April 9, 2019

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...

March 17, 2019

Location: 

The party was held in St. Clair, in the yard of a historic home, an old plantation I believe. Talk about ambiance! The setting was amazingly intimate, comfortable, and definitely an event for the grown and sexy.  I arrived at the party a little late because o...

October 30, 2018

Mondaywear listing for Trinidad Carnival 2019

August 18, 2018

Wanted: Sugar Daddy wanted to fund all carnival related expenses including airfare, baggage costs (imma be overweight), driver, costume, fetes, hotel, food, makeup, weave, lashes, nails, waxing, and wardrobe. No sexual favors in exchange for carnival funding. All fundi...

June 4, 2018

I can't even begin to count the amount of people, non-West Indians mostly, that want to play mas but are reluctant to expose their bodies. I belong to a few blogger pods and so many of the women comment that they "wish they had the figure to pull that off." I find myse...

January 31, 2018

Here's a list of St. Lucian Carnival bands! This is a living list will and will be updated intermittently. St. Lucia's carnival is scheduled for Monday, July 16th and Tuesday, July 17th, 2018.

Asari Tribe

https://www.facebook.com/teamasari/

Fuzion Mas

http://www.fuzionmas....

December 29, 2017

Here's a list of Bermuda carnival bands! This is a living list will and will be updated intermittently. Bermuda Heroes Weekend is scheduled for June 13th Through June 18th 2018.

PARTY PEOPLE ENTERTAINMENT

Website: https://www.partypeopleent.com/
Instagram: @PartyPeopleEn...

October 9, 2017

Here's a list of Miami carnival bands! This is a living list will and will be updated intermittently.

Miami's carnival is scheduled for the Sunday prior to Columbus Day every year.

Bajan Fuh Eva

http://bfemiamimas.com/

Big & Strong Inc./One Island Mas Band

http://oneislandb...

July 10, 2017

Harts will go down in the carnival hall of fame as one of the best bands to ever do it. After years and years in the business, they have proven that they have staying power, consistently producing highly sought after carnival costume designs. Still, 2018 is no exceptio...

April 15, 2017

Picture Courtesy of Courtney Chen for Insane Carnival. Designer: Janna Henry, Model & MUA: Latisha Green.

Worldwide carnivals are lit. I have been so busy doing research on all these carnivals and bands that it has been hard for me to keep up with the other aspects of m...

February 12, 2017

Trinidad's carnival is  in about two weeks and there is so much Soca music invading our eardrums. When the 2017 carnival season was still young, Olatunji's "Bazu" immediately struck a chord with me. The first time I heard it, I immediately wanted to put down a stink wi...

April 17, 2016

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November 6, 2015

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...

March 1, 2015

In the interest of not appearing to have written a dissertation I left out some things…

I have a very mixed view of experience playing mas with Dreamteam Carnival for Trinidad Carnival 2015. I encountered problems from the time I registered until AFTER I left Trinidad...

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