For those who don’t know, I’m Canadian born and West Indian raised. I grew up going to Caribana every year before I could even walk. So, when I interviewed soca legend, Machel Montano, a few years ago he introduced me to Hollywood Carnival and I fell in love. Carnival in Hollywood is the one time a year where Caribbean culture is celebrated with the music, costumes and food. The main purpose of Hollywood Carnival is to unite cultures through entertainment and activity. Their annual series of functions are geared towards uplifting the local communities while providing a quality experience.
This is my fourth year going and it’s always an amazing and different experience every year I go. I was with Mirage Mas band this year (they are the ones who ake the costumes).
If you want to experience carnival, there are 50 plus carnivals worldwide for you to check out (Toronto, NYC, Miami, London, Trinidad, Jamacia and the list goes on). I definitely recommend experiencing carnival at least once in your life.