Rivers In Festive Mood As CARNIRIV Tees-Off Sunday

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Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital is in a festive mood as the much awaited CARNIRIV 2012 is here. The historic cultural fiesta which coincides with the Centenary celebration of the city of Port Harcourt kicks-off on Sunday, December 9 with Kid’s Carnival from Elekahia Road to Civic Centre, Moscow Road and carnival praise jam 

Other events slated for the celebration are as follows:

10th Monday

Unveiling of the CARNIRIV Monument                                                        Aggrey Road                                                                                                      8am

Nobel Lauret, Prof Wole Soyinka is expected to grace the occasion.

Colloquium                                                                                                                                                  R/S House of Assembly                                                                      11am

Official Opening Ceremony                                                                                                    CARNIRIV Village                                                                                                                                6pm

Dance of Fireflies (DOFF)                                                                                                        CARNIRIV Village                                                                                                                                7pm

11th Tuesday

Cultural Art Exhibition                                                                                                                       CARNIRIV Village                                                                                                                                11am

Ekere (Rhythm of the Tribes) PTI                                                                                      CARNIRIV Village                                                                                                                                4pm

Highlife, Old School & Hiplife Jams (HOSH)                                               CARNIRIV Village                                                                                                                                7pm

12th Wednesday

International Aquatic Fiesta (IAF)                                                                                         Port Harcourt Tourist Beach               

Ekere (Rhythm of the Tribes) PT 2                                                                                   CARNIRIV Village                                                                                                                                4pm

Black African Music Festival (BAMFEST)    CARNIRIV Village                                                                                                                                7pm

13th Thursday

Cultural Art Exhibition                                                                                                                       CARNIRIV Village                                                                                                                                11am

Ekere (Rhythm of the Tribes) PT 3                                                                                   CARNIRIV Village                                                                                                                                4pm

Reggae 360                                                                                                                                                                                                  CARNIRIV Village                                                                                                                                7pm                                  Artistes expected include Oritz Williki, Rasky Mono, Majek Fashek among others.   

 14th Friday

International Heritage Parade                                                                                                       Aba Road to Aggrey Road                                 10am

Old Port Harcourt Town Groove                                                                                    Aggrey Road                                                                                                      6pm

International music star, Shaggy is expected to perform at the event and

plans to visit the flood victims in Ahoada East and West. 

15th Saturday

Garden City Freestyle Parade                                                   Aba Rd, Ikwerre Rd & Stadium Rd                                                      10am

World Peace Concert

(Closing ceremony)                                                                                                                                      CARNIRIV Village                                                                                                                                                                                           7pm