I left Trinidad in 2000 to pursue my college education. At that time there was no Tribe, far less Lost Tribe, YUMA or Paparazzi et tal. My sister had played with Paparazzi last year and had a fantastic time. But I also said I had to LOVE a costume before committing. I saw Royals in Paparazzi and fell in heavy like mode, and I was impressed with Paparazzi’s website etc. And then Tribe started to advertise for Festivals of the Bands. Lost Tribe revealed their theme, and Peter E
Photo Courtesy: Ikenna Douglas and Marc Bain/Costume Design: Ruana Booker Evans Hi Everyone! I took the liberty of putting together a comprehensive list of Trinidad & Tobago carnivals bands. This is a living list and will be updated periodically. See the list of bands below: Chameleon J’ouvert J’ouvert Band chameleonJ’ouvert on Facebook Trinidad (POS) Chocolate City J’ouvert J’ouvert Band Chocolate City J’ouvert Band on Facebook Trinidad (POS) Clay J'ouvert J'ouvert Band http
Sweeping change is on the horizon as Rogue Carnival seeks to bring masqueraders a next level carnival experience. I would describe Rogue Carnival as the love child of Caesar's Army and Tribe, two well-known powerhouses in the carnival and fete industries.
So what sets Rogue Carnival apart? Well for starters, they are changing up traditional start and end times for Jumbies like myself. Monday mas will begin at 12n and end at 10p, at the "Bachannal ROGUE" site. On Tuesday, fe
The 2018 presentation from Bliss has me feeling just so - Blissful! I would say that they have the best overall presentation of all the bands that have launched so far. All 11 sections are ornate, sexy, and luxurious. Like many of the other design efforts this carnival season, one-piece offerings for Bliss absolutely SLAY! My favorites from them include Alta Moda and Vicere'. I'm not sure what kind of voodoo went into the making of Alta Moda, but I'm telling you all now, it i
For Trinidad Carnival 2018, The Lost Tribe offers us an array of exquisitely designed costumes that are a nice departure from bikinis, beads, and feathers. There are so many aspects about this presentation that I love. Let's start with the beautifully narrated back story of the Seven sisters. This short film helped to breathe so much life into this presentation, that I became immersed in this romantic tragedy. The make-up provided by MAC cosmetics was also an added bonus! I l
I finally put together a list of standout costume designs from each "noteworthy" band for Trinidad Carnival 2016. I want to stress noteworthy because there are more bands out there but finding information on their presentations is difficult. Even for some of the bands on this list, it was hard to find who designed the section or who photographed the pictures. I defintely think that bands should make sure they clearly credit designers and photographers on their sites. All that