I first met Brian Wong Won on line in 2007 just before the Mas Jumbies début of 'Diable'. When the photos of the band were released on line the costumes spoke volumes, Wong Won managed to harness the ancestral spirit of mas and convert it into a modern if not futuristic medium for Jouvert.
|Brian Wong Won.|
Since then Wong Won's Mas Jumbies have produced Jouvert presentations that all draw from periods and characters of carnival's early past, giving the band a most unique look on the road for carnival Monday mornings. Come Carnival 2013 Mas Jumbies present 'The Posey and Bedsheet Brigade', drawing influence from probably the most volatile period period in carnival history.
But what influenced the artist to choose Jouvert as his canvas for expression in carnival?
Will Mas Jumbies ever become a pretty mas band?
Lets find out as INSIGHT interviews Artist, Designer, and Jouvert Band leader, Brian Wong Won.