GUYANA Carnival 2020 was on Sunday launched at the MovieTowne Parking Lot, building an excitement in patrons for what is in store next year. Given that Guyana is expecting an oil boom in 2020, the team has named the event ‘Carnivoil’.
Patrons showed much support as they came out in their numbers to get a preview of the Carnival 2020 experience. The bands for next year are themed after several oil-producing countries, including India, Dubai, Egypt and Iceland, and the costumes represent features that are unique to the individual countries.
The models showcased the costumes in full Carnival style, gyrating their bodies across the stage with the heavily beaded, rich jewels, fully feathered costumes and wings. The reception from the audience proved that the people are excited, and loved what was being showcased to them.
Speaking at the event was Minister of Cohesion Dr. George Norton, who gave his Ministry’s full endorsement of the activity. He highlighted how the Guyana Carnival opened a Tourism Avenue for Guyana, and given that next year is a big year for the country, it is anticipated that the Carnival will be bigger than previous years.
The Guyana Carnival experience grew to be one that is a major tourist attraction, and also one that many Guyanese look forward to as well. The team has already been keeping the people updated, via social media, about what awaits them for Carnival 2020.
During the costume displays, the crowd was entertained by local Soca sensations Brandon Harding, Lil Colwin, Kardiac, and more. Headlining were Patrice Roberts and Nadia Batson out of Trinidad.
The Carnival week of activities next year, will incorporate several shows in addition to the road parade.