The first Kiddies Carnival Band has "launched" and this time it is a newcomer to the field; the band's name is ELEMEN Mas and the presentation for kiddies carnival is "Thru My Island"
ELEMEN Mas 12 sections will be all-inclusive and prices range from $1300.00 to $1995.00 TT. The website has all the information on what the all-inclusive entails, parade route/judging and an online registration option. And for those who want to know some more about the band, here is the "about us" per the website:
Bringing an Art, Design and Fashion aesthetic to the tradition of Carnival Costumes and Masquerade, ELEMEN Mas is the debut Carnival initiative of the Manhattan based Multimedia Production and Creative Design team, ELEMEN Productions.
Fully designed and led by ELEMEN Productions' Director & Founder, Lisa Marie Nicholls Harris, ELEMEN Mas enters the Trinidadian Carnival arena with its first full scale presentation for Kiddies Carnival 2009, "Thru My Island Eyes" - a 12 section, 'fantasy themed' rendering of hope and positivity as seen through the imagined eyes of a child.
Nicholls Harris, a Trinidadian Media Producer/Presenter and Creative Designer who refined her design talents at Parsons The New School for Design (New York), sees ELEMEN Mas as an avenue through which "avant-garde elements can be brought into the craft of making Mas' and the ritual of playing Mas'. "
Drawing from a deep love of traditional & experimental Fashion/Costume design, Nicholls Harris and the ELEMEN Mas team seeks to bring these influences together in this debut presentation and in forthcoming ones.
Putting an extra focus on ensuring that masqueraders fully enjoy their Kiddies Carnival experience, ELEMEN Mas will be introducing an All Inclusive Service, offering all members neccessities such as a Mobile Refreshment & First Aid Stations, mini on-the-road DJ, Free Carnival Makeup, Free Costume Adjustments & Alterations, and Full Care and Security.
ELEMEN Mas' Kiddies C2k9 Presentation of 'Thru My Island Eyes' is conveniently located at 'The WoodSpace', in St James, Trinidad.