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Atlanta Carnival 2024: a “celebration of Caribbean unity”

  • June 5, 2024
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The streets of Atlanta came alive this past weekend as the city hosted its most successful Caribbean Carnival yet, marking 2024 as the year of the “Unique Caribbean Carnival.”

Thousands of participants from diverse backgrounds came together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage, music and traditions of the Caribbean.

The event, which took place May 24-27, was a superb display of unity and community spirit. Itl presented a dazzling parade of colorful costumes, infectious music and energetic dance and song performances that captivated the audience and brought the exuberant Caribbean culture to life in the heart of Atlanta.

The 37th edition of the annual event was produced by the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association (ACCBA) and featured several memorable highlights such as the Grand Parade which, despite earlier rainy conditions, proved to be a spectacle to behold. breathtaking with several masquerade groups who presented elaborate and magnificent shows. costumes made.

The Festival Village featured a wide range of Caribbean cuisine, arts and crafts vendors and provided festival-goers with an immersive experience of Caribbean culture.

Attendees and participants from all walks of life, including 2024 parade grand marshals Segun Adeyina (Georgia State House of Representatives), Donna McLeod (former state representative) and Le’Dor Milteer ( media manager), fully enjoyed the festivities and performances by famous Caribbean artists. artists, including Soca, Reggae and Dancehall stars.

Bouyon Boss, Asa Bantan highlighted Dominica’s culture as the Grand Marshal of the 2024 Parade and participated in the post-parade concert sharing the stage with Trinidad’s 2024 Road March Champion, Mical Teja, Jadel, Pumpa from USVI, Teddyson John from Saint Lucia, Tian Winter from Antigua and the legendary Burning Flames, among others.

Commenting on the success of Carnival 2024, ACCBA President Patricia Tonge Edigin said: “We are delighted with the resounding success of this year’s carnival. The turnout was incredible and the positive feedback from participants highlights the importance of celebrating our cultural diversity. We are proud to have created an event that not only entertains, but also educates and brings our community together.

The ACCBA is already planning a grand 38th Atlanta Caribbean Carnival to take place May 23-26, 2025 and will specifically celebrate Trinidad and Tobago.

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Allwitch Joly