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A new beginning in Mas | The Trinidad Guardian

A new beginning in Mas | The Trinidad Guardian: "A new beginning in Mas
ANGELO MARCELLE
Published: 14 Jul 2010

Skettel-ton was one of the more impressive designs.
Photos: Angelo Marcelle
It has only been four months since Carnival 2010 closed its doors and already band launches have begun. Bandleader Peter Samuel’s Woi! Mas presented Skullduggery—the beginning of the New Age, at the Anchorage in Chaguaramas on the evening of July 4. The new entity showed a merger between traditional mas and all the amenities of a successful contemporary mas band. Also merging were their committee members, which comprised five carnival interest groups.
The venue reeked a retro feeling. Skulls and skeleton decorations draped the walls, while teaser models paraded in costumes. Live entertainment was provided by Charlie’s Roots and a host of other DJs. Although it was a carnival band launch, somehow Kerwin Trotman and Nathalie York, who started the vocals for the band, saw it fit to start with Neo’s Closer, but later, brought back memories of the band’s former lead singer Chris “Tambu” Herbert."
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