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  Notting Hill Carnival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is led by members of the Caribbean population, many of whom have lived in the area since the 1950s.
The Carnival began in January 1959 in St Pancras Town Hall as a response to the depressing state of race relations at the time; the UK's first widespread racial attacks (the Notting Hill race riots) had occurred the previous year.
In 2003 the Carnival was run by a limited company, the Notting Hill Carnival Trust Ltd. A report by the London Development Agency on the 2002 Carnival estimated that the event contributes around £93 million to the London and UK economy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Notting_Hill_Carnival   (677 words)

 Caribbean Carnival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caribbean Carnival is an event that takes place in many of the Caribbean islands annually.
Caribbean Carnival features traditions and various aspects of culture which revolves around music and other festival events.
Carnival tradition is based on five disciplines Mas or Masquerade, Steel Pan, Calypso, Soca and Sound system (DJ).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caribbean_Carnival   (329 words)

 History of Carnival
Carnival celebrations are now found throughout the Caribbean in Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada, Dominica, Haiti, Cuba, St. Thomas, St. Marten; in Central and South America in Belize, Panama, Brazil; and in large cities in Canada and the U.S. where Caribbean people have settled, including Brooklyn, Miami, and Toronto.
Carnival is such an important aspect of life in Trinidad that many schools believe that sponsoring a carnival band is a way to teach young people about their roots and culture.
One of the exciting aspects of Caribbean carnival is the appearance in the early 20th century of the steel pan, which are instruments made from used oil drums that have been cut off on one end and then shaped, pounded, and tuned.
www.carnivalpower.com /history_of_carnival.htm   (1298 words)

 CaribSeek Carnivals | Caribbean Carnival: It's Origin, History and Present
Important to the Caribbean festival arts are the ancient African traditions of parading and moving in circles through villages in costumes and masks.
Caribbean carnival traditions also borrow from the African culture the tradition of creating pieces of sculpture, masks and costumes.
Nowadays Carnival festivities and activities are being held year-round in the Caribbean.
www.caribseek.com /Adventure_and_Entertainment/Carnivals/caribbean-carnival.shtml   (457 words)

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Carnival is explosive joy, a massive Caribbean blow-out and it is well worth attending if you happen to be on island at the time, or even worth making a special trip for.
Trinidad Carnival is the largest in the islands and it sees thousands and thousands of revellers in the streets of Port of Spain, as many as 5000 in a single ‘band’.
Soca is the driving rhythm behind the street parades in the British Caribbean carnivals (in the Latin islands it is salsa and in the French Caribbean zouk).
www.definitivecaribbean.com /specialinterest_carnivals.aspx   (547 words)

 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Leicester Caribbean Carnival is an annual event, held in early August in Leicester, England.
The community-organised carnival has been held annually since 1985 on the first Saturday in August, with a parade around the city of Leicester (usually taking in the city centre and the suburb of Highfields), culminating in an event on Victoria Park.
It is the second-largest Caribbean carnival in the UK, after the Notting Hill Carnival.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Leicester_Caribbean_Carnival   (122 words)

 CARIBANA.COM - The Online Guide to Toronto's Summer Carnival
calypso, steel pan and elaborate masquerade costumes during the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival (Caribana™;) Festival.
Toronto Caribbean Carnival (Caribana), celebrating its 39th anniversary in 2006, is the largest Caribbean festival in North America.
Thousands of brilliantly costumed masqueraders and dozens of trucks carrying live soca, calypso, steel pan, reggae and salsa artists jam the 1.5 km parade route all day, to the delight of hundreds of thousands of onlookers.
www.caribana.com   (207 words)

 Caribia Digest - Washington, DC Carnival
The costume parade is the main feature of Carnival, as thousands appear to dance, cheer, and enjoy the parade of masqueraders in colorful costumes portraying different themes, and steelbands, calypso and soca bands.
From 9 bands and approximately 500 masqueraders in 1993, DC Caribbean Carnival has grown to 25 bands and over 5000 masqueraders in 2001 with more than 90% of the costumes being locally designed and manufactured.
D.C. Caribbean Carnival is an annual event sponsored by DC Caribbean Carnival, Inc. DC Caribbean Carnival, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.
www.caribiadigest.com /dccarnival.html   (233 words)

