For the rest of costumes from Commancheros click HERE.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
For the rest of costumes from Commancheros click HERE.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
HAWKS INTERNATIONAL, INC. PRESENTS:NEPTUNE’S CRYLABOR DAY 2009BROOKLYN, NEW YORK19 June 2009Dear Masqueraders, Sponsors, Members, Supporters and Friends of Hawks International, Inc.
Re: Postponement of Neptune’s Cry, Hawks International Band Launch 2009Because of unforeseen circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our 2009 Band Launch. Our new date will be Sunday July 5th, 2009.
Hawks International, Inc. apologizes for any inconveniences this may have caused. Hawks International, Inc. is much more than your typical mas band. We are an Ultra All-inclusive Band which inspires to provide a true carnival experience for our family (masqueraders) on the Parkway.
Please mark your calendars and prepare for a great event as we invite to come party with Legends…
Yours sincerely,Hawks International, Inc.Dare
Friday, June 26, 2009
Mas band D Krewe plans to continue its discount programme on costumes to new and die-hard masqueraders in C2K10, despite the looming economic meltdown, says bandleader Roland St George. Long-standing masqueraders with the three-year-old band—which operated as a section in Trini Revellers and the now defunct Legends—already benefit from group and individual discounts.George said if things go as planned, discounts could increase, but would depend on the band’s ability to source quality materials at low cost and/or the intervention of the Patrick Manning administration to reduce or remove duties on essential materials, used to ensure rich pageantry during the national festival............................Salvaje will bring 12 sections with themes such as Tsunami, Volcano and Rain Forest. Its media and band launch is scheduled to take place on August 29, at Amar Car Park, located on Long Circular Road, St James. Karma is D Krewe’s music band for the road on Carnival days.
For the full article click HERE.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
A Section of Untamed 2K9"The Celebrity"Summercrew's Reloaded Theme "ShowTime"Grenada Mas 2K9Contact Info :-Ashley Lauren - 1 473 416 email@example.comPricing :-$425 EC - Full Male & Female Costume
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
THE pandemic spreading rate of the "swine flu" virus has placed clouds of uncertainty over the hosting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November and next year's Carnival celebrations, according to Health Minister Jerry Narace.After discussing the matter during a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, both events, which are expected to bring in visitors from around the world and some revenue to Trinidad and Tobago, are now being considered as possible breeding grounds for the Influenza A/H1N1 virus.Asked whether the Government would consider cancelling the Commonwealth Heads meeting, which would see 51 heads of State and accompanying delegations arriving in this country, or Carnival 2010 and its related events, Narace said:"We are going to be looking at all events. We are going to be keeping a close eye on all of the circumstances surrounding the development of the virus, all of the international circumstances, and as we examine them, we will then take a decision. But right now, we are just examining them," he said.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Anya Elias (band leader of Spice) opened the night with a brief speech that touched on the success of Spice’s debut year and stressed that Spice masqueraders can attest that the band has lived up to it’s motto of being “The Best Recipe for Carnival”.
After the introduction, we were all invited to take a look outside as the “spice traders” were coming from the east. Looking down from my vantage point on Zen’s rooftop I got glimpses of the costumed models shielded by tents, led by gold painted chiseled men, tassa drums and fire eaters in a procession through the streets.. a very unexpected entrance!
The photos do not do the costumes justice as the real attention to minute details are not captured, for instance, there is not one scrap of braid on the body costume of Caspian Sea, it is actually trimmed in diamante and the bra on Rubies of Mumbai is covered in pleated silk.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
However with the band launch season kicking off soon twitter will be your source to get instant Carnival news, gossip and live band launch updates.
So, now you can tune in for live tweets from Spice's Media Launch, tonight at 7pm.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
While there has been a "vendor leak" in terms of showing of materials used in certain sections of the band (one vendor claimed that someone walked in as he was packing up goods to ship to Trinidad) there is not one person who has seen ANY of Spice's costumes in entirety with the exception of the designers and the band leaders!
No one knows FOR SURE if there will be lots of feathers or a little feathers or exactly how the bits and pieces they were privy to are going to come together on the whole costume. as a matter of fact I know the designers are so upset they are planning to scrap an entire section because of the leak!
Personally I think the vendor leak is extremely unprofessional as they are also showing materials and even costume photos from other bands as well. With all the competition among the mas fraternity it is simply not one would expect from a supplier.
Anyway, the very first look of Spice's costumes will come TOMORROW and for all those who were blown away with just a glimpse of beads and trims in a store, wait until you get a tease of what is to come!
Are you ready to Spice it up?
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is featured stylistically in the June/July 2009 Issue of VIBE Magazine, a pictorial feature called "Mas Appeal". Although the magazine has been on news stands for a while you can now view the online version HERE.
I am pretty surprised that during all the jamming on Carnival Tuesday that an actual photo shoot was taking place on the streets! Great photos.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Join Basement Knokers Entertainment & Gresham Entertainment in the Indulgence Mas Band for D.C. Carnival 2009. Indulgence Mas, three sections; The Good. The Bad. The Sexy explores the true soul of Carnival and captures the mounting excitement of hundreds of revelers as they make their way down the road in boy shorts, mini skirts, and cowboy hats.
