NOT FROM GRAND CAYMAN &
WANT TO ATTEND CARNIVAL?
FRESH EVENTS | MORE FETES, MORE FUN
WHEN WE TOUCH DOWN
THE WHOLE PLACE SHELLDOWN
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS, DJ'S & MC'S FROM TRINIDAD, BARBADOS, MIAMI, TORONTO & NYC UNITE FOR A FRESH EXPERIENCE
-Welcome to Batabano 2018
WELCOME PARTY & CARNIVAL MIXER
TICKET $: $5 C.I. at the door (FREE for TFE travellers)
TIGHT IN WHITE
-WEAR SOMETHING WHITE
- STAY KOOL, I PUMPIN'
TICKET $: $15 C.I. Advance | $20 C.I. Door | $50 C.I. VIP
DRESS CODE: WEAR WHITE
TIME: 2PM - 7PM
TICKET $: $10 C.I. Advance | $15 C.I. Door
-CARNIVAL PARADE 2018
The FRESH Circle
****THIS EVENT IS DRINKS INCLUSIVE. LUNCH IS PROVIDED****
Time: Boarding 1pm | Departing 2pm
VENUE: Cayman Islands West Bay Yacht Club
COVER/TICKETS $: $40 C.I. Advance | $50 C.I. at Boat | $25 C.I. Masqueraders**
**MUST KEEP ON PARADE WRISTBAND
DRESS CODE: SWIMWEAR, FLIP FLOPS & SUNGLASSES
***THIS EVENT IS A COOLER FETE****
ABOUT FRESH CARNIVAL | WHO ARE WE
In 1983, the Batabano carnival was born out of beautiful Grand Cayman Island. Year after year, the annual celebration grows, not only in size, but in demand, leaving the Caymanian natives hungry for more; more vibes, more fun and more mas!
Olujimi La Pierre, a young entrepreneur & musician, saw an opportunity to give his island something new and 'fresh' to get excited about. Having roots in both Trinidad & Canada, Olujimi partnered with friends & family to create "FRESH Carnival" a new Batabano band with an international appeal. In 2012, the band was officially launched and the people started buzzing!
"FRESH Carnival" is proud to provide people, from all over, the opportunity to experience the Cayman Islands as the paradise it is. The "FRESH" team is always at work finding new ways to keep the celebration going from arrival to departure. When it comes to Batabano, if you play with FRESH you play with the best!
THE FRESH COMMITTEE | WHAT MAKES US FRESH
AN EXCELLENT MIX OF
TALENT, CREATIVITY &
EXPERIENCE MEET THE COMMITTEE
Olujimi La Pierre
Olujimi "Jimmeh" La Pierre, founder and band leader of Fresh Carnival, is an internationally known steel pannist, revered for his natural talent for music. Taking his brand to the next level, 'Jimmeh the Boss' is making a big name for himself, both on and off the island, as a podigy of Cayman Islands. Through his entertainment company, he executes successful party events all year round and is living up to his reputation of being a 'boss'.
Earl La Pierre Jr.
Earl La Pierre Jr. (aka. Eman) is an established industry professional and cultural ambassador. With over 25 years working as a leader in entertainment (not just event promotion, but also as an MC/Steel Pannist), Earl developed an affinity for management. Today, when he's not serenading others with his steelpan, Earl can be found managing artists, dj's, and coordinating talent/logistics for various projects across the Toronto GTA.
Kerry-Ann Wright, fondly known as Miss Kerr, is a "Jill of all Trades" (master of some). Miss Kerr spends most of her time revelling in the arts and entertainment. Specializing in Afro-Caribbean dance and steelpan, she has been influenced by carnival culture, leading her to create an innovative concept called "Build-a-Mas". Kerry-Ann's desire to enhance the way people experience carnival and her innate ability to lead and connect with people makes her an integral mix to Fresh Carnival.
Aziza La Pierre
Aziza La Pierre, the First Lady of FRESH, is a young woman on the go! Recently founding her own business, Laedy Elementz makeup services, she is quickly making a name for herself outside of the La Pierre music legacy. With a strong work-ethic and unbridled ambition, Aziza's ingenuity proves to be a valuable asset to the FRESH family. A true carnival enthusiast, Aziza is excited to combine her love of colour, culture and creativity to present her first mas section within the band.
THE FRESH CIRCLE | THE BEST OF THE BEST
WE HAVE A CIRCLE!
MEET THE FRESH CIRCLE
A leader in the entertainment industry, Dr. Jay expanded his brand into creating mas with his sister Myana in 2000. True cultural ambassadors, it's no surprise that their carnival interpretations allow them to present sold out sections year after year. Priding themselves in offering mas of quality and creativity, Dr. Jay Mas has become an innovator within the world of carnival.
Based in Toronto, Savage has designed and produced numerous Carnival costumes throughout North America and the Caribbean. It's reputation has grown rapidly over the past couple years for their quality of costumes and creative designs. They have been featured within several news articles and magazines all over the world. It's success can be contributed to one of their head designers Melinda Rickson, who has been named the youngest accomplished Carnival Costume designer and producer within Canada.
Sophia Rickson has designed and produced Carnival Costumes all her life with several top bands in both Toronto as well as Trinidad. She currently owns Devyani Costume Design and Production, and has won several international “Best National Costume” titles in elite global pageants. She is constantly designing and creating unique trends, like last year’s “Changing Monokini”. Click the link below to see more of her work.
Born into a world of mas and steelpan, Aziza has carnival flowing through her veins. After successfully executing a t-shirt section with FRESH Carnival the past 2 years, she's excited to combine her love of mas with her makeup business and introduce "Laedy Elementz Mas" to the FRESH family. A true carnival baby, Aziza is looking forward to seeing her dream come to life on the road for Batabano 2016, as she takes her craft to the next level.
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