Tag Archive for Carnival

Making Mas Different

We’ve spoken about it time and again here on Islandista – the ‘artistry vs sexy’ dilemma that faces fans of mas. And if we’re being honest, it’s truly a financial dilemma too. Because the makers of what is often called…

Violence & the Labour Day parade

So there has been a lot of chatter this week about violence and the annual West Indian American Day Carnival festivities (aka Labour Day parade) in New York City. A fatal shooting in Crown Heights has been controversially linked to…

More costume bands from NYC to Bim

Week by week, Barbados’ Crop-Over festival is heating up with more bands launching. Small and mid-size bands such as Wednesday 2000, Jump and Ooutraje have all launched recently. Our initial reaction to¬†Wednesday 2000 was … mehhhh. A lot of the…