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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Jamaica Carnival Postponed.. is reporting that this year's Jamaica Carnival has been POSTPONED:

The local entertainment industry has started feeling the effects of the recession with at least one major annual event being postponed.

Soca lovers will have to forego Jamaica Carnival this year as the organisers have decided to call off the event due to a lack of funding.

President of Jamaica Carnival, Julianne Lee-Samuels, says the event has been severely impacted by the current economic climate......

For the rest of the article click HERE.

No word on if the pre-Carnival events such as Beach Jouvert will be affected.

Stay tuned for more updates on this latest development.

All quiet on the mas front!

Post Carnival 2008 the gossip grapevines were hot with news that several new bands would be making a debut for Carnival 2009. Rumours of designers being kicked out of certain bands and founding members leaving to form a new element on the Carnival scene gave us lots of fodder for Carnival bacchanal. This year Kaotic, Elements and Spice made their foray into mas adding lots of excitement leading up to the band launch with media launches and sneak peek of costumes.

Carnival 2010 and nary a peep is being heard about ANY new bands! In fact the wait is on to see who survived Carnival 2009 to forge ahead again for Carnival 2010 in spite of losses. I know Spice, Island People and D Krewe have already announced themes for next year and word is that Trevor Wallace's 2010 presentation is "Fire and Ice".

A certain popular design duo are allegedly being snubbed by a certain big band, sources say they have been branded as "difficult" and "cost too much"; inspiration has to come from within, I suppose, but great designs do not come cheap! How this bodes for the costuming in a year when the Asian continent will be represented by several bands one can only wait and see. I for one am not looking forward to taking a step backward when it comes to costume design, my expectations are extremely high for 2010 as the costume is certainly no longer "complimentary!".

And in non mas related news, the LOWEST Carnival airfare scored so far :

MIA to POS on American Airlines, February 10th to February 17th $272.60US!!!!!

Which of the Asian Continent Costumes are you looking forward to seeing the most?
Island People's "Kuchela"
Spice's "Spice Route"
TRIBE's "Silk Road"
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