MIAMI – Miami Carnival Inc. and The City of Miami will host one of the most anticipated events of the year within the Caribbean culture of Miami, Trinidad and Tobago, London England and the United States.
The 23rd Annual Miami Carnival will be staged on Sunday, October 7, 2007 from 12noon-11pm at Bicentennial Park in Downtown Miami. With a cultivated expertise and passion for Carnival, the Miami Carnival Committee has once again set the motions in place to produce one of the biggest events of the year. This international event that brings live bands and calypsonians from the Caribbean Islands has become one of the most popular and well-attended Carnivals in North America.
Miami Carnival 2007 will feature more costumes, more bands and more of the top Soca and Chutney Soca stars than one can imagine. This year’s festival promises to influence generations to come to continue the celebration of what Carnival is all about.
This refinement of the traditional West Indian style Carnival presentation promises to celebrate pageantry through color and fantasy that is depicted through a kaleidoscope of vibrant costumes, infectious soca, calypso and reggae music along with the electrifying sounds of steelbands. Miami Carnival has become of the most respected Carnivals that take place with the Caribbean Carnival circuit. This event embodies the unity of the diverse cultures that represent Miami.
“Miami is home to people and cultures from throughout our hemisphere, making our diverse city unique not only in the Americas, but all over the world. Miami Carnival will continue to add and increase the cultural diversity that we enjoy here in Miami. This event has been designed to reflect our cultural heritage and incorporate the traditionally popular Caribbean entertainers.
Because of its appeal to the entire Caribbean community, there are more Caribbean entertainers at Miami Carnival than at any other Carnival including Trinidad & Tobago-Caribbean Carnival’s “Mecca” states Mayor Many Diaz”.
Selman Lewis, CEO of Miami Carnival, said that “Miami Carnival 2007 will be bigger and better than any previous year. We are happy to be back in Bicentennial Park, and we invite the whole community to celebrate our 23rd Anniversary with us”.
The event will begin at 12 noon with a parade of bands and costumes that will begin on NE 2nd Ave and NE 27th Ave. The parade will eventually go into the festival area of Bicentennial Park where the celebration of Caribbean culture and pride will be displayed by a Caribbean Consular Village and International Caribbean Carnival Expo that will include a multitude of Caribbean and International food, beverages and arts and crafts.
The stage at Bicentennial Park will permeate an infectious grove of music that will display the talents of some of the biggest heavy weights in the Caribbean community and the world.
Miami Carnival will feature The Queen of Soca, Alison Hinds & The Alison Hinds Show, Iwer George (2007 Soca Monarch), Biggie Irie (2007 Groovy Soca Monarch), Shadow, Nelson, Crossovah, Jovi Rockwell, Whysper, Gailann, Wendy Lewis Mollineau(UK Soca Queen, London Calyspo Monarch), Curtis Eustace,(T&T King of Carnival), Invaders Steel Orchestra(Direct from Trinidad and Tobago), Miami Pan Symphony, New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra and Pepper Pot Steel Orchestra to name a few.
Some of the sponsors of the 23rd Annual Miami Carnival include The City of Miami, The Mayor and Board of City Commissioners, Miami Dade Mayor and Commissioner Dennis Moss and The Board of County Commissioners, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, AFIWI.com, Bayfront Park Management Trust, Guinness Extra Stout (The Official Beer of Miami Carnival), Bernuth Lines, Delancyhill and The International Caribbean Carnival Association