43rd annual Carifiesta Caribbean parade, carnival heats up the streets of Montreal – Montreal

What Jab Jab band member Tesfa Peterson chose as a costume for this year’s Montreal carnival for her band, Jab Jab — a body suit and her skin painted with water soluble black paint — isn’t what she’d wear in Grenada, where she has her roots.

“It’s not really a traditional jab outfit,” she explained.  “It’s been adapted to Canada, really.

She’d be covered from head to toe in black motor oil, but she says the City of Montreal forbids them from using the oil because it’s hard to clean up from the streets. But others did.

Rhythms of the Caribbean take over downtown Montreal for annual Carifiesta Parade

Peterson’s is just one of the groups at the 43rd annual Carifiesta parade, celebrating all aspects of…

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