Mahaut Festivals Committee plan to make their carnival activities ‘bigger and better’ this year
The Mahaut Festivals Committee is partnering with Five Star Production as they launch activities for Mas Mahaut 2K11, in an effort to make the event ‘bigger, better and more fun-filled’ this year.
The week of activities are expected to begin on Saturday, February 12th, 2011 with a warm up session on the Mahaut market featuring calypsonians from the Mahaut-based Calypso Tent, dubbed ‘Sa Nous Meme Tent’.
Kubuli Big Truck will roll onto the Mahaut Market on February 19th, for another warm up session from 5:00pm until.
Public Relations Officer of the Mahaut Festivals Committee, Mr Harry Sealy says the grand opening of Mahaut’s carnival activities is scheduled for Sunday, February 20th, 2011, and will begin with a street parade from the Lab to Carnival City, Rodney’s Rock.
The parade will highlight traditional carnival characters, flag-wavers, sensay groups, lapo kabwit, gangs, color, music, fun great laughter and frolic.
On Saturday, February 26th, the Calypsonians will take the stage at Rodney’s Rock for the St Paul’s Calypso King Contest.
The Mahaut Festivals Committee say they have successfully cooperated with the police in all of the activities, and so, have taken a decision to make the tourism facility at Rodney’s Rock the main venue for all their activities.
This they believe, will avoid vehicular blockage for motorists travelling along the west coast road.
On Sunday, February 27th, nine (9) beauties will be vying for the St Paul’s Princess crown. This event is being organized by DNC and MCJ Productions and is scheduled to commence form 3:00pm at Rodney’s Rock.
On Sunday, March 6th, Rodney’s Rock will be rocking with a serious Jam Session till J’ouvert with performances by a series of popular local bands. The session will start from 6:00pm.
From 4:00am on Carnival Monday, the streets of Mahaut will be blazing with music as residents take to the streets for J’ouvert under the influence of pulsating rhythm of Five Star Production Sound System.
From 9:00am on Carnival Tuesday, there will be the usual parade of costume bands within the carnival route – from the Lab to Last End Bar, followed by a massive T-Shirt band backed up by Dominica’s renowned Swinging Stars Band.
The Mahaut Festivals Committee in collaboration with Five Star Production is calling on Dominicans to support them in making their carnival a success.
Mahaut’s Carnival Tuesday T-Shirt parade will feature the renowned Swinging Stars Band.