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Jamaica Carnival

Sun 25 Oct 2020


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About Carnival

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 events in Jamaica.
Jamaica’s jump up begins when Lent is over, with a series of big fetes, and climaxes with costumed bands on the road on what is known as Road March Day. Celebrations also take place in Ocho Rios which has its own carnival made up of five bands: Tainos, Maroons, Arawaks, Soca Junkies and Red Ants. For more information, visit http://ochicarnivalja.com

PLEASE NOTE CARNIVAL WAS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON SUN 19 APRIL BUT HAS BEEN MOVE BECAUSE OF Health CORONAVIRIS (COVID-19)

Mas bands


Music

Hold On
Konshens
Jamaica
09

Girls Dem Suga
Stig Da Artist x Beenie Man
Jamaica
25

Wha Dis
Christopher Martin
Jamaica
36

Handsfree
MýaDing Dong
Jamaica
12

Good Boy
Konshens
Jamaica
15

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