St Thomas' 60th Carnival Anniversary has come to an end with the Awesome Jam Band staking their claim as the best band in the land once again. As the 2012 album, 'We Will Survive' continues to receive great reviews from within the USVI, the wider region and the Diaspora, the Jam Band's music once again is setting the pace for all other bands within the USVI.
The band was very busy this Carnival season playing at multiple locations, often times heading from one event into another.
During Carnival week they played in the Carnival village to a packed crowd who were fully appreciative of the band's performance. The response from the crowd further cements the legacy of The Awesome Jam Band as the best in the Virgin Islands.
Curiously sandwiched between Volume International Band and Poizon Band - themselves both offshoots of the Awesome Jam Band's sound and style of music - Jam Band played a mixture of classics and some new tracks from their vast repertoire of hits. Being the senior and longest contributing band to the Virgin island's Carnival, it did seem peculiar that the Carnival committee placed Jam Band between both these bands and not as the final act. Nonetheless, the Jam Band performed as if they were the final act, and both Volume Band and Poizon Band themselves recognised the influence of Jam Band's music within the Virgin Islands and played a significant number of crowd pleasing Jam Band tracks during their time on stage.
MNI Alive brings you exclusive video of portions of the Jam Band's time on stage in the Carnival Village for St Thomas' 60th Carnival Anniversary. View video footage below:
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