• Marco Rosamano

    I think what would kick Lundi Gras up another notch or two would be to have a contest for the official song of Carnival. After preliminary paring down you have say ten finalist who would play their song on the stage at Lundi Gras. A panal of local and national judges would decide the winner. The winner would get its own float in Zulu. The ten finalist would also play either the first Friday or the Thursday of Jazz Fest in the Jazz Tent, maybe even have a second line parade of all bands down Esplanade from the Quarter. They could release a CD at Jazz Fest of the ten final songs. They do similar events in the Caribbean Islands. I sure some of the clubs would want to get in on the action too.