MasJumbies - (2010 -  J'ouvert with a difference)

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What is J’ouvert?

J’ouvert (pronounced "Jou-vay”) is the official opening of Carnival! It takes place around 2 a.m. every Carnival Monday morning in Trinidad & Tobago and is an opening ritual enacted to the accompaniment of mud, oil, pitchforks and pointed tails in which the first revelers hit the streets jumping, dancing, and shouting – abetted, it must be admitted, by the fine local rum, but fueled more by the exhilaration of the occasion! In essence it is the celebration of the darker side of human life! This early "Mas" (a contraction of the French "jour ouvert", or "a new day"), is for the true die-hard player! Most revelers usually join sections in which hundreds of people party together!

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