Year after year, Tribe’s has been one of the most eagerly anticipated band launches, and now, just hours away, is their 10th anniversary presentation. It should be something special for fans of traditional indian mas. Bliss (Tribe’s sister band) will also be launching their band, with a Tribute to Tribe. We’ll be there, as will the thousands of masqueraders to whom the band launch is all part of the ritual.
Carnival and mas, and all that it encompasses, is as close to religion as many people will get. Some people will play mas by any means necessary, and others just can not understand that mindset, but to those who “know Carnival”, understand, without really understanding, that there is nothing else, like a Trini Carnival, and the planning starts at the launch…..