Royal Carnival Group 2019
Kevin James owner of the ‘N.B.O.’ musical band and founded his own group by the name of ‘Royal Carnival Group’. A relatively ‘young’ group with a strong inclination towards luxury. Already with their first participation in 2011 the group won the highest nomination of the ‘Carnival Group of the Year 2011’ and retaining this title in 2012.
The group didn’t qualify for this much desired nomination in 2013 though but they are always determined to show their best and going for highest title in Carnival. Kevin states that much more attention should be invested in the Children’s Carnival Groups. In Kevin’s opinion the children are our future (‘Nos Futuro’) in Carnival and likewise the youth should also be more involved in our celebration. In general the youth isn’t that much interested in participating with the children’s parades considering that they have outgrown that phase. Then there is a participation gap caused by the rules that doesn’t allow participation to the youth age category in the Grand Parades, alongside with adults.
A ‘Carnival Youth Parade’ might be a solution to bridge this participation age gap between the Children’s- and Grand Parade. Another way might be that Carnival groups organize their own youth sections within the Grand Parade with specific rules and regulations for the youth. To Kevin Carnival in Aruba is very important and he’s convinced that Carnival should be integrated in curricula at school in subject-matters like history, culture and art.
‘Royal Carnival Group’ for Carnival 65 in 2019 has participated by the theme of ‘Dreams and Illusions’.
Related musical band
Rodney Kamperveen is leader of the Carnival section ‘Alba’. ‘Alba’ refers to ‘alborada’ and is spanish for dawn which is the first appearance of light in the sky before the sunrise.
From left to right on the photo are Rodney Kamperveen, Rosa Tromp, Jessica Abath, Cetty Bijlhout, Tina Croes, Nancy Djoehari, Natasha Felix and Furchel Moastro.
Design by: Rodney Kamperveen
Welding by: Errol Brown
Decorations by: Furchel Moastro, Cetty Bijlhout, Rosa Tromp and Rodney Kamperveen
Tailors: Denny Reyes and Janeth Garcia
Theme: ‘Dreams and Illusions’
Members of this sections carry their individual bodypieces with their own titles that are all based on the groups theme which is ‘Dreams and Illusions’.
Kathy Faro with ‘Magic’, Jean Carlo Flanegin with ‘Sunrise’, Levi van den Berg with ‘Yemaja, Queen of the Sea’, Stewart Djemani with ‘Oberon, King of Fairy Tales’, Gillian Gil ‘The power of healing and purification’, Osmar Helder with ‘Good and Bad Dreams’, Jade Padron with ‘Aine, Queen of Fairy Tales’ and James Hallman with ‘The Essence of life’.