jumpup1Cool Man-The excitement is building as preparations are made for the annual JUMP UP Party to be held in West End on 31st May 2014. In it’s fourth year at the South Leagues Club, Davies Park, and the Jump Up Party means only one thing – big party time, Caribbean style.

Trinidadian entertainer Alvin Rostant has banded together with his fellow countrymen to give the Caribbean community of Queensland a chance to celebrate and share all things Caribbean with Australia…The culture, The food, The music, The costumes, The liming, The chippin’ and The roti and rum.

It’s amazing to think 1000’s of little islands tucked away in the Caribbean Sea have had such a profound influence on the world. Think calypso and reggae music, cajun food and jerk chicken, white and brown rum, feathers and sexy costumes, the limbo dance , and the ultimate party CARNIVAL. Sporting hero’s come to mind, Sir Viv Richards and Usain Bolt, and trail blazing merry makers Harry Belefonte, Bob Marley and Rhianna.

The Jump Up Party is all about authenticity. Caribbean people are very fussy about their food so celebrity caterers “JA Joint” of Jamaican descent and Bluesfest fame, will be manning the stoves for the hungry crowd.

The best of Caribbean rums will be available at the bar, especially shipped in for the evening. The live band, direct from Caribbean concentrates on an all inclusive repertoire, all genres for all generations with top DJ’s spinning the latest Carnival beatz.

The authenticity doesn’t end there- The Rivercity Steelband will be in attendance to delight the audience with their competition pieces, having won third place at Australia’s inaugural Steel Drum Festival 2013. Its a beautiful experience to see and hear the whole steel band play under the huge, brightly lit Fig tree. The steel drums are so unique.

The crowd can dress up or down, it’s a very relaxed affair. Authentic vintage costumes worn at Trinidad’s Carnival some 30 years ago will be on display to inspire. Carnival headpieces and feather boas are advised, but not compulsory! The Caribbean community, though small in numbers really know how to dance. Historically the dance floor is full from the very first song and more West Enders and Aussies are joining their ranks as they hear about The Jump Up Party. There’s plenty of room for chippin’ and wineing Carnival style.

Tickets include complimentary rum punch on arrival and a fork dinner. Tables can be booked. Tickets may be purchased through Moshtix.com.au or The Caribbean Arts and Entertainment Company (07) 5548 7843. On the night tickets will be available at the door (cash or EFTPOS). Free parking and easy public transport are available. Places are limited so its advisable to book early. Children are welcome in the company of an adult.

Dust off your shoes, its Carnival vibes all round…HOT HOT HOT!