BAND LAUNCH: Xhosa Barbados Launches for Crop Over 2016

Xhosa Barbados launched their “Road to Redemption” theme on May 15th in Barbados. And based on the feedback from their clientele, they brought it! The band launch itself was a cooler fete and people had a good time. It definitely set the mood for the band launch. Their theme has african influences as you can […]

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BAND LAUNCH: Aura Launches for Crop Over 2016

Anyone who is familiar with Lauren Austin’s, previous designer at Zulu International, work, highly anticipated this band launch. When Bajan singer Rihanna Fenty goes home for Crop Over, we always see her adorned in Lauren Austin’s designs. Partnered with Trinidadian designer Anya Young-Chee, Lauren and Anya present us with The Aura Experience – The Immortals […]

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BAND LAUNCH: Krave The Band Launches for Crop Over 2016

Krave The Band, the most  anticipated Crop Over band launched their “Burlesque” theme in New York City on May 8. And damn was their presentation impressive. Gems, lace, feathers — a girl’s dream. Pre-registration is already open for some sections. Check out their presentation here: What are your thoughts? Is Crop Over starting to revel Trinidad’s […]

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BAND LAUNCH: Erup The Band launches for Crop Over 2016

New journeys, new experiences is what Erup The Band teased us with in the beginning of the year with their “Invictus, Journey to the Throne” theme! It is undeniable that they came out using the big guns, with Trinidad Designers and even hotter models, their 2016 Crop Over presentation is A1. For registration details and […]

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FETE LIST: Where to Party for Crop Over 2016

Crop Over Time Frame: July 24  – August 3  Ticket times, dates and how/where to purchase links for all the hot Crop Over 2016 fetes!  SUNDAY – JULY 24 10AM – On Ship – Purchase here TUESDAY – July 26 3PM – Bare Ice Cooler Fete – Purchase here 11PM – Colorz Soca Cruise – Purchase […]

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BAND LAUNCH: Zulu International Launches for Crop Over 2016

Zulu International launched their “Apocolypto” presentation on April 22 for Crop Over 2016. Bajan pop artist Rihanna, always plays mas with them when she goes home for Crop Over, so I had extremely high expectations for this launch. This year, their costumes are underwhelming. Individual sections look like frontline costumes (if that). Feathers are little […]

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COSTUMES: Kontact Band Launches for Crop Over 2016

Bajan band Kontact Band launched their 2016 Presentation on April 9th. Their mission is  to consistently repeat The Ultimate Crop Over Experience by providing revellers with an unmatched experience like no other band. Here is their presentation Let us know what you think about their presentation in the comments below.   Yours in Mas

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BAND LAUNCH: Fantasy Barbados Launches for Crop Over 2016

Founded in 2011, Fantasy Barbados is committed to enhancing the masquerade experience as a premium band in Barbados. They promise to provide excellent service that will go beyond your expectations. Their theme this season is Utopia. Here is their presentation: MAS CAMP: The Veranda at UWI Cavehill Campus You  can see slight similarities between this presentation and […]

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2015 CARNIVALS IN REVIEW: A Look At the Top Carnivals This Year

Greetings! As you know we love Carnival A LOT.. and nothing brings us more joy than participating in carnival festivities from country to country, and in the United States. Below is our list of the Best Carnivals. We only ranked ten, so we hope your hometown/country was lucky enough to make the list. Our wish? – […]

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Costume Expectations vs. Reality

Carnivalists!  As we patiently stalk scan carnival sites for band launch images, we ooh and aah about how pretty the costumes are and think OMG (ALL THOSE FEATHERS) but in reality, band launches are the perfected versions of the costume you hope to chip in on the road. As carnival becomes more popular across the globe, the cost […]

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