Trinidad Carnival Diary
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“Mas For All” aptly sums up D’ Peoples’ Band.
The brainchild of the Hon. Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism, Winston Peters, D’ Peoples’ Band will be launched at the foyer of the National Academy for the Performing Arts, Frederick Street, Port of Spain, on Monday 07th February 2011 at 11:00 am.
Since the idea was conceptualized, a Committee chaired by Errol Peru was established and has been working to make it a reality.
The only criterion given by the Minister is that the revelers wear costumes made in Trinidad & Tobago.
According to Mr. Peters: “One of the Ministry’s plans is to bring out a ‘people’s band’ where music will be provided and anybody could bring their costume and come”.
He added “Anyone interested can play mas in the band. The only requirement is that one wears some form of costume.
“I want the people to be creative. There will be no restrictions, no sections. This will encourage the return of traditional mas and I’m hoping people will pull out those antique costumes they have stored away, clean them off and come play mas.”
D’ Peoples’ Band is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism and the National Carnival Commission.
At the media launch on Monday which will be attended by the Hon. Minister, Officials of the National Carnival Commission and other stakeholders, plans for the most anticipated Carnival band will be revealed.