Best Caribbean Carnival Hairstyles for Women

Best hairstyles for playing mas

If you spent your money to play mas for Trinidad Carnival, you definitely want to look your best on the road. I have some tips for playing mas for first-timers in the Caribbean carnival prep but didn’t mention anything about carnival hairstyles. It is important to know that the best carnival hairstyles are ones that don’t cover your face. With all the jumping and waving, it is important to see where you’re going. If...

The Atmosphere Have Vibes…My First J’ourvet Experience

The Atmosphere Have Vibes My First J'Ourvet Experience

It’s mid-winter and that means Carnival is near. Although I’m not going back to Trinidad for Carnival this year, I’m reminded of my first j’ourvet experience. J’ouvert (French pronunciation: ​[ʒuvɛʁ]) is a large street party during Carnival in the eastern Caribbean region. J’ouvert is a contraction of the French jour ouvert, or dawn/day break. We Ready… I’ve only seen J’ourvet in Brooklyn and end results (and news) were never positive. In...

Carnival in Brooklyn – Labor Day Weekend Recap

Powder Fete Labor Day Weekend

Once you experience carnival, you realize the differences between the different host cities and countries. Even though I don’t go to the Labor Day Parade in Brooklyn, I is ah fêter (in my best Benjai voice). Here are all the fetes I found myself in Labor Day Weekend Labor Day Friday In celebration of my cousin’s birthday, I went to the 760 Rooftop to see a performance by NBC’s The Voice...