Records and documentation of Carnivals around the world are photographed by GCC photographers who travel to carnivals or are involved with organising of carnivals in their cities. We welcome contribution from other photographers and lovers of carnival. Please click on each image to open the albums
Through the British Council we are now working with this Nigerian Carnival and also in the process of editing a documentary about 2014 event see some of the clips here
Clip 1 drumming and Mas
Clip 2 very traditional flutes, drums and dance
Clip 3 unusual caharacter
GCC covered this event and were also present accompanying Luton's Rampage Mas Band
GCC annual coverage of Europe's biggest street event and also collecting material for the NHC documentary
Another GCC international Carnival which GCC Cheif Executive is the ConsultantArtistic Director
GCC attended and also assesed for the Arts Council of Wales
GCC covered and also attended accompanying Bahama Junkanoo Commando who are on our Agency
GCC attended to support our friends up North
h the Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism Dr. Lincoln Douglas and National Security Minister Gary Griffith laid to rest all the rumours by announcing that there are no plans to cancel or postpone Carnival celebrations 2015 despite the threat of Ebola. Both men also maintained while Carnival 2015 preparations are under way, plans are in place to protect the population from Ebola by monitoring the virus on the international circuit.
Next years carnival is scheduled for February 16 and 17, 2015 and the planning continued despite the possible cancellation. Earlier on, several Carnival and cultural stakeholders met to discuss the potential impact of an Ebola outbreak, however, nothing was decided. After the announcement Douglas stated, “The goal was to hear from the various stakeholders and to give confidence to the national community. We need to be prepared. No decision has been made to postpone Carnival. We will be hearing from experts and if needs be, then we can make changes.”
Griffith added: “The issue is not banning Carnival. We have an influx of about 40,000 people coming in here. Are we going to ban people for Christmas? Are we going to ban people for Divali? It is the emphasis that is being placed on Carnival. There is no link between Carnival and Ebola.” He also said if people approached Ebola and Carnival with paranoia and hysteria then “it can turn everything else….we would have a state of emergency and people would not be able to go on the streets”.- See more at: http://www.torontolime.com/blog-torontolime/2014/11/trinidad-carnival-2015-is-confirmed/#sthash.HxqCP8Or.dpuf
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