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Island People Mas Bindi – Backline & Male SOLD OUT!


Although it comes as no surprise to me, Bindi is the next Sold Out section of  the Kutchela presentation. 

Bindi - Sold Out backline and male

What is surprising to me is that registration is moving so slowly for IP Mas. Or maybe it’s not! The costumes are a little off the beaten path, not in a bad way, but certainly not everybody’s cup of tea. I expect Sonia Mack’s Kalpana to go next and then maybe Sandra Hordatt’s Mundra!

Who knows maybe the rumors of the folks being left out in the other “it” band will speed up registration for IP Mas. Only time will tell!

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Island People Mas – Taal Frontline – Sold Out Online


Taal Frontline

Taal Backline


Online registration follows Mas camp registration hours:
Mon to Fri 11am – 6pm and Sat noon-4pm

Register for Island People Mas

Edited – 9 September 2009

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Island People Mas Presents Kutchela


Island People Mas has launched their fifth presentation Kutchela. The costumes are true to the theme and give off both in name and presentation a very traditional East Indian feel. I’ve always been a sucker for a theme in a band so I decided to look up the names and find out what they translate to. Below you will find the Section (“Chapter”as IP Mas usually calls it) and the definition as best as I could find.

“Kalpana” translates into Imagination

“Jaipur” is the former capital of the princely state Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City. It was founded in 1727 AD by one of the greatest rulers of the Kachhawaha clan, the astronomer king Sawai Jai Singh.

“Bindi” is a dot or small particle commonly worn in the center of the head by women in India

“Chandsitarie” A title to a song on the soundtrack of a popular Bollywood movie also means Moon and Stars

“Kundalini” is Sanskrit for “snake/serpent power,” because it’s believed to lie like a serpent in the root chakra at the base of the spine. Kudalini is a term commonly used in yoga.

“Mudra” is a gesture or position of the hands

“Taal” is the indian system of rhythm

“Nakshatra” – is your birth star in indian astrology

“Priyaadarshini” – The best definition and association of this I could find is that it is the middle name of Indira Ghandi and that it means “beautiful to look at” – works for me!

“Raja Aur Rani” – is a Hindi film in India
Raja Aur Rani

“Chutney Bhaav” – I really couldn’t seem to come up with a literal translation of this one, “chutney” is either derived from caṭnī (Hindi: चटनी, Urdu: چٹنی), a term for a class of spicy preparations used as condiments or “chutney” the Indian influenced music indigenous to the southern Caribbean
“bhaav” or “bhav” is said to be the range of critical human emotions and centers around love and spirtuality. Don’t quite see the connection. Maybe someone in IP Mas can clear that up!
Chutney Bhaav

Morgandani – all I can tell you about this is to ask Diane Hunte she designed it!

Wyatt Gallery and his Fuse Agency did a wonderful job with the calendar as usual.

The site IslandPeople Mas states that it will launch this week.


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In Indian folklore there is a story of  Krishna and his friend Kuchela.  The name Kuchela is used for Sudama, who was the colleague of Lord Krishna. ‘Ku’ means bad, ‘chela’ means student.


To Caribbean people, Kucthela is a condiment. 


To Island People Mas, Kucthela is their 5th Trinidad Mas Presentation, the band will present Kuchela Friday night at Anchorage and Tsunami.  Even the naysayers anxiously await their presentation!!!


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Harts Carnival – 50 Years of Mas

In Celebration of 50 years of Mas, Harts Carnival presents “50” for Carnival 2010. Using names of their past sections and adding a modern day twist, they have come away with an amazing selection of costumes. Cheers!!!


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