Carnival time again!


By: Joseph Cunningham

Carnival.jpgIt's carnival time again, and as soon as this Friday, revelers will flock to Mas Camp in New Kingston, Jamaica for the soca vibe. "Mas Camp Village will be opened on January 18," declared Bacchanal Jamaica executive Michael Ammar, during the launch of Bacchanal Dreams held at the Knutsford Court Hotel last Thursday. He added that Bacchanal Jamaica will be celebrating its 20th anniversary and plans to make this year's staging a "field of dreams."

"Carnival 2008 will be extra special. What began as a simple idea of bringing Trinidad carnival to Jamaica by a few good friends one Sunday morning in 1989 has become what they describe as their dream come
true," Ammar said.

Ticket prices for the fetes will remain at the 2007 price. According Ammar this year's staging will feature seven costumes: Illusions, Dreamscape, Trance, Delirious, Indulge, Mirage and DreamCatcher, and, the audience was given a costume display of both male and female outfits. Bacchanal Jamaica will stage Bacchanal Beach Jouv'ert on March 22, Soca @ De Sandbar on March 26 before the big road parade on March 30 themed Nightmare.