As many of us are still suffering from the financial crisis caused by the health situation around the world, there is also still a large group of people that clearly understand how important it is to partake in stress relieving activities. One of these activities being the annual celebration of carnival in Rotterdam and all across the world. This group of carnival loving people (who are not easily intimated) unfortunately had yet another big pill the swallow as we’ve recently received word from the Rotterdam Summer Carnival Foundation that this year’s traditional Rotterdam carnival celebration will not take place as it has been pushed back to 2022 due to too many complications and uncertainties. Even though we belong to the group of "the not easily intimated" people, we understand their decision as we all have to face reality.
The organization of Rotterdam Unlimited and Summer Carnival has decided to cancel the 2020 edition. The organization had previously announced that the five-day event in connection with the many roadworks, this year would be modestly realized, with the focus on the 35th edition of the Summer Carnival Street Parade. It now appears that this crowd puller cannot go ahead, so the entire event will be canceled this year.
This year’s theme for Rotterdam Carnival events is “The Revelation of Angels and Jab Jab”. The theme is based on the Chinese Philosophy of Yin and Yang and is inspired by a combination of the modern day Caribbean carnival aspects as well as the more traditional Jab Molassie culture better known in Grenada as Jab Jab.
The principle of Yin and Yang is that all things exist as contradictory yet inseparable opposites, for example, female-male, dark-light and old-young. The idea behind this year’s theme is to inspire people to look at the “GOOD”
First off we would like to wish everybody an abundance of blessings in love, health and prosperity for the year 2020! Last year we revealed the revelation between Angels & Jab Jab. We’ve learned that no matter how different we might think we are amongst each other, we all bleed the same color as we are all one, one human race. Zomercarnaval 2019 made it clear that we must start to behave in such matter and start uniting as one to build a better future for ourselves and our generations to come.
Catch Awókey Ent. on the road in 2019!
The urge to promote soca music on the road had been flowing true our veins for many years. A few years ago we had an opportunity to deliver DJ services for a Carnival group called La Diferencia. This unprecedented collaboration resulted in the group wining 1 place for Best Animator of Rotterdam Summer Carnival in 2016 thanks to our very own "waistline technician" DJ Jizza.