Carnival Parade in Nuremburg
Led by the traditional Carnival character, the whip-cracking Jab Molassie, Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Caravan Carnival Parade attracted thousands of fans and onlookers in Nuremburg, mere hours before the much anticipated face-off between the Soca Warriors and England on June 15, 2006.
Carnival costumes – including costumes designed by Roslyn Gabriel and Brian MacFarlane - a Pan-Round-The-Neck steelband, Tassa Drummers and chanting Blue Devils trailing behind also formed part of the parade, which was routed throughout the downtown district in Nuremburg.
Onlookers were mainly comprised of fans from Brazil, Mexico, Spain, England and Germany who gathered in the city to lend support to their respective teams. Many were particularly astonished by the dancing skills displayed by the lofty Moko Jumbies.
“Added to the recognition gained by our Soca Warriors on the day of their widely anticipated match, we were truly able to maximize this opportunity to gain exposure, on a world stage, for the other significant attributes of Trinidad and Tobago, particularly our culture, our Carnival, our music and the spirit of our people,” commented Dr. James Hepple, President and Director of Tourism, Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC).
On Saturday, June 17, the Soca Caravan Carnival Parade moved to the city of Kaiserslautern, where the Soca Warriors will play against Paraguay on June 20. On the day of the game, onlookers and supporters will be able to view the parade before and after the game in the city’s downtown district.
For more updates about activities in Germany, surrounding the Soca Warriors, log on to www.socawarriorstt.com for regular video updates.
Monday, June 19, 2006