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Carnival Conversations: Japan 2023

Our cousin Askia attended the carnival in Japan recently and here’s his hot take!

What country do you represent?


Where are you based?

New York

What you know about this Soka Tribe life? 😉 (i.e. what is your affiliation, how long, how did it start)

My cousin is the owner so I’ve been around since the beginning. So I saw the passion she had for Soka Tribe and knew she would do all she could to make it great. MISSON ACCOMPLISHED!!!

What brought you to this particular carnival?

Covid “DONE” (or relaxed), time to party.

Have you played mas before? When and where?

Yes. 2015, 2019 and 2023.

What carnivals would you rinse and repeat?


What do you wish you knew about this carnival before going?

More sunblock. Costume tan lines were crazy, lol

What would you say makes this carnival different from others?

I haven’t experienced many carnivals but what I do love the most is how so many people can come together for the experience and to have fun. All love and good vibes.

Soca Artist that you would want to fete with?

Machel Montano

Anything else the Soka Tribe should know about you?

That I’m ready to experience Carnival all over the world. To see how a part of our culture has brought joy to many different types of people. So where we going next Soka Tribe?????

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