Caribbean culture takes center stage at Carnival

  • Nancoo Gewanlal dons a colorful costume at Miami Carnival, presented by Miami Broward One Carnival. The parade marched through Miami Gardens and ended at Sun Life Stadium Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Alexandra Irishl walks with her group Fun Generation as they make their way down the parade route during Miami Carnival. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Flora Navena and Jamie George of Wassi One pose for a photo while making their way down the parade route. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The colorful pageantry and infectious music of the Caribbean took center stage. Members of the Haitian group Tichapo perform with large masks. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Members of the Haitian group Tichapo perform as they make their way down the parade route. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Members of the Haitian group Tichapo perform in the Miami Carnival parade. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Jamie George of Wassi One holds her head piece in place as she makes her way down the parade route. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Members of the Haitian group Tichapo perform in the Miami Carnival parade. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Debbie Roland and Yasmin Bermenz strut their stuff as a part of the Carnival Nation group at Miami Carnival. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Lorie Cryer of Mascot International stops to pose as she makes her way down the parade route. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Paula Martin walks the parade route with her group Ram Jam at Miami Carnival. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Fans of Caribbean culture watch the parade and enjoy the music. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Members of the Haitian group Tichapo perform as they make their way down the parade route at Miami Carnival. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The colorful pageantry and infectious music of the Caribbean took center stage. Theodore Simmons walks the parade route in a costume to represent the king. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Members of Generation X Karen Franklin, Amanda Dupont, Gaby Goodman and Kelly Goodman stop to pose as they make their way down the parade route. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Gigi Hardial walks with her group, Carnival Nation, in the parade at Miami Carnival. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A woman represents her heritage with a Jamaican flag and T-shirt as she watches the parade at the Miami Carnival. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Members of Generation X stop to pose as they make their way down the parade route at Miami Carnival. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Tamara Husbands and Jomanha Joseph dance to the music as they make their way into Sun Life Stadium at the end of the parade. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF