J’Ouvert in the Desert Night Glow
August 6 at 9pm to 2am
1145 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
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Join Afri-Soul MarketPlace for Arizona’s 2021 Caribbean J’Ouvert party!
It’s a colorful event where paint, water & powder meet to provide a great experience.
J’Ouvert, or Jouvay (pronounced “Jou-vay”), the word comes from the French phrase “jour ouvert,” which means daybreak or morning. In traditional Caribbean cultures, the parade and festivities commence early in the morning — sometimes 3 a.m.
However due to the Arizona heat, this J’Ouvert party will begin at a much more manageable time to avoid the hot sun and Afri-Soul MarketPlace will only be hosting a party, no parade.
J’ouvert holds historical importance to the culture of the enslaved African people of the Caribbean. The celebration marks the emancipation from slavery.
Bring your flags that represent your Caribbean heritage or purchase them on site. Get ready for a great time!
Soca, Dancehall and Afrobeats sounds will be provided by DJ Skoolboi, DJ Dark Vader and DJ Ziah!!
* PLEASE NOTE, YOU WILL GET WET AND DIRTY: WATER, PAINT & POWDER WILL BE THROWN FROM EVERY DIRECTION SO MAKE SURE YOUR HAIR IS COVERED AND YOUR CLOTHES ARE ABLE TO BE STAINED*
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Event subject to change without notice.