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Archive for February, 2010


Dominica carnival revelers

Once upon a time carnival in Dominica was dominated by upbeat/catchy calypso music, but in recent times, there has been pervasive growth of Bouyon music.

Now many of the carnival stakeholders, fear that in years to come, Dominica’s carnival may well be bombarded with bouyon beats while traditional calypsos could be relegated to the ‘also-ran’ category.

But some may see the influence of bouyon on carnival as a dynamic offshoot of carnival culture evolving. While others may see it as a threat to age-old customs and Dominica’s culture. keeping in mind that carnival was created by the people for the people.

========= My Opinion =========

Personally, I think there is nothing wrong with a bouyon bacchanal, as it has become an essential element of Dominica’s carnival provided it does not over-power calypso, and by extension, the other traditional culture.

Question: Is there enough room for a mutually beneficial co-existence of bouyon and calypso in Dominica’s carnival?

Share your opinion in the comments below.

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miss dominica 2010 and calypso king karessah

The 2010 Carnival Tuesday Costume Parade started late — nearly two hours from the scheduled nine “O” clock start. But many Parade watchers say the wait was well worth it.

Much like last year, this year’s Costume parade was diverse, fun, colourful, political, and commercial; but most importantly it was LOUD and it was ORIGINAL!

A special shout-out goes to all the Queen Contestants, Teens, Princesses, Costume Band Organizers, and everyone else who helped organize and make the parade such a great success.

Here are some photos from Carnival Tuesday: Costume Parade…Enjoy!

Dana Augustine

queen contestant:Kristelle Fagan

dance

Michael Jackson Costume

Mercury Carnival Band 2010

For more photos of Carnival Tuesday: Costume Parade, check-out our Dominica Island Facebook Page and much more of Carnival Tuesday Parade »

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fanatik band at Dominica Carnival 2010

Dominica Carnival Monday 2010 kicked into high gear early Monday morning with the traditional J’Ouvert Morning Street Jump up, Ole Mas Parade, and ended with the annual T-shirt Band.

The weather cooperated this year and provided the requisite tropical heat to go along with the saucy dancing and the all rum drinking.

All in all, Carnival Monday was a day of smiles and good vibes. I can’t wait to see what happens on Carnival Tuesday — should be exciting!

As always, we will be posting/sharing photos and videos…so stay tuned.

Here are some fun scenes from Carnival Monday:

Dominica sensays

reveler at Dominica Carnival 2010

Dominica creole costumes

Dominica blackies

fanatik T-shirt Band

Check out this YouTube clip (teaser) from the Fanatik T-shirt Band…“Hold Em”

To see more Carnival Monday Photos »

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