Photos: Faces of the 22nd Annual Cambridge Carnival September 7th, 2014

Photos:  Faces of the 22nd Annual Cambridge Carnival September 7, 2014

Photography & Feature by Empress K  – Founder & Editor www.ReggaeReflection.com

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The Cambridge Carnival celebrated its 22nd year on Sunday, September 7th.  Thousands of attendees lined the 1.3 mile parade route to watch the Grand Parade in all its splendor of fabulous costume bands, dancers, and pulsating rhythms that represented numerous Caribbean Islands. 

“Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration rooted in African traditions. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade and an opportunity to celebrate Cambridge’s diversity, enjoy international foods, and purchase multicultural crafts from around the world!”   –  CambridgeCarnival.org

PictureShawn Jon representing D’Midas International.

The Cambridge Carnival is the last Trinidad style carnival of the summer in the Northeast region.  Other US carnivals in the Northeast precede the Cambridge carnival;  Boston & Worcester carnivals are held in August the weekend prior to the NYC West Indian Day parade on Labor Day weekend.    Many of the MAS Bands participating in the Cambridge carnival are from Boston. D’Midas International, Socaholics, and Soca Associates to name a few also compete in several of the other area Caribbean Carnivals.

A large viewing stage for judges is stationed near Kendall Square along with an international performance stage nearby for live bands, a children’s carnival, and a large array of international food and merchandise vendors at the end of the parade route.  Something for everyone in the family to enjoy on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Faces of the Cambridge Caribbean Carnival

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Cambridge Carnival Parade Route & Carnival Links

Empress K is the Founder, Primary Photo-Journalist and Editor of  www.reggaereflection.com.  Reggae Reflection has gained international recognition with quality coverage of premier reggae events in Jamaica, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Barbados, Guyana, and Nigeria as well as numerous completed photography assignments  for notable  reggae events in the New England area, NY, Alabama, and Florida region.   Festival coverage has included Groovin In the Park, Six Flags NJ Caribbean Concert Series, IRAWMA, HangOut Festival Alabama, 9Mile Festival Miami, Rebel Salute, Sunfest FLReggae in the Hills and more. 

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