The Carnival Beat: MUA Guide

  Hello Beauties! July kicked off the carnival season, at least for Trinidad 2018, where we get to do it all over again. As carnival becomes more popular, masqueraders all over, want to look their best on the road. From choosing the best fetes, fete outfits, getting in the gym and now, choosing the best […]

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Caribana 2016: A Review of Carnival Nationz

I try my best not to repeat bands but this year, I could not avoid Carnival Nationz’ “Nest” Presentation. Costumes were GORGEOUS!! Prettier than any other band. I am obviously not the only one who thought so considering they won band of the year for the third year in a row. But enough rambling. Let’s […]

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FETE LIST: Where to Party for Caribana 2016

CARIBANA TIME FRAME: July 27 – August 1, 2016 We all know parties are typically hit or miss, especially if you’re visiting from out of town and don’t know which ones will provide you with the best party experience. But have no fear, the Global Carnivalist is here to give you some best fete options. […]

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BAND LAUNCH: Carnival Nationz Launches for Caribana 2016

Carnivalists! The time we were all waiting for FINALLY happened last night, April 30, when team Carnival Nationz finally put us out of our misery. We were concerned with the lack of “wow” factor all the other bands had this year for Caribana. Carnival Nationz WOWED us with their “Nest” theme. We love so many […]

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BAND LAUNCH: Saldenah Carnival launches for Caribana 2016

Team Saldenah, the 17 Band of the Year title holder, launched last night, April 22nd with their theme “Outta Africa”. Their band is one of the most anticipated and so we were more than happy that they put us out of our misery and showed us their 2016 presentation. Registration will be open soon and […]

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Planning for Caribana 2016

Happy Tuesday! It seems as if 2016 is flying or the short Trinidad carnival season is applicable to almost all other carnivals as well. With Jamaica Carnival well underway with sold out costumes and hotels, the summer carnivals are the next up in regards to large carnivals. Caribana is an all time favorite of the […]

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Costume Expectations vs. Reality

 Carnivalists!  As we patiently stalk scan carnival sites for band launch images, we ooh and aah about how pretty the costumes are and think OMG (ALL THOSE FEATHERS) but in reality, band launches are the perfected versions of the costume you hope to chip in on the road. As carnival becomes more popular across the globe, the cost […]

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Caribana 2015: A Review of Carnival Nationz

Wooo!! Let me just say, this is my second time attending Caribana but this time was TRULY amazing! I used what I learned the previous time and used it to my advantage. Hopefully this review will help you too. REGISTRATION: Registration was VERY easy! Carnival Nationz launched, about two weeks later, their costumes were posted […]

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FETE LIST: Where to Fete (Party) for Caribana 2015

We all know parties are typically hit or miss, especially if you’re visiting from out of town and don’t know which ones will provide you with the best party experience. But have no fear, the Global Carnivalist is here to give you some best fete options. WEDNESDAY  3PM –  SCORCH Duck Work —  Purchase tickets here […]

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CARIBANA Costumes — Selling out Quickly!

Masqueraders! There are a few bands to play mas with in Toronto’s notorious Caribana.. but the most popular, Saldenah Mas and Carnival Nationz are selling out very quickly. Carnival Nationz opened for registration on May 6 so most of their sections are still available. It is imperative that you register as soon as possible. Need […]

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