AlphaWe Carnival Participation

Category : Carnival Band Info

Always make sure you have read and understood the Registration and Release information pertaining to participation in Carnival.

Tampa Carnival 2020 Registration info:

• Costume design will be revealed February 16th, 50% of the costume down payment will be due by February 28th with the remaining balance due when you pick up your member package

• A NON-REFUNDABLE / NON-TRANSFERABLE deposit of $60.00 is required to secure one participant’s place in the selected band section

• Space is limited and costumes are on a first come first serve basis.

• After February 28th costume manufacture orders are locked in.

• After making your costume down payment, you can no longer change section or costume pieces.

Included in fully paid registration:

• Wristband for entrance into the Park on April 25th,

• Food and beverages from the AlphaWE Band Members Area

• Alpha We 2020 Revelers T-shirt

• Swag Bag

MAKE SURE ALL PARTICIPANTS AND PARENTS (if participant is under 18) READS THE MEDIA RELEASE AND LIABILITY WAIVER INFORMATION AT TIME OF REGISTRATION for TAMPA CARNIVAL APRIL 25th 2020 HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS TAMPA CARNIVAL. WITHOUT FULL PAYMENT COSTUMES WILL BE DEFAULTED AS OF APRIL 13th, 2019 AND WILL BE PLACED BACK INTO INVENTORY (UNLESS PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE) NO EXCEPTIONS! ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE OR NON-TRANSFERABLE. ALL DEPOSITS AND SALES ARE FINAL even in the case of Natural disasters or festival cancellation by organizing body.

PAYMENT OF FEES AND MEDIA RELEASE I understand that I am responsible for the payment of my selected costume as laid out in this registration form and I am in full understanding of the terms and conditions. I also authorize AlphaWe Art and Entertainment or its agents, consignees, or accredited personnel to photograph, film, broadcast, record, videotape, a participant during the band’s performance (including all individual portrayals) and to incorporate the performance in a live or delayed broadcast, videotape, Compact Disc, DVD or any such audiovisual fixation. I give ALPHAWE ART AND ENTERTAINMENT permission to use photos, video footage, and my voice taken at Tampa Carnival and its related functions to be used for all promotional purposes (website, myspace, Facebook, magazine, flyers, posters, television, radio, Instagram, etc.) AlphaWe Art and Entertainment shall have the right to manufacture, sell distribute and otherwise utilize throughout the world via direct delivery, electronic media, Internet, or otherwise representing the said performance.

PARTICIPANT LIABILITY WAVIER AND RELEASE I HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS, ALPHAWE ART AND ENTERTAINMENT AND THEIR AGENTS AND/OR REPRESENTATIVES, FROM ANY LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING OUT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN TAMPA CARNIVAL. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I, BAND MEMBERS OR VOLUNTEERS OR THEIR GUESTS WILL NOT BE COVERED UNDER ANY OF THE SPONSOR LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR ANY INJURY INCURRED OR CAUSE AS A RESULT OF THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE ABOVE-MENTIONED EVENT/ACTIVITY BUT WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE THROUGH PERSONAL INSURANCE FOR ANY AND ALL MEDICAL EXPENSES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF INJURIES FROM THIS PARTICIPATION. I UNDERSTAND I AM COMPLETELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, AND INJURIES I, MY EMPLOYEES, MY VOLUNTEERS OR MY PARTICIPANTS MAY CAUSE TO ALPHAWE ART AND ENTERTAINMENT. & ITS ASSOCIATES, ITS MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AND ALL THIRD PARTIES (E.G.: SPECTATORS, BUYERS, ETC.) AS PART OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT INCLUDING DAMAGES OR INJURIES CAUSED BY MY EQUIPMENT, FOOD, DISPLAYS, VEHICLES, AND SUPPLIES AND INCLUDING ANY AND ALL INJURIES OF ILLNESS MY PRODUCTS MAY CAUSE. I HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE AND RELEASE ALPHAWE ART AND ENTERTAINMENT. & ITS ASSOCIATES FROM ANY AND ALL RIGHTS OR CLAIMS OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER I MAY HAVE AGAINST ALPHAWE ART AND ENTERTAINMENT. & ITS ASSOCIATES, ITS MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES ARISING OUT OF, IN CONNECTION WITH, OR RESULTING FROM THE ABOVE EVENT/ACTIVITY. IN ADDITION, BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE FORM BELOW, I AM AGREEING TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH WITHIN.


Tampa Carnival 2019

Category : Uncategorized

2019 Alpha Models

2019 was certainly a special year, this was our third year participating and 14th year attending. Some of you have been with us from the beginning so you know that Alpha We Art Culture and Entertainment started this endeavor with the intention of promoting cultural accuracy in carnival.  I took my time getting this article out because I wanted to take a good look back at what we have done the last few years as we continue our journey supporting Art and Culture here in Tampa Bay.

Carnival here in Tampa is a unique event for many reasons, the venue, parade and entire business model is different from other festivals.  It is because of its unique setup that we felt it would be the perfect festival to participate in considering what we want to achieve. I will take this moment to thank the management of Tampa Caribbean festivals because they have never hesitated to support us and have been very accommodating in supporting our efforts.

