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 always 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....

Truck – errr Stormers on de Road – Caribana Parade Recap

Truck - errr Stormers on de Road - Caribana Parade Recap

The Caribana parade is over and I had a great time playing mas for the second year in a row, BUT the Stormers have got to go! I am no carnival expert, but based on the conversation with previous masqueraders this year, Stormers in the Caribana parade has been a problem for years. The main reason is more than likely the lack of knowledge of the whole purpose of playing...

Soca Dance Class with La Shaun Prescott

Today was the last day of NYC Dance Week so I attended Soca Dance with La Shaun Prescott at the Mark Morris Dance Center. My cousin is a teacher at Elle in Trinidad, so attending the class was a form of support for the company. About Soca Dance Class Soca dance is a fun dance workout accompanied by Soca music. The class starts with a short warm-up, basic moves traditionally done to...