What is J’Ouvert Morning?

Posted on March 6, 2014

Firstly, it is pronounced "Jou-Vay" and it is a large street party that occurs from 4am till 9am in many Caribbean islands as part of that island's Carnival celebrations. In the Caribbean, Trinidad has the largest and most recognised Carnival and thus the largest Jouvert parade. What has allowed Trinidad Jouvert to spiral into a national festivity is that it has been a facility for expression and entrepreneurship. Revelers (men and ...

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JOUVAY with Ken

Posted on February 13, 2014

Jouvert Morning. THAT MOMENT. That one time you can allow yourself to be released into the more prestine blend of bodies and paint. Imagine everyone revelling in a drunken stupor, but unlike regular Carnival we "doh watch face, only waist". So no one did their make up to come here... no one is expecting to stay clean here. Just J'Ouvert. Just the official start of Carnival as we know it. Me? Well I'm Ken and I am a Jouvert Band Leader. It ...

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My 63 Unforgettable Moments of 2013

Posted on January 1, 2014

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Everyone asks me, so Ken what are you doing with your life? OR Ken where do you work? OR Ken what was your degree in?  I usually stutter and give whichever answer comes to my head since explaining myself is a lot harder than it seems. As such, I decided to compile this story for everyone.   Welcome to my life   When I Saw the Sunrise. And I saw Chanice before the Sunset And then ...

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Creating Carnival – Part 1

Posted on December 30, 2013

Rebranding   Everything seems to be happening now and it isn't even 2014 yet. This carnival season is extra long but that is definitely no reason for complacency. This Sunday I went back and forth toying with ideas trying to find that perfect symbol to encompass the absolute best logo design ever. Although I created the "Jamborii Mas" logo all by myself I still employed the services of award winning designer Chris Russell. Chris sent ...

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