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Friday, June 24, 2011

Trinidad Carnival 2012 Updates

There is a new band to add to your radar for Carnival 2012. The band is called "Explosion" and the bandleaders are reportedly based in South Florida. Rumour has it that costume design and band execution is being done by a local designer who holds an exclusive contract as a section leader for another very popular Trinidad Carnival Band. This allegedly is causing lots of friction between all parties involved; I guess we will see when "Explosion" launches at the end of August.

TRIBE's Band Launch has been confirmed as July 23, save the date. The unusually super secretive TRIBE has not released a theme and I have also been hearing that costume screening was a closed door process and it is hard to find anyone to confirm what costumes look like! My sources say that costume prototypes have undergone several changes but the "best" section thus far is Peter Elias'. I have also been told to look out for the white costume (Sandra Hordatt) and the Teal, Mint Green/Jade costume (Solange Shaw Gopaul). I am hoping that this level of secrecy from TRIBE means they are coming with costumes to blow our mind!

On the same day, or should I say morning, of TRIBE's band launch there is a Soca Cruise taking place that promises FIVE hours of pure soca music from 3AM to 8AM aboard the Treasure Queen. "This party is for the Carnival babies, the Soca Junkies and the Patriots. It is here we declare in one voice that Soca is ours and we are proud…. We refuse to be caged in for 9 months of the year!" I was told. The event is being held by Rogue Events, a newly formed events company comprising of Abeo Lewis who formerly held the position of Administrative Officer for Island People and Unlimited functions in collaboration with Bernel Rennie. Sounds like an interesting cruise and I wish them all the success, check out the flyer below for details:

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Two thumbs up for Abby! Hope its a success. Feet still tapping, TRIBE is about to get me excited all over again! YESSSSSS Finally, we get the ball rollin!

oooo....shiny said...

i agree, i hope that all this super secrecy is just a precursor to a serious mind blowing lol im incredibly curious about that colour combination from Solange though ...ive always loved her designs but next year is all about colour for me....lemme not get ahead of myself eh, next thing i fall for Sandra's white costume and have to give myself a meggie. These bands gettin me excited...full speed ahead to band launch season :D

Lady KyKy said...

Soca 360 FIVE is the place to be! Pre-band launch fetements. Level winery on the 23rd July! Can't wait...

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