jouvert - www.jouvert.com
Free screensaver inspired by trinidad carnival with images ranging from bacchanal, jab jab, blue devils, jouvert tuesday, jouvert morning, wining and beautiful island women from trinidad. Includes 42 images with scores of different transition effects. Screensaver images and transition effects are randomly presented so everything remains fresh.
You will never tire of this trinidad carnival screen saver. At 2 in the morning trinidad tobago, west indies time, the frenzy begins each year. Dubbed the greatest show on earth, trinidad carnival begins. During carnival monday morning and in the wee hours of the morning, the first revelers take to the streets, dancing, jumping and of course shouting.
More party-goers than not are likely under the influence of the fine local rum. But this is the exhilaration of the occasion and trinidad carnival only happens once a year. This early mas, known as jouvert, (a contraction of the french 'jour ouvert', or 'opening day'), is for the die-hard carnival player.
It is a ritual re-enacted to the accompaniment of oil, mud, pitchforks and tails (both pointed). An elemental celebration of the darker side of human life. The costumed street dance, jouvert, officially launches carnival for most islands at daybreak. On other islands, jouvert precedes mardi gras or the main celebration.
Even still, on other islands, jouvert begins the big day itself. See http://www. Jouvert. Com/ for more information on jouvert (jouvay)