The 2010 Caribbean festival season has begun in grand style. Atlanta’s Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association hosts the 2010 Atlanta Carnival. The annual parade will start on West Peachtree Street, and goes through the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The festival village, will be on historic Auburn Ave.
Inaugural- For the 1st time in USA Caribbean festival history, the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Association, in conjunction with Caribbean Media Network will host an official media room. This interactive lounge will feature over 25 media outlets, and Caribbean artists. ACCBA is the 1st to host this official room, which will highlight Caribbean artists and their achievements. Also, the parade will be broadcast live over the internet, in full color and splendor, on Kalallo.com through live video streaming. The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival has set the pace for USA Caribbean festivals in 2010 and beyond!
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Soca giant Machel Montano returns to Atlanta,Georgia, with his HD family. There are some unique facts about this Soca king, who started singing Calypso from a very young age. Machel Montano has sold out Madison Square Gardens, TWICE! in one weekend. The following year of his return to the Square, his concert trumped the Jay Z and Mary J Blige national tour. His arrival and performance to Atlanta, GA, is already international news, and it is much anticipated, since his hiatus from 2010 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival this past February! He is schedule to perform on Friday May 28, 2010, at Club Obsession, on Glenwood Drive, Decatur, GA For more information Click Here
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Jouvert::defined by most West Indians as the official warm up to Carnival! MUSIC, FETE, DANCE, are some of the words which come to mind in this colorful celebration. In its 6th year of production, this signature event hosts over 12 DJs, plus live appearances by some of the Caribbean’s own Soca artist! The event annual attendance of 3,000+ is notable, and plans to be a force to compete, due to his historical reference and a guaranteed enjoyment by attendees.
There are so many events,taking place this weekend, however there is an event for everyone attending. To view more events, Go to www.peachcarnival.com to learn more
VERSE- The host of this year’s parade is Virgin Islands own Interscope recording artist “Verse”. He is known by his hit single “Buy You a Round” which has been in heavy rotation on USA and Caribbean radio stations for the past year..Also scheduled to perform is Problem Child, Burning Flames, Rudy, Daddy Chess, Iwer George, Denise Belfon, and much more…
This years events are sure to be well attended and the talk of the town for weeks to come. The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival is in its 22nd year of operation.
The theme of the festival this speaks wonders, since its transitional years: ITS MINES,ITS YOURS, ITS CARNIVAL!,shares the philosophy that people may fight, complain, and disagree, however this historical celebration, which dates back to slavery days, is here to stay! Its Carnival!
To learn more about the parade and the festival, you may visit the official website:www.atlantacarnival.org
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Atlanta promoters organize official Marc Stewart Memorial Party to be held this Sunday at Club Intrigue. Visit http://www.marcstewartmemorial.com for more information.