Mas package includes sexy costume, unique airbrushing, light breakfast, unlimited non alcoholic drinks and lunch at the end of the parade.Thursday night IGNITE - Your Blu Carnival Experience, hosted by Basement Knokers Ent. and TRIBE Carnival will be held at Club 24 located at 2122 24th Place NE Washington D.C. Advanced tickets are $20, come enjoy sweet soca brought to you by Sprang International, Private Ryan, DJ Hazzard, and DJ Majestic. 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. 18 to enter, 21 to drink.
Check out www.blucarnival.com or www.basementknokers.com. Join Blu Carnival for the ultimate DC Carnival experience!!!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
D'Harvard Revellers is allegedly busting loose from Trini Revellers, bringing a medium sized band of their own for Carnival 2010. Interesting as this will be the second band to leave the popular large band, if it happens, as the D Krewe also formed out of Trini Revellers.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Early registration starts from Friday June 12th 2009 at the Party Stand between 10am and 9pm. As usual, moving early is the key to getting the section you want in the size you want! Call 437-6937/431-3383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more registration details!
For those in Barbados, the launch takes place at Baje's mas camp located at Red Rock Café (at Time out in the Gap) . Also the mas camp will be open this Saturday June 13th & Sunday June 14th from 12 to 8 PM, where you can sign up before the public opening on Monday June 15th.
More about Fire and Ice and Crop Over Events From Baje:
The Party scene:
As is standard, we have spent the last 10 months planning and fine tuning just for you and now we are ready and excited to deliver our 2009 hard hitting season of events strapped with music, mass, excitement and plenty of drinks! Some of our plans include a blazing new team of Baje girls, an evolved web site (same baje-intl.com address) and 5 hot recession ready FREE summer limes at Red Rock café featuring a barrage of artists and djs, crazy hype and happy hours and hours and hours. The limes begin on Friday June 19th and run weekly from 6PM till 1 AM. Plus we will be focusing on ripping Ocean Park right back as we proudly present the return of the big bad "Collision" on Friday July 17th, and the ever crazy, hyper, hopping mad Baje J?ouvert on Friday July 31st plus our brand spanking new last lap Rave. All of our limes will be on Friday nights at our mas camp at Red Rock except for our Collision and J?ouvert fetes at Ocean Park on Friday July 17th and 31st respectively and our last lap rave Each week the theme and entertainment will change so log on to our party page on the Baje site and Facebook, check out our weekly e-mails, or tune in to MIX FM weekly and HOTT FM every Friday for the Baje Top 10 ½ hour for details. Also, don?t forget to remember to vote on our site for your top tunes for the Baje top 10.
Fire and Ice on the road:
Our band has also evolved and includes our wonderful pee pee truck, more security, a fully stocked bar, Free Red Bull, self serve liquor stations, more drinks runners, 2 music trucks, D riddim section, a water zone, a delicious buffet lunch, special treats from your section hosts and more. Of course we also will feature the hottest regional and local acts along side Peter Coppin, Daddy Bubbles and Stan, dj Fuzz, NRG Sounds, Nterfaze, Cyclone & Flee and Skribzz. Plus we will be hosting 40 celebrities coming in to celebrate AJ Callaway?s 35th birthday Baje style (Stay tuned, you won?t believe the stars that are coming!!)
Our team has also expanded to include 2 new partners Kirk Browne and the one and only Upstart both of who will host sections along side our long standing team of Main events (Trini crew), Wet Fete, Gary and Dawn Sarroa and Rupee. Also, this year look out for mad hype at the wet fete as we present "Baje premium wetter" on July 12th.
Our camp is located at Red Rock Bar next to the Dover playing field at Time out In the gap Just look for the Baje and sponsor banners. We are open Monday to Saturday 12 pm till 9pm and from 10:00 am until from July 6th. We officially open on Monday June 15th and we look forward to your visit.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
One week from today we shall be looking at the first Carnival costumes of Trinidad Carnival 2010 as Spice will be holding their media launch on Wednesday June 17.
Expectation is high among many to see exactly what the design team of Richard and Anthony Productions have created for Spice's "The Spice Route", and I can tell you that among many masqueraders looking for an alternative Spice is the band on everyone's lips!
The buzz and hype surrounding Spice has even reached to certain section leaders who I am informed are allegedly seeking to leave their immensely popular bands for a spot in Spice! Something has to be working for you when the stalwarts in the business are knocking at your door.
I too am excited for the media launch, if only to get some more information on the theme, a launch date as well as to see some costumes!!
So, do you think that Spice is poised to be the new "IT" band on the carnival scene? Do you think that Spice will cause a migration from other bands for 2010? If Spice has the most gorgeous drop dead costumes out, will that be enough to sway you to Spice things up come Carnival ?
Thoughts, comments and opinions on Spicing it up welcomed!
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