The celebration of carnival is observed throughout the calendar year around the world in hundreds of countries and on almost every continent.In the Caribbean two staples of this celebration are mas, the culturally-expressive art form of creating beautifully decorated costumes, and music, as expressed through steel bands, DJs, and musical artists. The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association, Inc. (ACCBA) brings these two elements together in celebration of the 23rd Annual Atlanta Caribbean Carnival this Memorial Day Weekend.
On May 28, 2011 the Parade of Bands will feature more than 25 masquerade bands, troupes, and steel bands all showcasing an elaborate array of costumes and musical revelry through the streets of downtown Atlanta. The parade will end at the historic Sweet Auburn District with a Festival Village featuring a wide variety of authentic Caribbean food and arts vendors, as well as a stage show featuring some of the Caribbeans hottest talent. Confirmed to perform are Edwin Yearwood (Barbados), Stroka Band (U.S. Virgin Islands), The Rebels Band (St. Eustatius), Tian Winter (Antigua), Pumpa (U.S. Virgin Islands), Danskie (Antigua), Revolution Band (Atlanta), and Burning Flames (Antigua), with more to be added.
With excitement, ACCBA President, Patricia Henry shares, We are proud to announce a series of events leading up to the May 28th Parade of Bands, each offering the public additional opportunities to experience the beautiful array of our vast and varied Caribbean culture. Leading up to the parade, ACCBA will also host a Princess, Junior Miss, and Queen Pageant, and Press Conference in April, along with Pan in the City, the Atlanta Soca Monarch Competition, King and Queen of the Band Competition, and a Childrens Carnival. Details on all these events can be found on the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival websitewww.atlantacarnival.org.
For more information or to schedule an interview we welcome you to contact Junia Blackburn firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 452-6570.
The mission of the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association is to promote a broader understanding and deeper appreciation for Caribbean culture by seeking the interest of Atlanta Caribbean carnival groups and using the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival as a vehicle for the promotion of Caribbean culture among the broader Metro Atlanta community.