Tobago Carnival

Shurwayne Winchester performs for a packed crowd at Bago Jam on Saturday, the official launch of the Tobago Carnival, at Shaw Park Cultural Complex carpark.

IF Bago Jam is a precursor to the inaugural Tobago carnival, then Tobago is in for an unforgettable time.

A massive crowd, young and mature, flocked to Shaw Park carpark on Saturday for the official launch of Tobago carnival, scheduled for October 28-30.

Traditional carnival characters such as moko jumbies, jab jab, gorillas and baby dolls greeted patrons, who began arriving well before gates opened at 5pm.

The cast gave the crowd enough of a taste to leave soca lovers wanting more.

Former soca monarch Tobago’s Shurwayne Winchester, who is blowing up the airwaves with his latest song To Be Gonian, on the Scarborough riddim, had the crowd eager to time-travel seven weeks forward to experience the festival.

Other performers included Tobago’s Adana Roberts, who is also on the Scarborough riddim alongside Zan.

She posted a clip of her performance on Twitter on Sunday and said: “Was such a beautiful experience seeing my fellow Tobagonians totally immersed in the spirit of carnival. The launch was nothing short of amazing. Cannot wait to meet y’all in the events and on the road come October. Tobago carnival 2022 will be one for the books.

Other performers included Iwer George, Kees, Farmer Nappy and Kernal Roberts.

Article Courtesy Newsday

Adana performs at Bag Jam