Planning for Trinidad Carnival 2018

Trinidad Carnival is one of THE most attended carnivals in the world. Carnival chasers and virgins mark this as the highlight of their carnival bucket list and it also sets the tone for all other carnivals to follow. Plan to attend for at least a week, February 7 – 14, 2018 to have the most […]

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Band Launch: Erup The Band launches for Crop Over 2017

Three bands launched for Crop Over this weekend so bare with us :). Erup The Band launched their Crop Over 2017, “Beyond Borders” presentation in Barbados on May 6. What beautiful costumes! Influenced by the cities around the globe, Erup dazzles us with peacock like feathers, gems, printed fabrics and headpieces. You can pre-register now, […]

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Band Launch: Krave The Band launches for Crop Over 2017

Krave The Band launched their 2017 Crop Over presentation, “The Great Silk Road” last night in New York City. And great it is, every section is absolutely gorgeous with so much detail. How does one choose? I love the feathers, use of color and how unique these designs are. Registration is currently open.  Here is their […]

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Band Launch: Baje International Launches for Crop Over 2017

Time to get into Crop Over! Crop Over season starts shortly but we have 98 days until Kadooment and that means, fete lists to prepare, costumes to choose and band launches to showcase. Some bands (Xhosa, Kontact) have launched already. Baje International came to slay with their gorgeous colors and intricate unique designs. This band […]

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Trinidad Carnival 2017: A Review of Tribe Carnival

It is with a heavy heart that I write this review because I CANNOT BELIEVE carnival done. Remember how long we took to prepare? We booked our hotels, the 100 day countdown reach, we fight up for soca brainwash tickets and now look, carnival come and done. That said, carnival was euphoric. The music was […]

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25 Day Mark – Trinidad Carnival 2017 Countdown

Carnival is coming. The greatest show on earth where we revel in pure bliss for two whole weeks. It’s time to get those bellies flatter, those teeth whiter and that ass fatter. Tings about to get real, REAL soon, like 25 days soon. Today, February 1, kicks off our 15 day carnival body challenge. Most […]

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BAND LAUNCH: Xaymaca International launches for Jamaica Carnival 2017

Pronounced Zah-My-Kah, Xaymaca Carnival promises to bring us something new and something different that encapsulates the beauty of Jamaica. Naturally, because my favorite designer, Sandra Hordatt, endorsed and designed for Xaymaca,  I had HIGH expectations. I have played mas with LehWeGoandSleek as well and have become used to the luxurious and quality frontline experience that they […]

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Band Launch: Hysteria Mas launches for Dominica Carnival 2017

  The highly anticipated Hysteria Mas band launched their Dominica Carnival 2017 presentation on thanksgiving night, More Musique, reminding us of our love for mas. The four sections, Soca, Kaiso, Cadence and Bouyon, are the sounds of the island. Registration opened at 10AM today online and at the Mas Camp at 21 Hanover. Go check them […]

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Trinidad Carnival 2017 Checklist, Timeline and Budget

You’ve been following us for awhile (if not, click that follow button) so you already know the Global Carnivalist Team is on top of their 2017 Trini Carnival planning. But for those of you who like to procrastinate, it’s not too late. Hopefully you can find somewhere to sleep, that’s usually the biggest issue. If […]

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BAND LAUNCH: Yuma Vibe Launches for Trinidad Carnival 2017

Yuma Vibe launched “Origins”, their 2017 Trinidad Carnival presentation last night. Some of the best male costumes for Trinidad Carnival were showcased. Inti is hands down my favorite section by Keisha Als. Great job by the designer. Registration details will be up soon. Which section do you love the most?     Yours in Mas

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