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 Celebrating Carnival in the Caribbean :: Caribbean Edge
Throughout the Caribbean, Carnival is one of the biggest festivals.
The French introduced Carnival to Trinidad in the late 1700s; today the festival is marked with elaborate masquerade balls and a street parade of costumed dancers and musicians.
The end of Carnival is marked by the burning of King Momo, who then, according to local legend, takes the village sins with him, leaving the island pure.
www.caribbeanedge.com /activities/carnival   (1184 words)

 Antigua Carnival 2007
That’s the focus of the Carnival Development Committee (CDC) as it begins the forward march to the Golden Jubilee of the annual summer festival, particularly over the next three weeks.
“Carnival is a very special and important event for the country and the people, and it’s all inclusive.
Next year being the fiftieth year, we thought it critical to give the public the chance to have a say, and that, essentially, is what this campaign is about,” CDC Chairman Neil Cochrane said.
www.antiguacarnival.com   (205 words)

 CARIBBEAN FREE PHOTO » Carnival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Wendell Manwarren looks up at the video screen to time the appearance of “Son of Saga Boy”, the king of the Carnival band “The Sacred Heart“, on the stage at the Alternative Concept concert on February 18, 2006 (though it was well into February 19 by the time this photo was taken).
“Miss Universe, Tan-Tan’s Girl Child”, queen of the Carnival band “The Sacred Heart“, is escorted to the stage by her handlers at the preliminaries of the King and Queen competition on February 17, 2006.
Carnival designer) Peter Minshall presents the concept for his Carnival band “The Sacred Heart” to a gathering of the Minshall faithful on Sunday 29 January, 2006.
www.caribbeanfreeradio.com /photoblog/?cat=28   (888 words)

 Caripeg Cultural Organization of Manitoba Inc.
Winnipeg's Caripeg Carnival, hosted by the Caripeg Carnival Cultural Organization of Manitoba, is quickly becoming one of the most talked about Carnivals in Western Canada.
Attracting visitors from throughout Canada and the United States, as well as the Caribbean, the carnival is a world-recognized event.
Caripeg Carnival is a simple love of this beautiful culture that brings people together from all races, classes and creeds.
caripeg.com /index.html   (476 words)

 welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Broward Caribbean Carnival is a Caribbean cultural event which was held in Broward County for the first time in 2003, on the Sunday before Columbus Day, the event culminates in a costumed street parade and carnival extravaganza.
This style of carnival originated in the mecca of carnival itself, Trinidad and Tobago, and has been exported to every island in the Caribbean, many major cities in the US and Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Sweden.
Broward Caribbean Carnival features dozens of bands (groups) of masqueraders, which make up in total some 2,000 performers with the potential to grow.
www.caribbeancarnival.org /about_bcci.htm   (289 words)

 Caribbean Villas - Carnival Beach House - St John, Virgin Islands
Carnival Beach House is situated on a pebble beach just 50 feet from the crystal clear waters of Klein Bay.
The traditional stonework is a tribute to island architecture and Caribbean culture, and is beautiful to behold.
The caretakers of Carnival Beach House live in the main house and are friendly St. Johnians who are available for advice for restaurants, beaches, hiking trails, island folk lore etc., or if you chose, you can be left alone to enjoy your privacy.
www.caribbeanvilla.com /carnival/index.html   (907 words)

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 London Caribbean Carnival 2004 - “Theme: Freedom & Justice” (Jamaica)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The carnival grew out of shoobeen type dances in community halls, and got bigger and bigger until it is now renowned as being Europe’s biggest street party.
The Notting Hill Carnival is a major and compelling event, not only for fls, but all races and cultures and was attended by over 500,000 in 1976; and quadrupled just one year later in 1977, to 2 million.
White people, in particular, were curious about the music, the style, the costumes, the food and the loud music, and wanted to participate in the fl man’s licence to dance on the streets, listen to loud sound systems (which under normal circumstances would breach the peaceful enjoyment law) and amass without fear.
www.jamaicans.com /jamaicansoverseas/londn/carnivallondon.shtml   (1446 words)

