lue Clarke 

ATI Weekend, August 3-6, 2012 - Negril, Westmoreland 
$190 USD ALL-INCLUSIVE
TAKES ONLINE PAYMENT FROM WEBSITE VIA PAYPAL
(Full name: Appleton Temptation Isle Independence Weekend)



Dream Weekend, August 1-6, 2012 - Negril, Westmoreland 
$235 USD ALL-INCLUSIVE or 
$412 USD VIP ALL-INCLUSIVE
TAKES ONLINE PAYMENT FROM WEBSITE VIA E-TICKET VENDOR
(Full name: Smirnoff Dream Weekend) ...it's a week in 2012 for the 50th celebrations!



SPF Weekend, August 3-6, - Ocho Rios, St. Ann (age 21+) 
$140 USD ALL-INCLUSIVE EXCEPT CATAMARAN CRUISE or 
$168 USD ALL-INCLUSIVE INCLUDING CATAMARAN CRUISE
TAKES EMAIL PAYMENTS USING CREDIT CARD INFO OR WESTERN UNION
(Full name: Summer Playground Fantasy Weekend)



SPF Catamaran cruise put on by the same folks who brought you THIS maaaad fete for Trinidad Carnival 2012!



CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS

Caribbean Fashion Week 2012, Kingston, Jamaica
 from Attitude collection by Jamaican designer Ashley Martin


Information courtesy  http://www.real-jamaica-vacations.com:

August
With Emancipation Day on August 1, and Independence Day on August 6, it's a month of special things to do in Jamaica. 2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's Independence. The culture of the island is on display in August more than in any other month, and the whole country is in a party mood!


  • Jamaica Jump Up - Black River Business and Culture Day - August 3, 2012, in the streets of Black River. Mento Band, Steel Band, Marching Band, Food, Shopping, Games!


  • Flag Raising Ceremony and Independence Celebration, August 6, Independence Park, Black River.


  • Jubilee Village Opening - August 1, 2012 Kingston. The traditional ‘Augus Fair’ will be staged during the days followed by a big stage show each night.


  • Smirnoff Dream Weekend - More great parties in Negril. www.negrildreamweekend.com


  • Denbigh Agricultural Show - the most celebrated agricultural show in Jamaica. Denbigh Show Grounds in Clarendon.


  • Mello Go Roun - August 2,2012. Concert featuring the best of Jamaica's Festival of the Performing Arts, Kingston


  • World Reggae Dance Championships, August 4, 2012, Kingston


  • Grand Gala - August 6, 2012. National Stadium, Kingston.


  • Western Jamaica Independence Street Parade and Gala, St. James

Information courtesy http://www.visitjamaica.com/Jamaica50.aspx


Information courtesy http://jam50.org/events/2012-08/ (go to the site link and hover over each event for a detailed description!)





HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMAICA!



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