J'ouvert... with Ms. Alison Hinds Soca Queen


J'ouvert which is pronounced 'juuvay', is a large street party during Carnival celebrated on many Caribbean islands. J'ouvert is a contraction of the French jour ouvert, or day open (morning).
The celebration involves calypso/soca bands or Djs and their followers dancing through the streets smearing paint, mud or oil on their bodies. The festival starts well before dawn and peaks a few hours after sunrise.

This year for Trinidad Carnival 2010, we played with the jouvert band Insomniacs and had the pleasure of jumping with Allison Hinds... Soca Queen (red locks below) and watching her notorious bumpa.

She also preformed on the truck, blessing us with her infectious voice.

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  1. Jouvert was mas! Insomniacs did not disappoint. Alison looked like she had a ball on the road and did not perform on the truck until the end. Kes and KMZ was also in the band and looked like they were having a ball themselves. We had fun jumping up with them last year too!