The Carnival Development Corporation (CDC) will enjoy the benefit of having the Vincymas brand prominently highlighted at the Baltimore / Maryland One Caribbean Carnival.
This Virtual showcase of Caribbean culture features recordings of (virtual) concerts of the carnivals from across the Caribbean.
A one-hour segment is accorded St. Vincent and the Grenadines and is scheduled for airing on Sunday 12th July at 4:00 pm. This can be viewed on the Baltimore One Caribbean Carnival Instagram and Facebook pages.
The local recording, which was done on Saturday 04th July, featured Saeed Bowman on pan, Reigning Calypso Monarch Shaunelle Mc Kenzie, 2019 Soca Monarch winner Magikal, Ragga Soca Monarch Hance John, Parang and Road March King Luta, and LPank, Sita and Fyah Empress. Costumes displayed were provided by Oxygen Mas Band. The MC was Candyman and the introduction to the event was done by CDC’s Marketing and Development Officer Esworth ‘Ezzie’ Roberts. Videos promoting St. Vincent & The Grenadines were also included in the final product.
Ten Times Soca Monarch winner Fireman Hooper was scheduled to appear at the event, but he was involved in vehicular accident on Friday 03rd July.
The Baltimore / Washington One Virtual Carnival is scheduled for July 11th and 12th 2020, starting at 12:00 pm and ending at 6:00 pm.
Baltimore celebrates 39 years showcasing the Caribbean Culture of Carnival. Mayor of Baltimore City Bernard ‘Jack’ Young is expected to deliver an address at the opening session along with Dr. Elaine Simon, President Baltimore / Washington One Carnival, and Loughton Sargeant Executive Director DC Caribbean Carnival.
Elaine Simon, president of the Baltimore / Maryland One Caribbean Carnival, said in an interview, “We thank St. Vincent and the Grenadines for partnering with us for this momentous experience to showcase our Carnival Virtually. On behalf of our executive members, Band Leaders, Masqueraders, DJs, Shortmus Productions and the Community, we express gratitude and we welcome you.”
In response, Esworth Ezzie’ Roberts said, “We have embraced this opportunity to market Vincymas 2021 via this means which allows for the viewing by persons not just in Baltimore but by people around the world.”
He continued, “We will like to express much thanks to Vincentian Mr. Kenly “Shortmus” John of Shortmus Productions and President of the Baltimore / Washington One Caribbean Carnival, Dr. Elaine Smith for giving us this opportunity to showcase Vincymas in this way.”