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Anya Ayoung-Chee presents Cheyenne for Tribe 10

Trinidad’s own Anya Ayoung-Chee, Project Runway Season Nine Winner, former Miss Trinidad & Tobago, fashion designer, philantropist and all around sweeheart, presented her section Cheyenne for Carnival Tribe’s Tenth year anniversary presentation of Tribe 10.








Designed by Anya Ayoung-Chee
Full costume details & options coming soon!
Photography by Laura Ferreira

Also, please keep your eyes out for an online/physical shop that is tailored by Anya to further meet your Carnival needs. The shop will be providing Monday wear, footwear and various other accessories! You can play mas in Tribe 10 in full high fashion glory!

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Tribe 10 Carnival 2014 Teaser

I hope you all have your tickets! See you in the Savannah!!!

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Tribe 2014 Band Launch


For all you last minute Lucy’s who did not jump on this the minute it landed in your email.

TRIBE 2014 Band Launch
Saturday 20th July | Tribal Reservation
(Queen’s Park Savannah)
Drinks Inclusive!! (Rum, Beer, Vodka)

Tickets on sale NOW to 2013 Masqueraders ONLY
TRIBE & BLISS 2013 Masqueraders – $280 (Until Thurs 11th July | Subject to availability)
Non-Masqueraders – Special Ltd. Adv. $320 almost SOLD OUT!
Ltd. Adv. $350 thereafter

Tickets available at TRIBE Mas Camp and Committee Members
20 Rosalino Street, Woodbrook
Mon-Fri 12pm-6pm

Committee Members
Aaron Fingal 736-7676 | Arvinder Rampersad 729-8765 | Brendon Clement 687-6871 | Bruce Shepherd 788-1263 | Cher Singh 787-1795 | Cherrise Alexander 756-6865 | Chike Philip 460-2965 | Chris Carim 744-7970 | Crystal Lee Kim 744-2331 | Dominique De Verteuil 799-6213 | Elysee Gilbert 299-9636 | Gabby Gonsalves 739-2968 | Greer Iton 465-6618 | Hannah Samuel 745-3795 | Jamie Aqui 753-5154 | Jardena Harding 620-8548 | Jeremy Tai Chew 330-7922 | Jessica Mohammed 796-9108 | Jehan Singh 760-0820 | Joel Lynch 678-6172 | Joshua Brown 473-7426 | Kandace Price 689-6087 | Kearlene Crosby 758-5022 | Kerrie Kim Kirton 488-2386 | Kevin Homer 687-0501 | Kimberly Ella Tang 685-0363 | Kristi-Anne Chin 682-8835 | Marcus Rowley 328-1616 | Marvin Carmino 770-8315 | Natalia Garcia 465-4097 | Nathan Dookie 482-5158 | Narissa Field 756-6628 | Nicholas Patrick 781-7781 | Nicholas Gill 687-7099 | Rachel Wharton 713-9590 | Rebecca Elias 313-2006 | Ricarda Thompson 792-2002 | Rian Ramrattan 714-4309 | Ryan Henrique 744-2257 | Shane Baird 727-4263 | Shannon Billioun 785-3768 | Sharise Rhyner 729-3051 | Sherayne Welch 722-3389 | Sommer-Jo Olliviere 384-8444 | Steven Luk Pat 680-6957 | Toni-Marie Chin 739-8641 | Zikomo Townsend 347-4064

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New Music Precision Productions – Paradise Riddim – Buy it on ITunes

Perfect music for help get you through your day at work!
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Butterfiles, Beasts and Bacchanal – Tribe Carnival 2013

Let me start this by saying this is my favorite Tribe presentation to date. Ole time something being my second favorite. The reason is simple, all together on the stage, it looks like MAS! It is not out of the box, over the top creative, but it is colorful, pretty and to the point of the theme. Yes it has been done before, and yes this is much younger, much sexier, it’s 2012 for goodness sake, nothing is how it “used to be”.

Below I have included the descriptions and photos from Tribe as well as a photo of the actual butterfly that the costume is to represent. Most of the costumes do an excellent job of portraying their namesakes. During my impromptu butterfly research I also discovered that the Issoria is actualy the Issoria Lathonia, which is known as the Queen of Spain butterflies. Interestingly I searched high and low for a “ray of light’ butterfly only to find that the closest thing to it is the butterfly ray/moth fish that looks very much like it’s costume counterpart. Papillon is the french word for butterfly, as well as the memorable 1982 presentation by Peter Minshall. I’ve included a picture of his presenation as the image embodies what I grew up thinking mas should look like and is why I’ve fallen for the stage presentation of Tribes 2013 launch.

