16 - 17 Jul
Cultural Development Foundation

St Lucia Carnival

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This being St Lucia, expect to hear an injection of zouk from neighbouring Martinique and Guadeloupe, bouyon from Dominica and soukous (from Democratic Republic of the Congo, via Dominica), in the music. There is also a liberal dose of Afro-beats from West Africa and electronic dance music infused into the sound.

Saint Lucian mas makers have succumbed to the trend for feathers, beads and bikinis, which some feel is killing the creativity and culture of the festival. Band launches start from the month of January; more information can be found at socanews.com/carnivals.

Castries is the hub for Lucian Carnival, but local districts each host their own unique version of the festival. With a new government promising to inject more resources into carnival, 2017 should be a year to remember.

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Music

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Brace
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Crab Movements
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Flocking Up
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Ben Ova
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Bompa Freestyle
Mata and Miigos
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Tolo Tolo
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Tout Baguy
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Boss Lady
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Travel

Air: British Airways or Virgin Atlantic direct flights to the Caribbean.

Or call Caribbean Reunion Club on 020 7344 0101

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