Trinidad Carnival 2017: Jouvert Bands

We have 82 days to go until Carnival Monday, and by now you should be deciding which fetes to attend, planning your outfits and be heavily in the gym to get your carnival body together.

That said, there a lot of Jouvert bands launching.

What is Jouvert? 

J’ouvert is a large street party during Carnival. Jouvert typically happens carnival morning prior to the parade. Participants celebrate with flutes and conch shells while wearing moco jumbie outfits. Paint, oil, mud and powder are also part of the tradition. Since the inception of jouvert, it has taken on a space on its own, often times promoters will have “paint” parties outside of the carnival season.

How do I dress for Jouvert? 

Ideally, you should wear clothes that you can get dirty in — for when they throw paint, mud or powder on you. Some participants protect their hair with a shower cap and scarf. Most of the elements wash of easily but extra measures can be taken.

Do you want to register now? Here are your list of bands to check out for Jouvert – Trinidad Carnival 2017.

Red Ants Jouvert – Committee member registration

Glow Jouvert – Purchase packages here

Dirty Dozen Jouvert – Purchase packages here

Mudders International Jouvert – Purchase packages here

IceBox Jouvert – Purchase packages here

Yellow Devilz Jouvert – Purchase package here

Fun Mudders Jouvert

Jouvert Jumbeez – Registration info here


Yours in Mas

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3 thoughts on “Trinidad Carnival 2017: Jouvert Bands

  1. Greetings,

    My name is Lancaster. I love your website; I see your doing an excellent job with it. I am having a Paint Boatride in Trinidad on February 26th, 2017 right before jouvert starts, it will be an experience. My band, Avotarz Touché, is hosting the fete and I would like to promote my event through your website. What is the protocol and procedure I should follow?

    Thank you for your time.


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