C A R N I V A L 2011 GRENADA ! ! !
Carnival consists of many parts, below you will first see all the pictures then the movies of J'ouvert.... J'ouvert is held at sunrise the Monday morning of Carnival week... we took a bus at 5 AM to get the few miles north to participate. What you will see in the pictures is indescribable. Following the J'ouvert (also called Jab Jab), will be first pictures then movies of the main Carnival parade. You will enjoy this I promise. If you could only see the hundreds of other photos we have of this your head would be spinning. Truly a unique experience.... What is J'ouvert? read below
What is J’Ouvert? Where the Jab Jab Posse?
Grenada Carnival is color, music, mas, steel pan and brass, with a touch of class. It’s fun and rum, and feting all day in the hot sun. But of all the things Grenada Carnival is and can be, nothing comes close to jumping J’ouvert with the Jab Jab Posse.
Want a true taste of carnival, Grenada style? … Just find a Jab Jab band on J’ouvert morning.
Pay the Devil …Jab Jab
Jab means devil, and it is a form of masquerade played on the carnival monday morning (J’ouvert). Grenada did not invent the Jab, but there is no place on earth that you will find Jab as in a Greanda J’ouvert.
Jab is easy to play, and the costume is cheap. Then you must get black from head to toe…. Where does the black come from? Oil, charcoal or tar. More recently some posses have turned to other colors like the blue, red, green, or yellow devils who are joined with other jab jab posse bands. You are welcome to join any posse you choose or even do your own thing. You will never see anything like it except for here in Grenada…. So fun, and no worries about being intimidated by scary people, everyone is having fun… some more than others. I only put the non x-rated stuff on our website… they can really shake it here in Grenada and it is all in fun.
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On the left above is one of our cool, yet crazy (the kind of crazy we like) new cruising friends.... His name is Gus and he is on s/v Nino. Below is his cool wife Terry who is Grandma's hiking buddy. ..They are the ones who talked us into getting up before dark to witness this crazy stuff. Thank goodness they did, could not live without seeing this, it was more insance and fun than anything we have experienced. THANK YOU CAPT. TERRY AND GUS