Trust me, you don't want to miss this! Jab Jab J'ouvert is the closest that you will get to the Trinidad J'ouvert experience. The fete has moved to a different venue this year so we are expecting more paint, more mud, more powder! And live performances... what more could you ask for? So grab your posey, head to Downsview Carnival Grounds on Friday 30 July and start Carnival weekend off right! How to get there: Jab Jab Jouvert will be happening at 53 Bakersfield St, Toronto. Closest intersection: Bakersfield & Sheppard While there is TTC available to get to the location, the best bet would be to take a taxi or Uber. Now recall this is a J'ouvert party so you will probably be covered in all manner of mud/paint/oil/powder when you are ready to leave. So if you can, store a garbage bag in your pocket or purse so that you can put it on the seat of the Uber car or taxi for the ride back to your hotel. No Uber driver wants their seats getting messed up. Dont forget you can get a free ride from Uber. Sign up with promo code “uberCaribana” and get $20 off your first ride! https://www.uber.com/invite/uberCaribana For tickets: http://www.jab-jab.ca/ Click here for tips to help you prepare for Jab Jab Jouvert
J'ouvert will be streaming live today on Our TV4. The show starts at 4am Trinidad time. Later at 3pm they will stream the Parade of the Bands from Carapachima starting at 3pm.
To view stream:And don't forget to check the schedule below for other Carnival events that will be bringing to us live online.
Want to see Dimanche Gras live online? What about Kaisorama or the Junior Parade of the bands? Well the good people at Our TV4 will be streaming these events online.
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J'ouvert 2012 sees Mas Jumbies returning to devil mas with their presentation "When Darkness Falls". Be expecting devils but with a truly modern twist. "When Darkness Falls" will consist of five sections. The one that I am dying to see is the "Devil Royalty" section. From what I have been told, this section is the most elaborate with: wings, a full mask, jewels, fringe... Yes, I said JEWELS! Now, I'll be honest. I am a tshirt and shorts J'ouvert girl. Give me a tshirt, a whistle and all the rum I can drink and I'm in heaven. But after chatting with Mr. Brian Wong Won himself, I am very intrigued to see his presentation for J'ouvert 2012. I cannot wait for the website launch in early November. Oh, and in case you are wondering, Mas Jumbies is an All Inclusive J'ouvert band and they WILL be having rum on the road. So while we wait for the launch, let's enjoy these teasers which Mr. Wong Won has kindly shared with us. Thanks, Brian!
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In this morning's post, Triniyute painted an accurate picture of what it is like to play mas in costume on Carnival Tuesday. Now we get to see what it is like to enjoy J'ouvert morning. Special thanks to one of my favourite bloggers,Trinimummy, for agreeing to share her J'ouvert morning video with us! I hope we bounce up on the road for C2K12! You can check out her blog here: http://trinimummy.com/ Enjoy!