Trinidad and Tobago’s 2020 Carnival experience has so far been the only traditional carnival that was executed for the year. There is now word however that the Miami Broward Carnival will take place. The event, in this its 35th year, will be hosted virtually, according to the Miami Broward Carnival Host Committee.
The virtual experience will be hosted from Thursday, October 8th- Sunday, October 11th and will, according to the committee, still welcome people from across the globe as it continues the tradition of a top-notch cultural event that celebrates Miami, the Caribbean, music, pageantry and Caribbean culture.
The event will be free to experience via www.miamicarnival.org.
“Everyone has been deeply impacted by the pandemic. Like others, we have been challenged to pivot and reimagine how we can continue to create space for our annual cultural celebration of Miami Carnival,” said Joan Justin, Chair for Miami Broward One Carnival Host committee. “While we will miss hosting attendees into the South Florida area, we are excited to share Miami Carnival with a global audience this year. We know that we will persevere through this time and continue to support our community to recover from the global crisis with which our world is faced.”
The event promises to entertain, inspire and educate, according to the Broward committee. The virtual showcase will include DJs , performances by the 2019 Junior Calypso winner, the Junior steel pan winner as well as a segment to take viewers through a story about carnival. The committee also says viewers will be able to enjoy the pageantry of the costumes and experience the sound of the steel pan.