MASSASSINATION.

MASSASSINATION..

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MAS REPUBLIC: Farewell to the flesh

To Hell and Back and Back to Africa; Primitive Man and Extracts from the Animal Kingdom; Imperial Rome; The Glory that was Greece; and a whole mess of sailor bands putting on a show, their risqué and comedic acts mimed to the rawness of steelband music, the only Nativity in our multi-culture, blessed and cursed alike, just like the mas.

MAS REPUBLIC: Farewell to the flesh.

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MASSASSINATION.: MAS ASSASSIN’S TOP TEN TRINIDAD CARNIVAL MOMENTS 2015

MASSASSINATION.: MAS ASSASSIN’S TOP TEN TRINIDAD CARNIVAL MOMENTS 2015.

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BdC2015 3 – Egungun Sailor Mas

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Pictured above is Courtney Browne from the band Belmont Exotic Stylish Sailors (B.E.S.S.) out of Jerningham Avenue. Adults in traditional costumes competed Wednesday night at Victoria Square. Mr. Browne is portraying Egungun, Celebrating Our Ancestors. This year B.E.S.S. is portraying Celebration. One ancestor that is likely dear to the heart of B.E.S.S. masqueraders is their own Reynold Cooper, a gentleman who played fancy sailor mas for over 50 years and whom I featured on this blog last year. Mr. Cooper was a darling filled with interesting stories and really a treasure to know. I do miss him and I am glad I had the opportunity to meet him.

It is really exciting to know that the Egungun tradition is being perpetuated in Trinidad carnival in the adult and child portrayals.

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MASSASSINATION.: Memories – George Bailey Trinidad Carnival’s Greatest Bandleader. A Film by Aldric G. Bailey

MASSASSINATION.: Memories – George Bailey Trinidad Carnival’s Greatest Bandleader. A Film by Aldric G. Bailey.

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MASSASSINATION.: We Kind ah People The Trinidad Carnival Masquerade bands of Stephen Lee Heung by Tang and Funk.

WE KIND AH PEOPLE

MASSASSINATION.: We Kind ah People The Trinidad Carnival Masquerade bands of Stephen Lee Heung by Tang and Funk..

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Battle Dress and Fancy Dress by Irwin Ottley

Battle Dress and Fancy Dress by Irwin Ottley.

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