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Friday, August 25, 2006

More Mas this Weekend

Yesterday afternoon I made my way to Stone Street to get tickets for Island People's launch this coming Sunday and just by chance I got a tiny glimpse of what looked like an arm band or neckpiece which appeared to be green with I know there will be lots of colour in the desert.

Prettidolli was kind enough to post an email she got from Sonia Mack in the comments under the post "Waiting". For those of you who did not get the email, like me, this is what it said:

Dear Masqueraders,

Hope all is well and that you are beginning to catch that Carnival 2007 fever!

As many of you may have heard, Sonia Mack resigned from Poison mas Band.

This year SONIA MACK will be leading Island People Mas band on the road.

Island People's theme for Carnival 2007 is Sahara.

SONIA'S section, which is at the front of the band, is called "Le Soleil Brule".

The Island People Mas Band's official launch is on Sunday 27th August at the National Stadium. Tickets are available at Sonia's mas camp on 16 Delhi St, ST. James. Tel contact : 622 - 3805.

Looking forward to having you play mas with us for Carnival 2007!

Yours Sincerely,
Natania (for Sonia)

Registration for Sonia's section will be at her mas camp on Delhi Street as always and even though I did not play with her this year she still has my name on her listing and Natania invited me to join the section again next year (yes I know she says that to everyone). I must say I am pretty excited to get a first look of Le Soleil Brule which I am translating to Burning Sun as Sonia's creations are usually outstanding.

As to be expected Island People's launch is all in the news as anticipation builds for Sunday's presentation. The Trinidad Guardian Pulse has the following write up and gets credit for the opening photo and first glimpse of Sahara:

Last year’s launch was a talking point all year after Island People Mas transformed Hasely Crawford Stadium into an enchanted forest, complete with waterfalls and trails. This year IPM intends going one step further as its unveils its C2K7 presentation - Sahara, out of the vast emptiness comes.... - on Sunday evening at the same venue.

Last year’s surprise act was Machel Montano and Xtatik. It’s anyone guess who will be Sunday’s star act.

Joining IPM’s team of talented designers for Sahara is mother and daughter team Sonia and Natania Mack. Also in the background are award-winning US photographer Wyatt Gallery and ace talent agent Marlon Grant.

Gallery affords Pulse readers a sneak peak at one of the attractive C2K7 sections in Sahara, out of the vast emptiness comes....

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I am thinking maybe Rihanna might make a guest appearance, but who knows. We will just have to wait and see come Sunday!
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