14 August 2012

Colors of Carnival 2012

You can't escape Carnival while in Grenada - almost.

We skipped J'Ouvert which started early Monday morning at 5am. In previous times blackened with stale molasses, tar, grease or mud the modern times masqueraders mutated into colorful "devils" dancing through the streets to the rhythms of the accompanying drums, steel bands and calypsos from huge DJ trucks and try to dab a bit of their body paint onto unsuspecting bystanders - No thanks, we prefered to sleep in a bit. Here a glance of what we "missed".

We then went to see Peasant Mas, the traditional and fancy Mas Bands in the Monday afternoon parade gyrating to the beats of the year's most popular calypsos. Since we arrived beginning of June we had to listen to the same ten or so beats day (in the bus, gym) and night (nearby Pre Carnival party). We deeply hope they will either change their repertoire after Carnival or stop at all... But I guess that's wishful thinking ;-)

Here a selection of some pictures taken at Peasant Mas. A mixture of beautiful & happy people, different age groups and colorful costumes:



As always, much more pictures on our facebook page habibisails!

With love from paradise

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