For many years, Grenada has been known…
Grenada’s Spicemas Festival is the island’s premier cultural event and is Grenadian expression in all its glory, climaxing during the 2nd Monday and Tuesday in August. Brimming with pageantry and expression linked to our African, French, British and Caribbean heritage, Carnival is colourful, humorous and full of surprises. Calypsonians, steel pan orchestras, beauty contestants, ‘fancy mas’ bands and others perform and parade to compete for Carnival honors while others gather to watch, participate and enjoy. Many take on disguises in the costumes of ‘Shortknee’ and ‘Jab Jab’ players.
The Shortknee tradition combines pieces of distant Grenadian history expressed through masks, dance, chants and colourful costumes. Armored with tiny mirrors to reflect enemies and ankle bells to make music, masqueraders in knee-length pants carry talc powder as they stomp through towns and villages.
Jab Jab revelers paint their bodies black, put red helmets with make-believe horns on their heads, and march in energetic groups. Originating with African and European rituals, Jab Jab has evolved as an integral part of contemporary Spice Mas, establishing a unique rhythmic chant to Carnival. All this and more, can be part of your Spice Experience.
For the complete calendar of events and other information, visit the offical Spicemas Festival website or contact us via the details below.
Contact InformationLocation : Grenada
Tel : 473 440 0621
Web : www.spicemasgrenada.com