Carnival Launch 2014

Press Release
May 6, 2014

August is the time for ‘Spicemas’, the last carnival on the Caribbean Carnival calendar. Unique to multitudes of carnivals though out the Caribbean and around the world, Grenada’s ‘Spicemas’ leads the way with its non stop energy, fun, vibrancy and safe environment..

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Richly rooted in our traditions, Spicemas is known best for its Traditional mas where our Cultural Icons come alive on the streets of Grenada. Our Shortknee, Vieux Corp, Wild Indian, Maypole, Moko Jumbies and our Jab Jab have taken center stage in many events locally and internationally. Spicemas is home to our own Pretty mas where masqueraders take to the streets in bedazzling costumes to parade the streets of St George’s. Monday night mas unique to Grenada where revelers take part in lighting up the streets with multi coloured accessories to wave to those watching and jump up to the sweet sounds of Soca music on the road on Monday Night.

Spicemas, the mecca of Calypso and Soca, is our theme for 2014. Grenada is the land of birth to many Icons in Calypso and Soca music such as The Mighty Sparrow, Inspector, Flying Cloud, Moss International, Tangler, Lady Cinty, African Teller, Smokey, Melody, King Ajamu, Soca Elvis, Randy Isaac, Super P, Scholar, Brother B, Tallpree and the Rolly Polly King Mr Killa.  Grenada’s unique music of Pan, Calypso and Groovy and Power Soca has great influence around the world. Grenada’s music has grown both regionally and internationally, Grenadian artists have been nominated and won awards internationally and performed on prestigious stages in Trinidad to Hollywood. This has brought many international eyes and ears Grenada’s way.

Spicemas is home to the most exciting events in the Caribbean, that tourist fly in especially to play ‘Jouvert’ which is described as the ‘best Jouvert in the world’ by experts. Spicemas events showcases the best of Soca in Soca Monarch, best of Calypso in the tents and Dimanche Gra. The Sweet sounds of pan music that fill Panorama to an amazing atmosphere. The streets of St Mark’s are transformed into a cultural hot spot for the ‘Traditional Mas Festival’. This year Queen show is back to add the glamour on Carnival Thursday. Pagent the ultimate display of Kings and Queen of the band will be judged on the road.