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Anya launches exclusive section in Tribe

Tribe has scored a real coup by getting Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee to design a section in their band for Carnival 2012. The section, called ‘Take Me to the Runway’ was launched Friday night and had some serious star power when none other than Hollywood’s #1 money earner – Will Smith popped in for […]

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Trini Carnival – a look forward and a look back

Even though we’re in the midst of the summer Carnival season, things are already heating up for Trinidad Carnival 2010. Talk is already flying about what plans the various mas bands in TnT have in store for 2010 and two top Trinidadian mas bands – Spice and Carnival Tribe, are set to hold their band launches […]

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Carnival Costume Review I – Island People

Ok, ok you might say the point is moot since all but one section (Sonia Mack’s Paradisius) is sold out but I beg to differ. If you know the right strings to pull or the right sites to check, you can still get your costumes this close to Carnival. To be honest, I am not overwhelmed […]

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Artistry vs. sexy – the mas dilemma

Beautiful … but artistic? (photo credit: Baje International) It is getting close to the summer Carnival season in the Caribbean and its diaspora. In the next few months, St. Vincent, St.Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, Grenada, Toronto, London and New York will all hold carnivals (whew!) Which brings the modern reveller to the eternal dilemma – do […]