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On Saturday August 18, Ottawa east will come alive with the sights, sounds and tastes of the Caribbean as the community hosts the Carivibe parade and block party.
Carivibe is a spectacular parade of vibrant masqueraders donning eye-catching beaded, feathered, sequined and colourful costumes, while dancing to pulsating Caribbean rhythms down St. Joseph Blvd. in Orleans. This is in celebration of carnival, an annual festival that is celebrated in most Caribbean and Latin American countries, with Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago being the largest and most popular. At the core of this celebration is an expressive art form that displays Caribbean culture and heritage inspired by the history, traditions, culture and livelihood of the people. On the surface it is an ebullient celebration, where one can temporarily abandon the cares of daily life, let go of all inhibitions and engage all senses in the spirit of fun.
As is the nature of Caribbean people, this festival is wholly inclusive, encouraging everyone to participate in this Caribbean experience. If you are interested in experiencing the Caribbean in Ottawa, an attractive package which includes a costume made in the Caribbean, breakfast, lunch, snacks, free entrance to the Carivibe block party and guaranteed excitement awaits you. Sign up today! Join Chalè Entertainment`s Tropical Fyah for Carivibe 2012. Deadline to register is July 31, available online at www.chaleentertainment.com
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