Atlanta Junkanoo Brings the National Sound of the Bahamas to Atlanta
Atlanta Junkanoo Launches 2018 Carnival Costumes
On March 10th, The Atlanta Junkanoo Group showcased their 2018 costume offerings to the community at ‘The Space at Grant Park’. The event was the perfect marriage of the traditional junkanoo band with the carnival costumes brought a special flair to the very memorable experience. Junkanoo is described as a celebration of life and culture. This was very evident through the joyous energy and celebratory atmosphere throughout the evening.
This year’s theme is entitled Flight to Paradise and is an ode to all the beautiful birds on the islands. Costume sections include:
- ‘Parrot Bay‘ which is inspired by one of the world’s most beautiful and visually striking birds; The Bahama’ Parrot
- ‘Flamingo Garden’ which draws inspiration from one of the most breathtakingly elegant birds
The Atlanta Junkanoo Group is a community based non-profit organization founded in 2015 by ‘Bahamians’ residing in Atlanta who are passionate about participating in and sharing the beauty of Bahamian culture through Junkanoo.* This is the third year that the band will be on the road with Atlanta Dekalb Carnival. You can secure your package with this band for $50. Costumes became available for purchase on March 3rd. To purchase your costume, a 50% deposit will be due no later than March 24th
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Photography by: Walter Drayton Photography
MISSION: To elevate the brand of Caribbean culture in the fields of MUSIC, BUSINESS and the ARTS by celebrating the work of cultural ambassadors while advocating for upcoming Caribbean talent1.