Culturama 49 Contest Registration Information
The following is an announcement from the Culturama Secretariat in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding registration for Culturama 49 contests.
The Culturama Secretariat hereby informs the general public that registration is now open for the following competitions that would be held as part of Culturama 49 which would be celebrated from July 27th to August 8th, 2023.
- Ms. Culture Queen Pageant
- Ms. Culture Swimwear Contest (#ad)
- Mr. Kool Contest
- Mr. and Ms. Talented Youth Pageant
- Soca Monarch Contest
- Junior and Senior Kaiso Contests
- Emancipation J’ouvert
- Road March
- Junior and Senior Street Parades
Registration forms can be collected from the Culturama Secretariat in the Cotton Ginnery Mall, Charlestown or they can be downloaded from the Nevis Culturama Festival website, culturamanevis.com.
Completed registration forms MUST be returned to the Culturama Secretariat on or before the deadline dates stated on the registration forms or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
J’ouvert originated in 1783 in Trinidad and Tobago. At the time slavery was ongoing, so while the French were having their masquerade balls (that slaves were banned from), the enslaved staged their own mini-carnivals in their backward. J’ouvert took to the streets when emancipation occurred in 1838.
The name J’Ouvert originates from the French jour ouvert, meaning day break or morning, and signals the start of Carnival. Steel band music is the dominating sound of J’Ouvert as revelers take to the street wining and chipping their way in the early hours before the daytime West Indian Day Carnival.