West Indian American Day Parade, J’Ouvert Festival Celebrate Caribbean Culture

West Indian American Day Parade, J’Ouvert Festival Celebrate Caribbean Culture


AVENUE. . A BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOOD CAME ALIVE TODAY WITH A FESTIVE CELEBRATION OF CARIBBEAN CULTURE. CBS’S 2 TAMARA JAKEWAY AT THE PARADE. IT FEELS GREAT TO BE HERE. Reporter: WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT? I’M EXCITED TO BE IN THE PARADE. Reporter: FOR 9-YEAR-OLD — TODAY’S PARADE MARKS HER FIRST EVER TRIP TO THE BIG CITY. THAT’S BEAUTIFUL. LIKE AT NIGHT, LIKE THE LIGHTING UP. Reporter: EASTERN PARKWAY LIT UP WELL BEFORE DAYBREAK WITH BRIGHT ENSEMBLES AS FAR AS THE EYE COULD SEE. WE WANTED TO BE COLOR FULL AND STAND OUT. Reporter: FEATHERS WAVED, MASKS AND HEAD DRESSES ON DISPLAY AS AN ESTIMATED 2 MILLION PEOPLE CAME OUT. SEVERAL THOUSAND MEN IN BLUE SOED GUARD AS A SEA OF VIBRANT COLORS DANCED BY. OUTFITS MEANT FOR SELF EXPRESSION WORN BY WOMEN. I DIDN’T WANT TO GIVE IT UP. IT’S VERY COMFORTABLE. Reporter: AND MEN. I’M A MASQUERADER. EXACTLY. IT’S KIND OF — Reporter: CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL TAKES PLACE IN THE WINTER BUT THIS IS NEW YORK’S VERSION. WE’RE CARIBBEAN PEOPLE. WE LOVE TO DANCE, WE LOVE TO PARTY. WE’RE FULL OF AVOID. Reporter: SEVERAL DOWNPOURS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE THEME OF THIS OUTFIT IS UNDER THE SEA. THAT’S WHY YOU HAVE THE BLUE, THE GOLD, THE MERMAID LOOK, THE HAIR AND EVERYTHING. IT WORKS OUT JUST PERFECTLY TODAY FOR ME. JUST THE RIGHT TIME THE RAIN STOPPED AND THE SKY OPENED UP. MOST COLORFUL PART OF THE

4 thoughts on “West Indian American Day Parade, J’Ouvert Festival Celebrate Caribbean Culture

  1. One thing I always hated about black people from the Caribbeans is that they think they're better than the black American. Don't forget it was the Black American who paved the way for you to come here.

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