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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Another new mas band!

Just when I thought the debut of new bands for 2009 was over comes another band launch for another new band! The Trinidad Guardian has information on the launch which took place last Friday, unfortunately when I was not in Trinidad:

Weekend entertainment along busy Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook got off to an explosive start last Friday when Carvalho Mas hosted one rollicking C2K9 launch.

Held at the Carvalhos’ landmark Alaska Bar, the evening’s fare included the modelling of costumes by a bevy of exotic beauties, a delicious creole dinner, live entertainment by Brimblers Steelband and good company.

After much success in producing mas bands, the Carvalho family, led by Glenn and his wife Charmaine, migrated to the United States, taking a hiatus from local competition.

Carvalho Mas is a welcome return to the Carnival landscape, and next year’s portrayal The Journey Begins, includes nine sections enticingly named Friendship, Passion, Euphoria, Peace, Love, Twilight Zone, Sky, Earth, and Dark Side.

Notably absent on Friday were veteran masman Glenn Carvalho and popular King of Carnival competitor Fareid Carvalho, both being out of the country. However, Elizabeth Carvalho was more than up to the task as an outstanding host.

I have been hearing about Carvalho's return to Trinidad Carnival since 2006 and looks like it is finally happening for 2009! Good luck to them.

The mas camp for Carvalho Mas is located at Alsaka Bar at 73 Ariapita Avenue and will be open to the public on Monday December 8. Costumes have been quoted at a price of under $2500.00, I was informed.

For more information call 868-622-8811.


Hot Hot Hot Promotion

While other bands are still caught up with Friday mas camp limes, parang limes as the Christmas season is upon us, Pulse 8 has taken another approach by offering the chance to win free costumes:

Santa Says!

Register between December 5th and 30th, 2008 and you could JUMP UP FOR FREE.

Hi Masqueraders,

This could be your best Carnival in Christmas

Tis the season for giving and Pulse8 celebrates with you giving 3 Hot Christmas options

* Give your love one a HOT...HOT...HOT Christmas
Voucher for his/her C2K9 costume


* Register between December 5th and 30th and 4
costumes will be won - FREE! FREE! FREE!

* Pay off your costumes before December 30th and 3
masqueraders will win full payback on costume.

Other prizes: Stag Hampers - J.W. Scotch wisky(sic) - Pulse8 Tees.

Draw takes place - January 15th, 2009

To you and your families Pulse8 extends a Happy and Holy Season and we look forward to you jumping with us for C2K9


But, I have to add that Evolution is offering any " Group of 5 get 10% off there Costume on that night ....(sic)" at their mas camp parang lime tomorrow; at least they are giving patrons something extra (that actually has to do with Carnival) instead of free rum!
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