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Roger Williams Park Casino

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1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907 United States
(401) 941-5640 https://rogerwilliamsparkevents.com/the-casino/

August 2021

The Legacy of J’ouvert in Carnival (Panel discussion)

August 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Roger Williams Park Casino, 1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907 United States
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J'ouvert, pronounced "jou-vay" from the French patois, is a traditional festival originating in Trinidad and Tobago but is celebrated throughout the Caribbean. Meaning "dawn" or "daybreak," J'ourvert celebrations begin in the early morning and commemorate emancipation from slavery. Historically, the festival occurs in August, but it has become associated with pre-carnival celebration over time. As part of PVDFest Ideas, Etienne Charles (Trinidad), Gabriel "David" Alexis (Trinidad), and Becky Bass (St. Croix) will discuss the legacy of J'ouvert from its Caribbean…

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