Robert Anthony Young in collaboration with Lupe Leonard present for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2011. Coalition
Independent mas’ production group Vulgar Fraction launched its Carnival 2011 presentation, “Coalition”, on Tuesday January 25, 2011 at Alice Yard, #80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain. Entertainment was provided by 3canal and Moyenne.
Designers Robert Young of The Cloth Caribbean Limited, and Lupe Leonard (a graduate of New York’s prestigious Parsons Design School) have teamed up for a presentation with a twist, to be showcased on Carnival Tuesday this year. Leonard has been producing children’s mas’ for approximately five years, while Young has maintained a near 15-year presence “on the road” for Carnival.
“Vulgar Fraction has consistently advocated a return to true creativity, art and design for masqueraders”, says Robert Young. “But the process becomes even more interesting when each person gets involved in designing and building part of their own costume themselves”.
Based on this premise, Young and Leonard expressed that the band “Coalition” represents a pact or treaty among individuals or groups, within which they cooperate in joint action. While each individual serves his own interest at times, they have all come together for a common cause. However, since the alliance may have been formed as a matter of convenience, it might last only temporarily.
Vulgar Fraction will provide potential masqueraders with a variety of design components they can use to decorate their costumes themselves - a practice similar to elements of the sailor mas’ tradition. The group also looks forward to hosting throngs of fun-loving mas’ players in the band come March 8, in the true spirit of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.
For further information, please contact Robert Young on 471-2041