Many revellers begin their Carnival marathon at the Dimarche Gras Show and continue straight into the J’Ouvert celebrations, where in the early hours of Monday morning,

"...the traditional Jab-Jab or Devil Mas bands emerge from the darkness of the night to parade freely through the town."

Blackened with stale molasses, tar, grease, creosote or mud, and wearing little more than their horned helmets, these masqueraders in previous times set out to terrify onlookers with their grotesque appearance and repulsive dances.

In modern times, the traditional Jab-Molassi have mutated into other creatures of colour, with Blue, Yellow and Green Devils joining in the early morning parade. These colourful devils are much more playful in character, wanting only to dab a bit of their body paint onto unsuspecting bystanders, as they dance through the streets to the rhythms of the accompanying drums, steel bands and calypsos from huge DJ trucks.

J'Ouvert Bands

Group Name
Contact
Upper St.John Red Devil Phone: (473) 404-9746
The Real Jab Jab Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRealJabJab
Rainbow Devils Email: dpmignon@hotmail.com
Soca City Jouvert Band Phone: (473) 405-4152
Leo Club Jab Jab band Phone: (473) 449-7337
Hermitage Jouvert Band Phone: (473) 403-4037/410-8077
River Sallee Jouvert Band  
Woburn City Jab Band Facebook: www.facebook.com/woburncity
Digicel Explosion Jouvert band Phone: (473) 420-1857
Premium Chocolate Mas Facebook: www.facebook.com/PremiumChocolateMas
Email: PremiumChocolateMas@gmail.com
Phone: 458-4434 (Johnny English)

 

 

The Ole Mas bands are the only other inhabitants in the early morning, bringing international and local events to the fore through their double entendre (or double talk) placards and satirical costumes.

Ole Mas Bands

Group Name
Contact
Café & Associates Phone: (473) 443-3628/405-1107
Cletus St.Paul Phone: (473) 535-1185