mas (noun) WEST INDIAN – carnival celebrations. 1. “mas bands”más (adjective) SPANISH – more
It’s officially Carnival time in Jamaica & I am so excited!
“Is whole year that we waiting & we anticipating…”
I think Machel Montano summed up my Carnival weekend in his 2016 hit Waiting for the Stage. I waited a whole year for carnival & boy did it come with some hiccups but it was well worth the wait.
I never knew I would ever step foot in another I Love Soca especially after my last experience at a Waterfront edition. It took Skinny Fabulous & Kerwin Dubois being billed for the event to convince me to purchase my ticket.
It’s officially soca season in Jamaica & I am super excited!!!!
The main reason why I love Carnival is definitely the music!…I LOVE SOCA MUSIC!
So by January I usually know all the songs. This year it was easier to get access to all my music thanks to a few apps & some trusted YouTube Accounts.
People always ask me how I keep up to date with my soca & these are my not so secret weapons.
It’s 16 days to go until Road March 2017 so I compiled my top 25 2017 Soca Songs.
These are the 25 songs that I am looking forward to hearing on the road.
I can’t believe its been a year already! I am still on high from Road March last April. Every time I remember how amazing my jump was I can’t help but smile & thanks to YouTube I can watch it over and over again.
I know Jamaica Carnival ended more than a month ago but I had so much work on my plate, I didn’t have the time to really sit down & do my experience justice in a blog post. Finally, my work load has eased & I am able to share the joy that was my Carnival Week!
Carnival Monday – DUSK
Dusk is definitely a must for me . Last year I partiedd in the hills ar Dusk with some friends & it was so good I had to return! I don’t know if it is the venue or the vibe of the event itself but Dusk has proven to be consistent based on what friends have told me & my own experiences.
It’s Bacchanal in January! Usually I wait until the launch of Bacchanal Friday but since I declared this year my “Carnival Year,” I decided that I wanted to be there from the start. I also, wanted to scope out the costumes seeing that I am interested in playing Pretty Mas this year.
I wasted no time when the early bird tickets were released, I asked a friend to swing by Mas Camp a day before the early bird was originally scheduled to end.
As usual my Friday work day was eventful so I was a bit stressed/tired by the time I went home but I was looking forward to hearing some good soca music & seeing some pretty costumes.
Once I got to the parking lot, I was already in a Merry mood!
On entry to Mas Camp I received so many goodies I didn’t expect to even get. I got a Smirnoff mason jar, a Heineken cup, tiaras & beads.