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Batabano News

11 Mar | 2018

More Than 450 Students To Participate In Junior Batabano 2018

More than 450 students from government and private schools in the Cayman Islands are busy planning their costume presentation and dance routines for the 17th annual Junior Batabano street parade set for Saturday April 28, 2018.

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06 May | 2017

Fresh Carnival Is Batabano “Band Of The Year” 2017

The 34th annual Cayman Carnival Batabano culminated on Saturday May 6th, 2017 with Fresh Carnival taking home the coveted “Band Of The Year” title for the second year in a row. Tribal came in a close second by only 1 point.

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05 May | 2017

Hopscotch Elevates Batabano Concert With Superior Event Production

Entertainers at Batabano’s Friday night fete on Harbour Drive May 5th, 2017 will be performing on a state-of-art stage with professional sound and lighting by Cayman’s largest full service production company, Hopscotch Productions!

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Red Bay Primary Wins Junior Batabano’s “Band Of The Year”

Red Bay Primary School won the coveted “Band of the Year” award at this year’s 15th annual Junior Batabano parade, with their theme portrayal “Cockatoo”.

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Junior Batabano Celebrates 15th Anniversary

For its 15th year, Junior Batabano hits the streets of George Town on Saturday April 29, 2017, with a record-breaking participation of more than 300 children and teens.

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Overview Of Junior Batabano Events 2017

Junior Batabano is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, with the annual Street Parade and Family Fun day, Steelpan Concert, and Teen Jam.

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Batabano J’Ouvert Road Parade Returns For Second Year

With its own spin on a Caribbean carnival tradition, Cayman Carnival Batabano is hosting its second J’Ouvert road parade and breakfast fete on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

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Lone Star Returns As A Batabano Hot Spot

One of the most popular establishments along Grand Cayman’s West Bay Road, Lone Star Bar and Grill, will once again be a “Batabano Hot Spot” during the annual national carnival on Saturday May 6th, 2017.

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New Mas Band Association To Reveal 2017 Batabano Costumes

In an unprecedented show of unified support for Cayman Carnival Batabano, local Masquerade (Mas) Bands have come together and formed the first Cayman Islands Masquerade Bands Association (CIMBA), and will be holding Cayman’s first collective band launch event to showcase the costume designs of all Mas Bands that will be on the road in Batabano on May 6th, 2017.

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Batabano Costume Designer, Reba Dilbert, Discusses Her 2017 Designs

Award-winning Caymanian Batabano costume designer, Reba Dilbert, told the Cayman Compass: “My topic this year will be Cayman flora and fauna. Personally, I am tired of seeing just feathers and nothing creative behind it. My creations will be the beautiful hibiscus trees, parrots, black ‘ching chings’ with gold beaks, and iguanas.”

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Travel And Leisure Lists Batabano As A Notable Carnival In The Region

Travel and Leisure lists Cayman Carnival Batabano as a notable carnival in the region, held the first weekend in May along the legendary Seven Mile Beach.

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Reba Dilbert – Cayman’s Carnival Costume Designer

Larger-than-life and infinitely more colorful than the show-stopping costumes she creates, Reba Dilbert is Cayman’s carnival and pageant couture queen.

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Cayman Reporter: “Wave Your Hands And Jump Up!”

The carnival season is upon us in the Caribbean; music sorted, costumes finished, food marinated, drinks chilled and bodies honed. Cayman has its own Batabano in May, a time to enjoy the thumping soca sounds and party the weekend away.

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Cayman National Bank Supports The National Carnival, Batabano

Cayman National Bank (CNB) has signed on as the official sponsor of the “Blocko with Pan Beat Competition” taking place on Saturday April 29, 2017 during Junior Batabano.

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Batabano “Astonishes” In The Cayman Islands

With Thousands of Spectacular Costumes, Food, Drink and Music By Anton Anderssen, I love a parade. I also love festivals. My post-doctorate studies are in cultural anthropology; as an anthropologist, we recognize that festivals “offer a unified focus for learning about history, government, community, social interaction, traditional values, and social change” (Audrey C. Shalinsky)

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