Deja Kids Carnival Group 2019
Dancing and colorful
Ricky Felix was known as the leader of ‘Deja-Vu’ band and the Carnival group ‘Deja Mania’ and children’s Carnival group ‘Deja Kids’. After some time the band and concept was revamped ; in 2011 the band and group participated under a new name ‘Xc-lanz’ band and ‘Xc-lanz Carnival Group’ for the Grand Parades. The children’s Carnival group maintained its former name of ‘Deja Kids’ and they celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2014, during Aruba’s 60th Carnival Celebration. Now the musical band by Ricky Felix goes by the name of S.T.E.A.M. (see page for S.T.E.A.M.)
Ricky’s aim for his Carnival group is to present an attractive costume design at an attractive price to maximize the participation of as many interested Carnival dancers as possible. Costumes are beautiful, but not expensive, the accent is on beauty while cutting down on luxury expenses. The group covers part of the general costs by looking for sponsors. The a highest head of expenditure remains that of sound system equipment and service rentals.
“ The rental price of sound-equipment deserves to be looked into in the near future, because it has grown out of hand and is an obstacle to many a group”.
15 years of Deja Kids
Mrs. Gladys Felix was was born in the Dominican Republic on the 10th of January, 1933.
For Carnival 2018 the magazine Bacchanal was approached by Ricky Felix; leader of Deja Kids Carnival Group. Ricky wanted to do something special for his mother mrs. Gladys Felix. Ricky told Bacchanal more about Deja Kids. It was mrs. Gladys who in fact has founded the children’s group since 2005 helped by other family members and friends. Mrs. Gladys’ son Ricky with his musical band, be it under different names through the years, has always played for Deja Kids during the parades.
For Carnival 65 in 2019 while working on this online platform Bacchanal contacted Ricky and together they picked up the idea to honor his mother for their work celebrating 15 years of Deja Kids Carnival Group by presenting a slide show. The photos in the slideshow will show Deja Kids Carnival Group’s theme and costumes of each year since the beginning of the group.
Deja Kids Carnival Groups celebrating their 3rd lustrum participated with Aruba’s Carnival 65 in 2019 by the theme of ‘Fantasia di Dori’ ( Frog’s Fantasy).
During the Children’s Parade of 2019 in San Nicolas Ricky shares with Bacchanal that Deja Kids Carnival Group has sponsored all their participating children. All their children have participated for free. Starting with the season’s first parade for the children which is the Balloon Parade in San Nicolas once again Mrs. Gladys has insisted to join the group. And once more Mrs. Gladys sat at her spot in the front on the refreshments trailer since she couldn’t join the children on foot anymore but enjoys being as close as possible to the children with her family.
Congratulations to Deja Kids Carnival Groups’ team, all the participating children with their families, Ricky Felix with his musical band and especially to Mrs. Gladys Felix.