ITS CARI BACANAL, BALTIMORE STYLE

Chanah Watson

Channah Thomas, youngest member of the Pan Masters Steel Orchestra (Washington D.C.

Booty

One of the newest T-Shirts at Baltimore Carnival, 2016.

Trinidad cap

Trinidad and Tobago, bling on a hat.

Guyanese T-Shirt

Guyanese T-Shirt.

The new Caribbean

Standard in the Caribbean: mixed races.

New Caribbean 2

Wearing mud, at Carnival.

 

If you see a woman in a bathing suit, wearing fishnet stockings, and she is not on the beach, it must be CARNIVAL!!!

Curry chicken, curry goat, conch, mauby, ginger beer, sorrel, salt fish, poan, black cake, Chinese (chiny) cake , tennis roll. If you are familiar, you know, if not, you missed it.

In this culture, “wine” is not what you drink, it’s what you do with your body, when the music hits you, having consumed some “sauce” (liquor), the convulsions of the body become more eye popping.

One of the more amazing features of Caribbean culture, is the conversion of the steel drum, to a musical instrument. African people forcefully migrated, through slavery, across the Atlantic river, to the Caribbean islands, and South America, lost almost everything, except their will to entertain themselves.

They could not use cotton, or sugar cane to make music, but working with oil and tar drums in Trinidad and Tobago, gave birth to the creative utilization of the steel drum to make music.

For Baltimore MD. a Caribbean Carnival is relatively new, 35 years; however the momentum is catching fire, and CLIFTON PARK, has become its annual home. This page is my account.