Saturday, January 20, 2007

Pictures from the Calabar Carnival

One picture from the 2006 Calabar Carnival, courtesy of Nigerian Insider dot com. Click this link to see the tweleve other pictures loaded on the page. I would love to be part of the 2007 carnival, if there will be one after Duke leaves office. Meanwhile some clerics have seriously condemned the carnival, saying it has "evil connotations.

1 comment:

April said...

Beautiful pictures. If the carnival is discontinued after DD's exit, you're more than welcome to take part in the Trinidad & Tobago carnival (which should be around February or March 2008)!

The T&T high commissioner to Nigeria was very instrumental in assisting DD with the setting up of the Calabar Carnival. In fact, he donated a full steel band to Cross River State. And DD and his wife observed the T&T carnival in February 2005 before the inaugural carnival in Calabar the following December.

DD has done well to maintain it (although 2006 was only the second one). Meanwhile, the clerics are talking rubbish. The carnival was started in T&T by slaves who were celebrating emancipation - absolutely no evil connotations there.

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