Congratulations to the Boston Carnival
Band of the Year:
1st Place: T & T Social Club
2nd Place: Unity Sports & Cultural Center
3rd Place: D'Midas
4th Place: Mary Inniss Social Club
King of the Band:
1st Place: Robert Redman, D'Midas
2nd Place: Aubrey Rudder, T & T Social Club
3rd Place: Roland Vialva, D'Midas
Queen of the Band:
1st Place: Althea Modeste, D'Midas
2nd Place: Tamara Shillingford, D'Midas
3rd Place: Venitia Kennedy, Unity
1st Place: Nancy "Angel" Aguillar, D'Midas
2nd Place: Monica Boyce, T & T Social Club
3rd Place: Nicole Cummings, Mary Inniss Social Club
4th Place: Wanda Coates, D'Midas
1st Place: Christopher Lewis, Unity Sports & Cultural Center
Junior Band of the Year:
1st Place: Mary Inniss Social Club
2nd Place: T & T Social Club
3rd Place: Unity Sports & Cultural Center
4th Place: Soca 5th Place: D'Midas
Junior King of the Band:
1st Place: Kieran Prescott, D'Midas
2nd Place: Kayshawn Cocker, Mas Women & Men
Junior Queen of the Band:
1st Place: Hopa Knight, Unity Sports & Cultural Center
2nd Place: Charles Zetta-Bunch, Mary Inniss Social Club
3rd Place: Tiesha Alleyne, D'Midas
1st Place: Dianne Joseph, D'Midas
2nd Place: Abida Hosen, D'Midas
3rd Place: Chantel Wade, T& T Social Club
4th Place: Melanine Howard, D'Midas
1st Place: Alvin Carrillo, D'Midas
2nd Place: Ludgi Felix, T & T Social Club
3rd Place: Grant Headley, Unity
4th Place: Dwayne Salandy, T & T Social Club
1st Place: Branches Steel Orchestra
2nd Place: Metro Steel Band
3rd Place: Pan Jammers
4th Place: Pan Coalition
1999 EVENTS CALENDAR
Sunday, August 15, 1999 Kick-Off Reception &
Corporate Awards Presentation
C.A.C.A.B.'s annual "Kick-Off" signals the start of the CARNIVAL.
Sponsors will be provided with a detailed plan of events taking place
during the season and presented with awards commensurate with their level
of sponsorship. Lombardo's, Rte. 28, Randolph. 5 pm - 10 pm.
Saturday, August 21, 1999 Kiddies'
This feature of CARNIVAL highlights our young children in colorful
costumes showcasing their various talents. This event is also a
competition from which winners are chosen and recognized each year. White
Stadium, Dorchester Noon - 5 pm.
Friday, August 27, 1999 King & Queen of
CARNIVAL and Steelband Panorama
The King & Queen contest is a major component of CARNIVAL as judges
travel from Trinidad to preside over it. The costumes, costly and
intricate in design, are judged not only on their visual presentation but
also on the on-stage performance exhibited by the masqueraders. The
Steelband Panorama competition, where talented steel pan performers play
popular calypsos are judged on their performances, is another major
highlight of CARNIVAL. White Stadium, Dorchester 5pm - midnight.
Saturday, August 28, 1999 CARNIVAL Day
CARNIVAL begins with the daybreak celebration - "J'Ouvert" - "Breaking
of the Day" - 5:30 - 10:00 am during which participants don home-made
costumes and act out various portrayals.
"THE CARNIVAL PARADE" begins at 11:00 am from
Martin Luther King Blvd. in Roxbury, where bands and their masqueraders
come to the streets with spectacular colors and sounds that signal the
arrival of CARNIVAL. The parade proceeds along Warren Street, through
Grove Hall and on to Dorchester's Franklin Park. Thousands of spectators
line the streets to witness the enormous spectacle as it unfolds.
CARNIVAL PREVIEW MAS' in MASS
Boston's 1999 Caribbean Carnival will feature several bands. Lynn Granger
compiled this sneak preview for Masquerade and eCaroh brings you excerpts. The
CARNIVAL parade begins at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 28, from Martin Luther King
Blvd. in Roxbury and proceeds along Warren Street, through Grove Hall on to Blue
Hill Avenue and in to Dorchester's Franklin Park.
EXPERIENCE YOUR "LEGACY"
The forefathers' impact on all our lives will be communicated through the
band T & T SOCIAL CLUB, whose theme "LEGACY" pays tribute to all
who have gone before us. The customs and traditions passed on to us can be seen
through the various sections, "Native Land," "Golden
Riches," "Harmony," "Lake of Fortune" and "Field
"Golden Riches" is a showcase of the material wealth our
forefathers worked hard and long for," said Errol Phillips.
"Harmony," of course, is our ability to live peacefully with each
other, while Lake of Fortune celebrates our diverse blessings."
Masqueraders will don two-piece or whole body suits, leggings, waistbands and
headpieces. Some will carry standards and wear girdle skirts. Rich color
combinations such as red and gold, blue and green, black and gold will bring
this rich legacy to life, as well as stir our memories. CATCH THE
Carnival will not be complete without magic, and UNITY SPORTS AND CULTURAL
CLUB will be bringing it live and direct to you.
