Montreal Carnival vibration is an annual summer celebration that takes part in 7 different cities from Canada to the USA . It is all about embracing and celebrating Caribbean,Latino,Brazilian culture. Montreal Carnival vibration started in 2010 in Montreal. and honors Canada and Quebec’s Caribbean,Latino,Brazilian community with a Carnival Event,festival,parade. Montreal Carnival vibration creates its own costumes and united all communities that showcase carnival culture. This organization started fusions with other associations as 2012 and started to organize events and festivals in 2013. Carnival vibration`s isn’t like most carnivals that celebrate before Christian Lent, instead takes place in June,July,August during the Canadian summer. Christian Lent happens to occur during the coldest part of the Canadian Winter making it extremely difficult to be outside in subzero weather celebrating carnival, let alone put celebrating in carnival costumes that exposes a lot of skin.Carnival vibration is about embracing Canada and Quebec's Caribbean Latino,Brazilian communities and celebrating their vibrant artistic culture and heritage away from their home and make you discover.
Montreal Carnival vibration doesn’t base its celebration on just one Caribbean culture instead it unifies all the Caribbean cultures together from coast to coast. The Carnival Parade features groups representing all the different countries in the Caribbean.
the carnival is a very large Caribbean carnival celebration with over 500,000 to 2 million resellers coming out to celebrate this culture. The streets are full of beautiful costumes, steel pan performances and vibrant personalities which take part in the procession. Montreal Carnival vibration is about honoring Canada and Quebec's Caribbean and Latino ,Brazilian communities and their ancestors who were slaves. Montreal Carnival vibration is a supporter of Afro LGBTQ lives and fights for equality.
Montreal Carnival vibration is rooted in slavery because back in colonial days in Trinidad and Tobago when French Colonial masters held private parties and masquerade balls prior to Lent the Slaves would mimic their masters at their own parties and this tradition continued long after emancipation and eventually morphed into Trinidad’s famed carnival.Before Trinidad started to have feather costumes it was popular with costumes that symbolize the ancient empires like the Romans,Greeks,Egyptian and Babylon.The citizens of Port of Spain would host the largest carnival in the Caribbean , People would mascaraed as animals and sailors,prisoners,tribes,american native, the feather costumes where not introduced till 1959. And we cant forget Brazil when the Portuguese settle in and colonized the country and captured Africans an slaving them in cotton and corn fields eventually morphed into Rio de Janeiro carnival that became the world largest carnival famous for its street parties ,costume and masquerade balls. To the beat of Samba the sounds of percussion took the streets and each district would have there own anthem and samba schools. It take a whole year to prepare for this parade.
Montreal Carnival vibration is an opportunity to recognize the various cultures which contribute to the multi-faceted and multi-cultural nature of Canada and Quebec`s. The Caribbean ,Latino,Brazilian Cultural events our important because it is a way of proudly showcasing culture and diversity as well as educating the public and brings joy to people that discover this event and because a memorable experience.
What is a mas band? Mas Bands are known as the heart and soul of this carnival parade. They are large organisations of people who will all buy a costume from the same designer and parade together. Mas is short for masquerade.
Every year the leaders of the mas bands will select a theme and then design all their costumes, floats and music around this theme. The costumes are such intricate pieces of work that they take all year to construct.
Mas Bands are always followed by trucks that carry DJ’s or sound systems follow the groups pumping out the soca or calypso music for the mas bands to dance to.
Mas Band and steel pan and costumes Competitions take place every time theirs a carnival event forcing all the bands to renew there projects and art work.
The Carnival Parade
The Carnival Parade is also a competition between the mas bands that perform in the parade. The mas bands are also competing against each other for the honor of winning the title of best mas band and cash prizes.
Each mas band requires a minimum of 30 people in costumes. The costumes seen in the Carnival Parade show a lot of skin and feature bright colors. They also have intricate design features with feathers, beading sequins and more. Most costumes also feature exotic headdresses.
Some participants wear traditional costumes that represent the era their ancestors were enslaved in as a form of activism, to call attention to their Caribbean heritage.
A carnival parade is consider as a street parade the difference is a regular parade goes from a to z and can last a 1 hour to 3 depending how many groups are in the parade but a carnival parade can zig zag true streets or go from a to z and can take 8 hours or more even if they is a few groupscarnival Junior Parade
Why should adults have all the fun? There is also a Junior Parade for the kids aged 2-16 that is held a week before the main parade. It is a colorful procession and is all about getting the next generation excited and involved in their Caribbean ,Latino,Brazilian culture. heritage and culture.
There are also many Carinival Parties that happen during Carnival week festivities a including l J’Ouvert. J’Ouvert which is a street or in a field or outdoor venue party that occurs 10pm an sunris 9am.
J’Ouvert which means sunrise in French is a tradition that began in Trinidad and Tobago and sees everyone gather together at 6am to start partying together surrounded by Steelpan bands getting the party going.
Parade After Parties or festival
There is also the various parties or a festival showcases which features live Caribbean ,Latino,Brazilian music all day with lots of different musicians and bands performing.
However, once the parade is finished the party kicks into high gear! It turns into a wild and fun open-air party that everyone is welcome to attend. It’s a wild celebration where everyone lets loose and dances the night away! Live djs and artists take the stage and the crowd goes wild. Parties can also be done in private venues,hotels or park`s or in a field or on the main streets of the city.
We are sorry to announce that Caribana in Toronto will be cancelled because of COVID-19
Nous sommes désolés d'annoncer que Caribana à Toronto sera annulé à cause du COVID-19
We are sorry to announce that Carifiesta and pride in Montreal will be cancelled because of COVID-19
Nous sommes désolés d'annoncer que Carifiesta et la fierté à Montreal sera annulé à cause du COVID-19
We are sorry to announce that Carivibe in Ottawal will be cancelled because of COVID-19
Nous sommes désolés d'annoncer que Carivibe à Ottawa sera annulé à cause du COVID-19