 About Us - SJ Caribbean Carnival
The South Jersey Caribbean Cultural and Development Organization (SJCCDO) is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization established for charitable and educational purposes.
The South Jersey Caribbean Carnival celebrated Caribbean culture and tradition for Caribbean Americans and more than 1 million regional residents of non-Caribbean decent who embrace the culture through travel and participation in arts and cultural events.
The South Jersey Caribbean Carnival promotes cultural diversity and education to the public on art, culture, music, health and financial information.
www.sjcaribbeancarnival.com /about.htm   (165 words)

 Caribbean Carnival, Festivals, Island Social Events, Calendar
This event is often described as an island-wide party, so parents with younger children may not choose Carnival as the most appropriate festival, those interested in experiencing a genuine slice of island culture will usually enjoy this event.
Carnival is particularly known for its festivities filled with traditional characters from island lore
Those who like music will always find it in the Caribbean, but a music festival in the islands can be a uniquely cultural experience, and can be found throughout the year.
www.travel2thecaribbean.com /CaribbeanCarnivalFestivalsIslandSocialEvents.html   (1047 words)

 EchodHaiti.com: Culture: DC Caribbean Carnival 2003
Last year, the tenth anniversary of the DC Caribbean Carnival, proved to be the best year for Haitian participation.
Controversy started in the Caribbean community when the organizers of the carnival decided to move the event from Georgia Avenue to downtown Washington, DC.
According to DCCC, DC Caribbean Carnival organization, the move was necessary in order to accommodate the ever growing crowd and for safety issues.
www.echodhaiti.com /culture/dc_carnival03.htm   (566 words)

 Caribbean Carnival - Experience the sights and sounds of Carnival around the Caribbean from Caribbean-Search.com
Carnival is a colorful and exciting event celebrated throughout the Caribbean Region.
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www.caribbean-search.com /carnival.cfm   (334 words)

 Carnival Connection - Caribbean CHOICE - Your Gateway to the Caribbean!
Within the Caribbean Carnival is a Festival of colors, which is transformed into costumes- `Mas', calypso, steel band Music, dance which attracts millions of people.
Caribbean Carnival is a dynamic blend of calypso music, Steel Pan rhythms, a sea of colors and sensuous movements, combined with the Caribbean people's flair for hospitality, entertainment and all around great fun.
Carnival is an annual celebration of life celebrated in almost all major cities around the world.
www.caribbeanchoice.com /carnival   (326 words)

Caribbean Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration that is rooted in African traditions.
Carnival secretly allowed public communication and cultural bonding for the African slave cultures from as far back as the 1600s.
Cambridge Carnival in Massachusetts, is one of twenty-four North American Caribbean-style carnivals that combine wire-bending, costumes, masks, music, steelpan, street-parades, dancing, food and craft exhibits, to display the cultural diversity of the countries and Caribbean islands, where transplanted Africans were placed.
www.cambridgecarnival.com   (144 words)

Carnival is a magnificent explosion of elaborate costumes, music, singing, and dance that captures the creativity and natural exuberance of the Caribbean people.
Europeans introduced carnival to the Caribbean, marking the approach of Lent, a traditional period of Christian abstinence ("carnival" is derived from the Italian carnevale meaning the removal of meat), with a hectic round of feasting and parties.
The buildup to Lenten carnivals, such as the famous one in Trinidad begins soon after Christmas, when musicians take part in the hotly contested qualifying heats, and band members and dancers participating in the main carnival processions put the final touches to their costumes.
www.caribbeantown.com /carnival.htm   (461 words)

 Carnival Caribbean Cruise and Cruise Specials
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All of the Carnival ships are relatively new and have a glitzy Las Vegas style decor, much favored by their predominately young clientele, but all are individually different.
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