Walkin' on Air
Africulture Stilt Walkers win Band of the Year 2017
Tall, very tall, they dance and prance among the clouds, sort of.
And we, the mere mortals, always look up to them in awe, sort of.
The Africulture Stilt Walkers (ASW) never fails to impress the judges of the Carnival Road Parade because,sort of, the adjudicators worship them-their height,their beauty and their how-do-they-do-that awesomeness.
So , there's no surprise again. The Africulture Stilt Walkers group, for the third year in a row, is the 2017 Band of the Year.
But note: the title of Band of the Year for 2016 is being disputed by the Thunderbirds band. In fact, the Thunderbirds protested by boycotting the 2017 parade. The issue remains unsettled.
Here are the 2017 Carnival Road Parade Winners that the Dominica Festivals Committee announced this morning.
1. Opening parade
2nd- National Youth Council
3rd - Springfield Trading
1st -National Bank of Dominica Flag Wavers- (NBD)
2nd -One Love Cheerleaders
3rd -Exclusive Dancers
2. Carnival Monday
Lapo Kabwit with the Largest Following at 4:00am - Delices Lapo Kabwit
Best Individual (Male): Ian Michael Anthony
Best J'ouvert Band- Friendship Crew
Longest Lapo Kabwit: Delices Lapo Kabwit
Largest Old Mas Group: Friendship Crew
Best J'ouvert Costumed Group: Lick it Right
Lapo with the Most Lavway -Newtown Lapo Kabwit
Special Prize Costumed Gang -Bollywood Bachanal
Best Theatrical Group - (Massacre Crew)
Best Creative Individual-Andy Carter
Best Sensay- Alyssa and Kayla Letang
Special Award - Foam Invasion - Jean Bwa
Old Mas Parade
Best Old Mas Band: Castle Bruce Neg Mawon
2nd place: Good Hope Black Devils
3rd place: Kalinago
Best Primary School -Costume Band
Band of the Year: Primary Schools :San Sauveur Primary
2nd Place: Pioneer Preparatory
3rd place: Roosevelt Douglas
Children's King of the Band: San Sauveur Primary School Children's Queen of the Band - Pioneer Preparatory School
Best Primary School -T-shirt
1st place: St. Martin Primary School
2nd place: St. Luke's Primary
3rd place: Massacre Primary School
Best Primary School Float of the Year
Float of the Year – San Sauveur Primary
2nd place: - St Mary's Primary
3rd place - Roosevelt Douglas Primary
Best Secondary School Float of the Year: Float of the Year - Castle Bruce Secondary
2nd place: - Goodwill Secondary.
3 Carnival Tuesday Parade
Adult Carnival Band Tuesday Parade
Adult Band of the Year: Afrikulture stilt Walkers - 'Dance a Heart Beat' and Experience (Domnik Ki Dou'
2nd place: Old-time Sake
Adult King of the Band - Afrikulture Stilt Walkers
Adult Queen of the Band - Afrikulture Stilt Walkers
Special Prize for the Largest Costume Band: Hysteria
Special prize for the Most Colourful Band: Mercury