Destra, Bunji, Kees lined up for Bacchanal Fridays in JA

Fresh of the heels of Carnival 2k16 here in Trinidad and Tobago, Soca party series Bacchanal Fridays is set to jump off at the Mas Camp in New Kingston, Jamaica today. 

T&T's Soca stars Destra and her Bachannal Band; Bunji Garlin, Fayann Lyons and the Asylum Band; and Kes the band are billed for this year’s events.

The party series, which carries a different theme with each staging, is expected to run for the next six weeks and will culminate with a road march. 

Current director, Michael Ammar Jr. said "The opening of Bacchanal Fridays is always eagerly anticipated by the thousands of soca and carnival lovers in Jamaica. The reputation of Bacchanal Jamaica has grown amazingly over the years and we are now attracting people from all over the globe. 

Ammar Jr. added that even "The Saucy Diva, who writes the Trini Carnival Diary, rated Bacchanal Jamaica 2015 as one of her best carnival moments outside of Trinidad. We considered this high praise and intend to make 2016 even better."

The late Earl 'Fuzzy' Franklin was Bacchanal’s costume creator for nearly two decades. He passed away in July of last year at age 68. 

In honoring him this year's theme Bacchanal Legacy- Live the Dream was made a reflection of 'quality entertainment and the contribution' he gave. 

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