It’s carnival time y’all
The day has finally arrived!
Many of my fellow Karnivalistas have been counting down to this moment since last year. By now tabanca has set in deep. Today is the day we find that cure for that peculiar illness.
For those who are living in an alternate universe, let me fill you in: It’s CARNIVAL TIME.
Everything is falling into place. Even the weather has complied. The system that has been drenching the country with heavy rain is moving towards Florida – no doubt in answer to my unceasing prayers.
Chief Meteorologist Geoffrey Greene said the system is expected to be completely out of the area by today – and that’s when it all begins. And what a weekend it will be.
The carnival organizers have really outdone themselves. I could not have chosen a better carnival line up. The best soca and Bahamian artists are expected to perform over the three-day weekend that will no doubt be epic.
Friday night will feature Voice, Bunji Garlin, Sketch Carey, Kes and the Band and Dexta Daps.
While that line up would appease any carnival lover, Saturday’s line up will add icing to an already sweet cake.
Farmer Nappy, Rik Carey, DMAC, Patrice and the king of soca himself, Machel Montano, will hit the stage on Saturday, following the road march.
It will be a massive party.
“For us, it’s more than just a concert, it is an experience, said Jayde Knowles, public relations correspondent for Bahamas Carnival.
“We provide every Bahamian the opportunity to experience a caliber of amazing talent from around the Caribbean on one stage, a Bahamian stage, overlooking our beautiful beaches.
“This kind of atmosphere isn’t offered anywhere else – three days of non-stop party vibes.”
On Sunday, organizers have hired a host of Bahamian and international DJs to entertain patrons during its signature cooler fete.
All three events will take place at Fort Charlotte.
If you are not a part of a carnival band, it may not be too late. Up to yesterday Bahamas Masqueraders and Enigma reported that they had a few costumes available.
If I were you, I’d jump at this opportunity.
Playing mas is definitely a freeing experience. No matter your shape, size or color, carnival welcomes you. As they say – every body is a carnival body.
So don’t let your hang-ups stop you from hitting the road.
But remember to be responsible, respectful and most importantly, let yourself have some fun.
See you on the road!
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