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Byron Lee's Jamaica Carnival ready for the road

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Kurt Riley promoter of Hard Wine (left) and Alex Lawson of Jamaica Carnival at Hard Wine.
Julianne Lee, president of Jamaica Carnival, and Royalty girls, were out in full swing at Hard Wine, held at the Mas Camp recently.

In anticipation of the road march for the 2018 carnival season, Byron Lee's Jamaica Carnival took to the streets last Friday with high vibe, energy and excitement.

Completely enveloping Kurt Riley's Hard Wine event at the Mas Camp, the carnival team was out in full force infusing revelry and fanfare.

Julianne Lee, president of Jamaica Carnival, said that the team wanted to engage the crowd as much as possible.

"What we set out to do was achieved. We wanted the public to know that we are back and will be back on the road from now till Carnival Sunday. We will be touching every nook and cranny of Jamaica, because this carnival is everyone's carnival. We have adopted the theme of 'Royalty' for the season and you will see that carried through even to our costumes."

Byron Lee's brainchild, Jamaican Carnival, made its official return last year on Carnival Sunday, April 23, with a rebranded, repackaged and re-energised brand.

Brand Jamaica Carnival is all about uniting everyone, regardless of race, colour or creed through the use of the universal language, music.

"Look out for the Jamaica Carnival team near you," Lee said.