The Keepers of the Kingdom

The Backpacks, Headpieces and Wings designed by Douglas John
Male Costumes designed by Gina Maingot & Kirk Jaimungal

DAGGERTAIL BY MONIQUE NOBREGA – FIERY: Feisty and fearless, thriving on independence, she lives life on the edge but still manages to keep her reputation and composure utterly flawless. She is sometimes described as wild by the butterflies closest to her as no one is ever able to anticipate her next move.


ADMIRAL BY MONIQUE NOBREGA – SCORCHING: Famous for her smoldering beauty, this butterfly is no stranger to fire as she flaunts around the kingdom, unafraid of scorching her fellow butterflies with envy. Watch out for her- this butterfly spits fire! [This section is promoted by Scorch Magazine]


MADAGASCAN SUNSET BY MONQIUE NOBREGA – ROMANTIC: A hopeless romantic… always seeing the bright side of everyone and everything. She sees life through rose tinted spectacles and refuses to give up or her idealistic views on what love is. She is adamant that the right beast just hasn’t found her yet.


REGAL EMPEROR BY GAIL CABRAL – PASSIONATE: Brimming with enthusiasm, she is passionate and driven. She submits herself completely to any task she may have at hand and always performs to the very best of her ability, committing herself honorably and selflessly.

ISSORA BY LANA NOBREGA – RACY: She is never quite able to sit still, is outspoken and fearlessly risqué! This butterfly unalterably puts herself in dangerous situations, mercilessly driven by her irresistible desire to tempt fate.


MONARCH BY VALMIKI MAHARAJ – FIERCE: Domineering and sometimes mistaken for aggressive, she is fierce and unapologetic; she utilizes her captivating beauty and her bold attitude to propel her way through life.

AZURE BY VALMIKI MAHARAJ – SENSUAL: A butterfly capable of arousing all the senses, she is a natural enticer, able to commandeer any beast without saying a word. Before he knows it, the beast will be at her feet ready to do whatever it takes to be in her favor.

KALLIMINI BY NINA ALCANTARA & MARIA ELENA JUTE– AFFECTIONATE: Affectionate and sincere, this butterfly is kind and painfully sweet. The other butterflies in the kingdom envy her for her subtle and innocent charm that allows her to captivate the majority of the beast’s hearts.

PAPILO BY SOLANGE SHAW-GOPAUL – SEDUCTIVE: This seductress of the kingdom uses her sexuality to manipulate the beast to get exactly what she wants. She is undoubtedly one of the most seductive butterflies in the kingdom and flaunts this characteristic with confidence.

COPPER PEACOCK BY MELISSA JAMES – FLIRTATIOUS: Frustrated beasts dub her a tease. She doesn’t see it that way though! She is fun and carefree, and she knows exactly what to do to entice the beast with her sweet and innocent demeanor without leading too much into temptation.


CRIMSON SPHINX BY SONIA MARCANO – SPIRITED: This butterfly lives life to the fullest. She is free spirited and not concerned about what society may think of her. She refuses to be tamed by any butterfly or beast. She floats through life without a care in the world and is the matriarch of spirituality in the kingdom of bacchanal.

JEZEBEL BY SOLANGE SHAW-GOPAUL – EROTIC: Bold, raunchy and unforgiving, she utilizes her undeniable sex appeal to whip all of the beasts into submission, having them all trail behind her in awe.

RAY OF LIGHT BY PETER ELIAS – BOLD: Fierce, bold and ferocious describe her. Butterflies and beasts alike envy her. She reigns with ultimate authority and respect, and sits at the right hand of the emperor.

ACARA ACRAEA BY ANYA AYOUNG CHEE – ELEGANT: She is often described as irresistible and hypnotizing. She embodies class and elegance like no other butterfly in the kingdom. She is flawless and has an impeccable attitude to match. Be careful what you say around her, you want to stay in her good books.

For more amazing photos by Trinidad Carnival Photos check their facebook gallery HERE!!!


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Tribe Carnival Band Launch – Live on CarnivalTv


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Trinidad Carnival 2013 Updates

I’ve barely been back from Trinidad a solid month and yet the Trinidad Carnival 2013 buzz is alive and kicking. We seem to be rolling right along! Yes! I absolutely love it, as I don’t care for that lull between Carnival and band launching season.

The teasing is over with Tribe and they have revealed their 2013 presentation of Butterflies, Beasts and Bacchanal. No word yet of if Bliss will have the same exact theme or not.

Spice Carnival also revealed their theme of Gimme Five, in keeping with celebrating their 5th year as a band.

Fantasy will be presenting Savage which of course has been done before, interested to see what their take on it will be.

Pulse 8 will be losing a couple members of their core organization, restructuring and renaming their band for 2013, so I expect to see the press releases of the new entity and theme as soon as they sort that all out.

I haven’t heard any news from Harts, Island People Mas or Yuma Vibe for Carnival 2013 as yet. Yuma Vibe hasn’t even updated their Facebook page with a cover photo for the automatic upgrades that were made to all facebook pages on March 30.

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