At the start of December, I had made the decision that I was not going to party at all for the rest of the year, however, I changed my mind when my friend Francine told me she wanted to go to I Love Soca.
This was my second I Love Soca & so my preparation was much better than my last. We actually brought a small igloo this time!
Continue reading “What A Gyal Love Soca: My I Love Soca Boxing Day 2015 Experience”
I think I have mentioned before on the blog that I LOVE Jouvert! (here). I will always be the first person to recommend a proper Jouvert fete.
My last Jouvert experience (here) inspired this all you may need guide to a phenomenal Jouvert experience …
1.Wear a bathing suit (preferably an inexpensive one) under your clothes. Remember that Jouvert is VERY messy & you don’t want to be ruining your favourite underwear or bathing suit.
Continue reading “Shanny’s Guide to Jouvert”
About a month ago, my friend in SXM posted a flyer for an event in Anguilla which was going to be headlined by Mr. Soca himself Machel Montano! Immediately my heart sank, because I knew I wouldn’t have the time or money to sort out making the trip to Anguilla.
You see I have never had the opportunity to see the King of Soca perform live. I have seen him at Jouvert in Jamaica but never ever seen him live & direct.
As faith would have it the genius promoters of Appleton Dream Weekend billed Mr. Double M as the headliner for their Dream Jouvert!
Continue reading “Shanny-Val Diaries: DREAMing of Jouvert”
Carnival in Jamaica has come & gone. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to play pretty mas with Bacchanal Jamaica but luckily I did get to experience UWI Carnival.
“Carnival is defined as an event where many people gather to celebrate something.”
Jamaica’s Carnival season runs from January to April.
My love affair with Carnival started when I was younger. I last played mas in Kiddies Carnival when I was in first form in 1997. At that time, there were two bands “Jamaica Carnival” & “Bacchanal Jamaica”. When Jamaica Carnival ended I took a sort of hiatus from soca but as faith would have it almost 10 years later I rekindled my love affair.
I love playing pretty mas but my heart is devoted to the “dutty” ways of Jouvert! I love the colours & the vibes of Jouvert, so it is no surprise that it is my favourite part of the whole Carnival festivities.
This season, I got of to a late start but I know I picked the right event to start with…Sunset Cocoa Jouvert.
Continue reading “Shanny-Val Diaries: I’m In Love With The Cocoa Jouvert”
My weekends are usually filled with alot of adventures so I decided to blog about my musings. Here is a recap of my weekend trods:
Friday: Bacchanal Opening night at Mas Camp.
I am a socaphile…I ADMIT IT. I love the gyrating and wukking up my body, so it was a no brainer that last weekend I would venture to Mas Camp for the start of the Bacchanal season.
DJ Smoke, DJ Sanjay & DJ Richie Ras played all my favourite soca tunes which kept me feteing all night long.
Continue reading “Shanny’s Weekend Musings: March 7-9, 2014”