Good Hope Black Devils as black as tar; Afrikulture Stilt Walkers as tall coconut trees; frightening

Colihaut Ban Mauve beating their tails on the pavement, making noises that sting; queen contestants so

beautiful Cleopatra of ancient Egypt would cry with envy; lapeau kabwit bands making music from old

non-musical instruments that somehow causes everyone to jump and wave. That, essentially was the

official opening of Carnival held on the streets of Roseau on Saturday afternoon. And, oh, we forgot-

there were thousands of spectators who lined both sides of the streets from the Portersville Savanah to

the Dame Eugenia Boulevard. De kontry nice, boy.

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