Mission and Impact

Our Mission

Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture provides a cultural link between the Greater New Orleans area and the island nations of the Caribbean. Through this link, Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture shares the rich and festive traditions of the Caribbean with the general public through its hosting of Bayou Bacchanal. Additionally, it uses its political connections to assist Caribbean nationals who reside in Louisiana with official paperwork and embassy affairs.


"Our Children are the future" - Marilyn C. Laforce

Our Vision

Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture seeks to be the premiere organization able to provide information on the diverse cultures of the Caribbean, as well as the primary point of contact for anyone needing assistance navigating through political and societal issues associated with the Caribbean national governments.

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