23 - 23 Apr

Jamaica Carnival

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Introduction

Carnival in Jamaica began in the ’40s, when UWI students recreated campus versions of their home islands’ festivals. Jump to 1990, as Byron Lee & Friends staged the inaugural JA Carnival, the first mas festival, in the Land of Wood and Water. Three decades later it became the Kingston Metropolitan Area’s premier festival and one of the biggest Jamaican events.

JA’s jump up begins when Lent is over, with a series of big fetes, and climaxes with road march partying on the Sunday after Easter, when masqueraders chip through the capital’s New Kingston area. 2017 sees the event return after a seven-year break. Expect to see reggae superstar Beenie Man, as well as Trinidadian soca artist 5 Star Akil.

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