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Ilovecarnivall goes to Japan for Carnival!

Ilovecarnivall goes to Japan for Carnival!

Carnivals, World Wide

Time for something completely different. Yes. Soca and carnival Caribbean style has reached Japan. My interest was piqued last year when I saw a video of what looked like a carnival route and people getting on bad in a fete to soca. I’ve always wanted to go to Japan anyway so I thought, ‘I’m going’. Contacted Kegon and the Soca in Japan team straight away and started things moving.  When telling others about my plans, sometimes I was met with ‘Japan have carnival????’ Yes our Caribbean culture has gone that far. They also have a huge following for reggae and dancehall.  Chronixx was there very recently. These days I won’t be surprised at all if I hear some Eskimos in Alaska are in an igloo jamming having a soca fete.  At the very least it would keep them warm.  But I digress.

Last year, participating in show casing the Caribbean concept of carnival in Shanghai China with Elimu Mas Band, was a wonderful experience. This year, off I go to the land of the rising sun, cherry blossoms and forward thinking technology to check out the soca and carnival scene over there.  Should be interesting.  I can’t wait to see the fusion of these cultures! Speaking to DJ Daiky and others, I am seriously excited. Machel Montano is also doing a tour there around that time.   I go with two friends of mine from London UK.  How about if I let you know how it goes?


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