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Here is a glossary of terms for those unfamiliar with Caribana:

Bacchanal - A boisterous party.

Calypso - a style of music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago. The songs often tell a story about the political, social, economic issues in the Caribbean.

Jump Up - Dancing along with the band and becoming part of the parade.

King and Queen of Caribana - The costumes judged as the most outstanding at the King and Queen Show. Other bands are expected to respect these winners as if they were true royalty (i.e. bowing down to them).

Mas' (Masquerade) Band - Each theme group is a band. Each band includes a live musical group, a float, masqueraders in costumes and people jumping up.

Mas' (Masquerade) Camps - Refers to band locations. This is where the bands build their float and make the costumes.

Papa Yo! - Exclamation of surprise or excitement.

Soca - a type of music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago from calypso music. The lyrics of the songs usually have to do with partying, having fun and carnival time.

Steel Pan - Musical instrument made out of tempered oil drums cut to various lengths with grooved sections to play various notes. Originated in Trinidad and Tobago.

T&T - Short form of Trinidad and Tobago, where Carnival originates.

Wine - To rotate the waist and hips while dancing.

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