Dushi Carnival Group 2020
In 2009 –The 55th Aruba Carnival- , the brothers Aldrick and Hilward Croes (r.i.p.) amongst other family members and friends founded the ‘Dushi Carnival Group’ born out of the musical band of ‘Dushi Band’ which was owned by Hildward himself. This group had its own style especially in the music animation by their first houseband ‘Dushi Band’.
The band introduced the Soca Trance music, which allows for rhythmical, joyful relaxation dancing on the go in the parades. This slow beat rhythm has become very popular, mainly amongst the youth. This is also one of the reasons why the ‘Dushi Carnival Group’ has always been sold out for the Torch Parade, which yearly initiates the Carnival season. The ‘Dushi Band’ music combined with the group’s design and creativity of the costumes have, in a short time, created a widelyspread outstanding reputation for ‘Dushi Carnival Group’. A compelling group for many Carnival lovers. Apparently ‘Dushi Band’s’ Soca Trance in Carnival is being applauded even in Carnival front-runner Trinidad & Tobago.
Aldrick Croes thinks that Carnival Groups should come together and put their thinking caps on to find ways to raise funds for support to the groups and ways to cut costs: ‘United we stand, divided we fall’. ‘Dushi Band’ after Hildward Croes has passed away has been passed over to Michael Lampe and goes now by the name of ‘Madness Band’ and so continuing the tradition as houseband of the group.
The theme for the grand parades of Aruba’s Carnival in 2020 of ‘Dushi Carnival Group’ is ‘Secrets of the Savanah’. For Carnival 2020 the group announced their new musical band of ‘Upgrade Music’.