Posts Tagged ‘Caribbean Carnival’

Will the Caribbean Carnival Ever Return to D.C.?

Last weekend, a number of D.C.-area Caribbean troupes took to Baltimore with their feathered costumes, pan drums, flamboyant floats, and booming island music for the anticipated Baltimore Washington One Carnival. For any D.C. residents in attendance, the sight may have been bittersweet.
From 1993 to 2011, the D.C. Caribbean Carnival parade took place on Georgia Avenue NW. [...]

Arts Roundup: Carnival Tragedy Edition

Violence at the Carnival: As you've no doubt read, four people were shot—one fatally—not far from the Caribbean Carnival festival on Saturday in what police say was gang-related violence. There was also a separate, unrelated stabbing not far away. Prince of Petworth is heartbroken, and worries for the future of the annual event. "I’ve gone [...]

International & Roots Music Weekend Roundup: Caribbean Carnival, Folklife Festival, and More

For D.C.’s Caribbean community this is THE weekend—the loud, brash Saturday parade featuring participants in Technicolor costumes plus countless concerts and parties with sound systems turned up to 11.   But if you don't like reggae and soca, this weekend offers numerous other international and roots music choices.  Around this time every year, I run into [...]