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Jammin 24-7 for Carnival 2007

Jammin 24-7 for Carnival 2007

Tobago Jazz festival is not the only big Caribbean event taking place this coming weekend. Dutch St. Maarten’s Carnival culminates on Monday April 30th with several events, including Jouvert, occurring over the weekend.

Schedule of Events (click for larger view)

The theme for St. Maarten’s Carnival this year is Jammin 24-7 for Carnival 2007! If you are thinking to yourself that St. Martin’s Carnival has already passed you are half right. The smallest nation to be divided into two countries (you don’t even need a passport to cross the border) did celebrate the French Carnival earlier this year, the upcoming Carnival takes place on the Dutch side.

This year’s Grand Parade promises to be one of the biggest ever in St. Maarten’s 37 years of Carnival with nine local troupes jamming to the music provided by some twelve local and international bands on Sunday, April 30.

The nine troupes will consist of about 32 individual costumes and two floats. St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) announced Friday that several bands from Curaçao, Aruba and other islands had requested and been granted permission to participate in the Grand Parade.

Some troupes have not yet confirmed their participation. However, SCDF said the King and Queen of Curaçao’s Carnival would be part of the parade and a troupe from St. Kitts/Nevis would also participate.

The nine local St. Maarten troupes are Bacchanal Production, Survivors Carnival Troupe, Road Warriors, Dis Is Carnival, Sun of the Caribbean, Colour Fantasy, Mental Institution, Rio Productions and Senior Citizens Recreational Foundation.

Each will be judged in the areas of visual impact, cultural value, originality, punctuality, use of local music, creativity, craftsmanship, performance, discipline and presentation.

SOURCE:The Daily Herald St.Maarten

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