2019 Alpha Truck

It seems like everywhere you turn in this day and age, bigger and louder is always touted as better.  The problem comes about when those things get tied to bigger cost to the reveler; yet less quality in the experience and louder noise without the message.  AlphaWe had a different train of thought. We didn’t seek to fill the streets with people if we couldn’t bring out their merriment.  The loudest sound means nothing if we leave out the meaning behind the music.  Our Carnival committee took these ideals and ran with them. Trust me when I say they had to run uphill all the way.

Alpha Dancers

April 20th 2019 the story of Beau Lam Lamier continues with the fruits and the spirits of the forest depicted by our green costume designs.  The Forbidden Fruits were our female characters embodying the gifts of knowledge, healing and enlightenment we seek. The guys were the spirts protecting the path to those gifts. The Jab-Jab continues his attempt to entrap man by first learning the secrets of the forbidden then tricking those that venture into the forest into believing that these gifts are not for their benefit but their destruction if they continue.  Sometimes in life those in power tend to control the things that should be given freely. They systematically lock those things up behind lies of dire circumstances.  Only those who are strong enough to fight will see past the intentional misinformation and misappropriation.   That is the 2019 story and message in a nutshell.

So with that I will end this article with the most important part of this year’s festivities.  A massive thank you to our revelers is in order. This year you came with pure vibes and true essence of the Carnival season.   Everything AlphaWe does aims to tease creative talent, invoke the history of the festivals we support and not the least of which, create a sense of real togetherness. This has always been the underpinning of the connections we make with sponsors and other participating groups.  Without that we have tipped the scales towards a dimming of the light our ancestors held bright.  This year we dealt with technical difficulties and disruptions of all kinds, but our revelers still found a way to show solidarity through thick and thin. 

Each trial is an opportunity for us to show Who We Truly Are and we see you and appreciate you for showing us how many of us still believe in Unity!!!  We look forward to 2020 because just for you, we will be turning up the heat!!


GASPARILLA 2018 Alpha We Invasion

Category : Uncategorized

While the story of Gasparilla notes that this pirate invasion took place back in the 18 th and 19 th century, Alpha We “Band of the People” happily joined in the festivities as part of Tampa Bay’s “Caribbean Krewe” in the Gasparilla Day and Night Pardae. Organized by Tampa Bay Carnival, many of the different Caribbean cultures were in place to represent their festive backgrounds by show of colorful costumes, dancing and uniting with all in attendance.

Alpha We, Band of the People celebrated the debut by sporting the rich blue, yellow, black and white costumes. The men were fashionably dressed in the tribal helmets which matched with their roman empire designed body belt and arm bands. The ladies wore their classy Alpha We designed two piece jeweled costumes that represented true beginnings. What is there not to like about  eathers? Alpha We Beauties wore their feathered back, arm and leg pieces with elegance. Together the men and ladies wonderfully represented their “Revolt” theme.

The long Day parade stretch was exciting from beginning to end. The Djs kept everyone from the feters
to the crowd moving. This event was just the warm up which led to the even more eventful “Night
Parade”.

    The Gasparilla 2018 Night Parade was like none ever experienced before. Alpha We showed up and showed out. This was a fete to remember. The Caribbean Krewe Masqueraders once again came together in full form ready to display the true party flavor.  Prior to the start of   masquerading, folks from all over came to vibe with the Caribbean Krewe. What a great time!

The crowd absolutely gave a wondrous response to all masqueraders and music that could be heard miles upon approach. 2018 was epic and well remembered. It doesn't end there. Alpha We, Band of the people will once again join in Gasparilla Day and Night Parade 2019.   Now is the time to link up for the festivities. You don't want to miss it!  Registration will soon be open. Only those with costumes are able to masquerade in the parade. We all are looking forward to providing a great experience to all who join in.

 

Gasparilla 2019 Launch will take place in November  2018. Details soon to be posted!


Tampa Carnival 2017

Category : Event Spotlight

2017 Takeover Girls Preview
2017 Takeover Girls Preview

The Alpha We Caribbean Carnival Band was launched On April 22nd 2017, as expected it was  a day filled with family-fun, food, music and the main event  “The Parade of the Bands” though small it was spectacular. This year was about an introduction to something new,  something unique and something beautiful.  AlphaWe Art and Entertainment decided to make it the year of the Takeover, an invasion of energy and celebration of the the power of the few.

We showcased the island of St Lucia, birthplace of AlphWe, its majestic flag colors of blue, yellow and black and white were perfect to help us stand apart.  Even more vibrant than the colors were the revelers who came out ready to party.  Many of you signed up before you even knew what Carnival was about, when you got in, you were absolutely outstanding.

Thank you all for taking the time to be part of our unique idea, and giving Tampa a memory they won’t soon forget.

This is whats next:

The Band Launch of Alpha We 2018, this year we gave you a  sneak peak into one of next year’s  costumes.  Get ready for the full experience starting with our Band launching  in December.

Many thanks also to our sponsors:

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Thanks again,

Nervile “Dave” St Luce

Pesident

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