The moon and the stars in the colors of dark purple and silver will come
alive in "Celestial Magic"; "Intoxicated" masqueraders in
red and gold, drinking an enticing brew, will strut their stuff in "Love
Potion" and witches will cast spells on all those who come too close in
"Sorcery Magic." Other sections include "Gypsy Magic,"
"Lucky Charms" and "The Genie." Costume Designer Peter
Durrant makes the trip from Trinidad each year, and again intends to mesmerize
the audience with his "MAGIC" touch. Chairperson of Unity Sports and
Cultural Club, Gemma Cooper said that all involved were unanimous in their
agreement of this year's theme. "It's what Carnival is all about," she
SAYING IT WITH "FIRE"
Come Carnival day in Boston MIDAS INTERNATIONAL will adorn the streets with a
blaze of color with its theme, "FIRE." The band will boast ten
sections (6 adults, 4 children) comprising between 20 and 30 individuals in the
adult sections and between 20 and 25 in the children's.
Spectators will be treated sections with such fiery names as "Blue
Flame," "White Fire," "Hot Like Fire," "Fire
Birds" and "Tropical Fire." "Hot Like Fire" will
feature masqueraders in orange, black and gold wearing hats adorned with
feathers to give the impression of burning flames. Beads, chiffon and capes will
be added to complete the effect. Phoenix rising out of the ashes in colorful
regalia will be seen in the section, "Fire Birds" and masqueraders
will chant their theme song, "We comin' to bun dem down," repeatedly,
urging spectators to get in on the action.
"This Carnival will be spectacular," said Rudy Osbourne, leader of
Midas International, who has been separating the children from the adults during
the Carnival celebrations. "This I do as a safety precaution," he
said. "Some adults drink a lot and become disrespectful and I don't want
the kids to be a part of that scene."
The band's designer, Stephen Derrick, makes the trip to Boston from Trinidad
and Tobago each year to take part in the celebration and this year he has used
satin, taffeta, feathers and other exotic materials in his creations.
"FANTASY EXPLORERS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM"
MAS MEN AND WOMEN goes with the futuristic theme in bringing to you FANTASY
EXPLORERS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM, a seven-section band featuring mainly women.
Parading in sync with the music will be "Imperial Women", "Frenzy
Women," "Invincible Women," "Destine Women,"
"Expanding Elite," "Ignoble Guards" and "Technor
Each section has a story to tell, Imperial Women sending the message that no
civilization can spread without conflict; while the Technor Rebels having
nowhere to go, are left with no option but to follow the leaders.
Masqueraders in the Expanding Elite section will be adorned in yellow pants
and silver and gold netted cape, at the end of which will be an orange border.
Their upper portions will be colorfully decorated with yellow, blue, purple,
green and orange.
The Imperial Women will wear a skirt made popular by Marilyn Monroe, a
bathing suit top featuring a spock collar and the ensemble will be completed
with butterfly wings.
Stephen and Cynthia Coker, the husband and wife team responsible for
researching, designing and creating the costumes, bring to you an experience in
TWIRLING TO THE BEAT
Maudlin Thomas and her girls and boys' band, THE TWIRLERS, will once again
perform their foot-stepping, hand-spinning magic as they twirl to the beat of
the music. Always a hit with a crowd, these youngsters perform their magic with
the utmost confidence and grace.
PROUD OF "OUR VERY OWN"
The country of Trinidad and some of its wonders will be put on display by
BOSTON HIGHLIGHTERS (formerly Mark & Mark) on Carnival Day. Leader of the
band Wilva Marks said that this year's production will be devoid of some of the
fabrics synonymous with the festival. "We're going with light, air-brushed
material that will have a flowing quality," she said. The kids' section,
"To Catch a Butterfly" will feature boys with nets chasing after the
girls in dainty butterfly costumes. The other sections will highlight a national
fruit (Pommerac in Bloom); a famous waterfall (Blue Basin); the national flower
(Balisier); a famous fish (the Cascadura) and black gold (Oil).
Designer Kenneth Antoine, who has also decorated sets on the popular Sesame
Street program, will certainly do justice to the country's most treasured
resources. For "Pommerac in Bloom," his masqueraders will wear
two-piece outfits separated by a flower on the waist, and a head piece of
silver, green and fuschia representing the fruit's opened bud. The rest of his
creation you'll have to wait and see.
ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY DEPICTED IN "COLORCAST 1999"
Exotic names such as "Obsession," "Secrets" and
"Desire" mingle with "Escape" and "Eternity" to
achieve a state of "Freedom." These are the sections to be featured by
the MARY INNISS SOCIAL CLUB, whose masqueraders dressed in provocative outfits,
will unleash a barrage of raw emotions.
Designer Ansyl Niles and coordinator/producer Cheryl Cummings see the escape
from slavery giving way to a celebration of life. The women will wear bra tops
decorated with golden teardrops, bikini panties, elbow-length gloves which
expose the fingers, a brocade girdle around the waist, tall boots and plumed
headpieces. The men, not to be undone will have their upper bodies exposed with
only a chain around the neck as decoration. Spandex shorts, foot mittens and
headpieces will add the finishing touches.
"Escape" will be celebrated with the bold colors red and gold,
"Obsession" with orange and gold, and "Freedom" with white ,
gold and silver. Other colors include purple, red and blue.
When "COLORCAST 1999" comes into view, be sure to keep your
emotions in check.