The Carnival Committee announced on Tuesday, (6th November) that launch event of Sugar Mas 41 will lead off the pre festival activities with
an extravaganza designed for the entire family, starting at 2:00pm with a spectacular street parade from Warner Park through the streets of Basseterre and culminating on Bank Street with the official Launch Ceremony starting at 6:00 pm.
The Carnival Launch will create an explosive start to the upcoming Carnival Season and will provide an opportunity to sensitize the general public, sponsors participants and the media about plans for this year’s festivities, said a carnival release.
The event will once again celebrate the art of music, culture, and heritage of the Federation and will also include addresses by the Minister of Culture, and the newly appointed National Carnival Chairman.
Organizers have also indicated that other highlights will be the unveiling of this year’s Carnival slogan and Jingle, folklore presentations and performances by last year’s winners and other local artistes.
This year’s Mas and J’ouvert Bands are also expected to inject much colour and vibrancy to the festive atmosphere with their 2012 costume presentations.