Vincymas Brand to be featured in Baltimore /  Maryland One Virtual Caribbean Carnival
Press Release
July 10, 2020

Vincymas Brand to be featured in Baltimore / Maryland One Virtual Caribbean Carnival

The Vincymas brand will be prominently highlighted at the Baltimore / Maryland One Virtual Caribbean Carnival this weekend.

This virtual showcase of Caribbean culture would see participation from Caribbean countries where they would provide recordings of virtual concerts of their carnival. There would be a one-hour showcase for the Vincy segment which is scheduled to take place this Sunday, July 12 at 4:00 pm. This can be viewed on the Baltimore One Caribbean Carnival Instagram and Facebook pages.

The local recording, which was done on Saturday, July 4, featured Saeed Bowman on pan; Reigning Calypso Monarch Shaunelle Mc Kenzie; 2019 Soca Monarch winner, Magikal; Ragga Soca Monarch Hance John; Parang and Roadmarch King, Luta; LPank, Sita and Fyah Empress.

Costumes displayed were provided by Oxygen Mas Band. The MC was Candyman and the introduction to the event was done by Marketing and Development Officer, Esworth “Ezzie” Roberts. Ten Times Soca Monarch winner, Fireman Hooper was scheduled to appear at the event, but he was involved in vehicular accident on Friday, July 3. Videos promoting St Vincent and the Grenadines were also included in the final product.

The Baltimore / Washington One Virtual Caribbean Carnival is scheduled for July 11 and 12, 2020, starting at 12:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm each day.

Baltimore celebrates 39 years showcasing the Caribbean Culture of “Carnival “. Mayor of Baltimore City Bernard “Jack” Young is expected to deliver an address at the opening session along with Dr Elaine Simon, President Baltimore / Washington One Carnival, and Loughton Sargeant Executive Director DC Caribbean Carnival.

Elaine Simon, president of the Baltimore / Maryland One Caribbean Carnival, said in an interview “We thank St Vincent and the Grenadines for partnering with us for this momentous experience to showcase our Carnival Virtually. On behalf of our executive members, Band Leaders, Masqueraders, DJs, Shortmus Productions and the Community, we express gratitude and we welcome you.”

In response, Marketing & Development Officer of the Carnival Development Corporation, Esworth “Ezzie” Roberts said, “We have embraced this opportunity to market Vincy mas 2021 via this means which allows for the viewing by persons not just in Baltimore but by people around the world.”

He continued, “We will like to express much thanks to Vincentian, Mr Kenley ‘Shortmus’ John of Shortmus Productions and President of the Baltimore / Washington One Caribbean Carnival, Dr Elaine Smith for giving us this opportunity to showcase Vincymas in this way.”