Get more “Jamaica”  from your carnival in Jamaica fetes. 

This year,  like Jouvert Mike said, the secret is out. Carnival in Jamaica  is on the radar of all major brands and promoters with respect to carnival events. The number of foreign fetes has increased even more this year and has lead many to worry about getting an authentic Jamaican…

Will the explosion of growth for Carnival in Jamaica make it better, or worse?

  In the last few years Carnival in jamaica has been gathering steam as the offerings grow and people start to realise the WINE:MONEY ratios are extremely favourable.   Well, this year there has been not a continued gradual increase but an EXPLOSION of growth.  I have been predicting this…

Getting the most out of your carnival experience. Part 1.

I started my carnival fanaticism  with very humble carnival experience.  Over time and via the school of hard knocks I now know the things to do in order to maximise my money,  time and enjoyment in carnival. Most of these tips are simple common sense, but stick to them and…

The Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) is real! 

So you have decided to finally take a break from carnival and this year save your money to do something different. Let me  tell you what the future holds for you. FOMO (fear of missing out)    At first, you may stick with your usual carnival whatsapp groups just to share…

Are women bolder during carnival? 

Over the years I have come to realize that carnival is a special place.  So special in fact, that I have almost completely stopped partying outside of carnival or soca related activities despite hailing from the land of dancehall (heroes weekend being my exception). One thing that makes this parallel…

The LEHWEGO Miami recommended fete list 2016

MOA_ White Hot Miami – $106.09 10/6 (8PM-1AM) bit.ly/MOA_whitehotmiami Roast Cruise – $119.10 10/7 (6AM) bit.ly/RoastMiami I Love Soca (F) – $37.92 (M) – $43.19 10/7 (6PM-12AM) www.ilovesocajamaica.com Sunrise Breakfast Party – $101.22 10/8 (5AM) bit.ly/sunrisemiami_eventbrite Viva La Carnival – $53.34 10/8 (9PM-3AM) http://bit.ly/vivalacarnival_annakay For J’ouvert….consider these 2 GenXRedAntz jouvert…

Earplugs. A road and fete essential! 

I can still remember the feeling I had after my first road parade.  The euphoria of wining all day behind the truck still flowed through my veins and a numbing fatigue had started to set in. One thing I also clearly remember was the intense ringing in my ears.  For…

Bring your BEST body for carnival! 

I’m just today basking in the afterglow of competition after taking part in the Jamaican amateur bodybuilding and fitness Association show. It’s been a focal point for all my efforts in the gym and my fitness related goals. Along with that show,  and before it as well,  one of my…

Is there a bias for beauty in carnival?

  I have seen it noted by many that there is a bias in carnival photo albums.  Specifically, a “Pecking order” in which the thin, straight haired and fair skinned rule supreme. Is this a fair statement? Many argue that this is borne out in some carnival photo albums where many…

How women get a wine…. From a man’s point of view

Recently I have been seeing article after article about all the different ways men try,  succeed and fail at begging asking for a wine in fetes and on the road. Well,  today I’m here to flip the script. Carnival is that magical place where the normal rules of parties do…

Should we integrate foreign fetes into Jamaica carnival?

Yes I know. The title of this post is a bit sensational (made you click it doh) but it’s a good starting point for today’s discussion. I’m gonna talk to you a bit about what’s been happening with Jamaica carnival and  what I HOPE happens as we move forward. As…

Soca Brainwash Trinidad 2016 review

Dj private Ryan,  long a essential part of every socaphiles play list, has now firmly established himself as a promoter who’s fete, Soca Brainwash is an essential fete no matter what carnival it’s part of. This years Soca Brainwash was yet another star on General Ryan’s shoulder! From the tasty…

Carnival in Jamaica. What makes carnival “yah so”, so nice.

My feet are sore. I don’t recognize the darkly tanned man in the mirror, but I’m home. The debauchery of Trinidad carnival is over and its time to slowly accept our carnival Tabanca…..or is it? Here in Jamaica we return after ash Wednesday to the start of our carnival season…

Carnival Prep pride!

I work hard. I have done my time in the gym, under the boot heel of my trainer.  I have suffered and sweated. While others ate cake I ate salad. I have focused and sacrificed. Now it’s my time.   Time to show off my accomplishments. Time to appreciate my own achievements….

Behold! The power of CARNIVAL

To outsiders its sometimes hard to put the power carnival has into perspective.   To the carnival lover, Carnival has the power to motivate and to, at times, dominate our lives.  Take the following examples….. I’m a grown ass man with a good job- and last night I went to…

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