Carnival with a cause

uwibandlaunchA record 16 bands will be on the road for Kaduwival this year.

The final event on the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill carnival calendar, will be held on March 23, starting on the Spring Garden Highway, and will end with an after-party on the campus.

Last year, 13 bands participated in the jump-up, which attracted thousands of revellers.

At last night’s launch, National Affairs Committee chairman Ziggy Marshall said the carnival provided students with entrepreneurial opportunities in terms of creation and management of bands. Many of the bands are helmed by current students of the school as well as halls of residence.

Giving back to the community will also be a part of the celebrations, the NAC chair added.

“We will be looking to donate some track and field equipment to some schools and we plan to adopt a community and see where best we can help the community.

“We started outreach at Nightengale Children’s Home and we will be returning later in the month to make some donations to them with regards to the things they would have highlighted to us that they lacked like books and what’s not,” Marshall added.

Under the theme Differentology, the carnival calendar will have eight events. It will start on March 17 with the UWI Splash wet fete. Other activities include a fashion and car shows, sports day, calypso competitions and jouvert. (LW)

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