Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Summer Carnival Rotterdam 2011 - (29 -30 July)
23 July Queen Election, 29 July Fernandes Battle of Drums, 30 July Street Parade and Live On Stage.
Summer Carnival is a yearly 3-day Caribbean Carnival in the city centre of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Summer Carnival, similar to the carnival in Rio, is a huge event where at least 900.000 visitors come from all over Europe to dance to the latin music and look at the colourful and amazing costumes and floats in the big street parade. On Saturday the big Street Parade emerges in the city centre. At night there is still a lot to see on the two live stages
Promo Summer Carnival 2009
An initially Antillean and Aruban occasion, Summer carnival has grown over the years into an event with which many cultures can identify. Nowadays Surinam, Brazil, Cape Verde and Bolivia are among the visible influences.
Website carnival http://www.zomercarnaval.nl
Video: Damaru - Suriname (Summer Carnival remix)
This will be one the carnival hits of the festival.
Damura is a singer from Suriname and he sings, "Suriname, what a beautiful/sweet country. Surinames what are your plans." The festival is also sponsored by Fernandes, a Surinamese soft drink.
The celebration of people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other is the Hindu festival Holi-Phagwa, which is also celebrated in Suriname.