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"The future of mas has arrived.
The band that successfully mixes
Carnival fun and mas design," says
Maurice Chevalier, leader of mas
band SO.BE.IT Carnival.
SO.BE.IT Carnival impressed in
its second year on the road by plac-
ing third in the Medium Band cat-
egory in the 2013 Band of the Year
competition with its innovative
portrayal of Aqua 70/30 which
explored " the Eternal Equation---
30 per cent to 70 per cent---of flesh
to water, land to ocean, material to
divine...," according to Chevalier.
"The band was also a historic
design collaboration between a
series of Trinidad s most talented
visual artists and mas artisans."
This collaboration continues this
year with the portrayal of Sky &
Light where the team explores
another aspect of the elemental
world; the world of the heavens.
According to Chevalier, Sky &
Light is about the magical world
of the heavens.
The aspirational, the unattain-
able, the realm of fantasy and
dreams.... the world of clouds, rain-
bows, planets and the aurora bore-
alis. The kingdom of the sun, the
moon, the stars, lightning and
flight... The first divine element,
the Big Bang, the "Let there be
Costume sections, designed by
Robert Frederick, will include Twi-
light; Clouds; Nebula; Light; Angels;
Stars; and more.
In the past Frederick has done
work with Peter Minshall and Brian
The band s mas camp is located
at 10 Dennis Mahabir Street, Wood-
brook, and registration has begun.
Sky & Light will be a Monday/
Tuesday all-inclusive, premium-
drinks jump-up experience. Further
information is available at 384-
9051, 735-7611, and 797-0949 or
at the Sky & Light Web site
www.sobeitcarnival.com/or at the
Sky & Light SO.BE.ITCARNIVAL
2014 Facebook page.
Chevalier said that on both Car-
nival days breakfast, lunch, snacks,
and premium drinks will be served
on the road and there will both top
DJs like Joy Juice and live music on
the road. He said band members
are also assured of a safe and secure
jump-up with an effective security
Band members also have a special
J Ouvert option because Generation
Lion Jouvay is the official J Ouvert
band for Sky and Light with its
portrayal of Dawn/mudlight.
Call 797-0949 for more details.
Mas band explores
of the heavens
Using the appropriately roman-
tic theme A Prelude to Valentine,
Pedro Christopher Lezama will
launch his debut CD---Pure Pleas-
ure---with two concerts at the
Learning Resource Centre, UWI,
on the evenings of February 7-8,
from 7.30 to 9 pm each evening.
The repertoire is an eclectic mix
of ten carefully chosen "covers"
arranged by Orville Roach that
includes She s Royal, Set my Soul
on Fire, Sweet Love, Stand by Me
and Who the Cap Fit.
The concept, meticulously illus-
trated by Kenneth Scott, depicts
pure, viscous honey oozing from
the bell of a tenor saxophone.
A joint executive production by
Pedro Lezama and Simeon Sandi-
ford, the album was recorded in
multiple-track format at the Sanch
prototype studio by Sean Sandiford;
copies were replicated in New York
by Play-It Productions.
A release from the producers said
Pure Pleasure is available in multiple
digital formats from The Sanch
Marketplace; this includes high-
resolution 24-bit files for computer
audio, being introduced by Sanch
Before the concert, there will be
wine-tasting experiences courtesy
Norton Bordega cellars of Argentina
distributed by Angostura, appro-
priately supported by finger snacks
from Sheldon Ross.
Blink broadband will demonstrate
the latest in mobile communica-
tions technology as Sanch sets the
mood with memorable nuance-
filled Panorama renditions played
at panyard tempo.
Part proceeds will go towards
building a Learning Management
System for Pan in Education, a col-
laborative effort between Sanch
and the Ministry of Tertiary Edu-
cation & Skills Training, (MTEST).
For more information, contact
Sanch Electronix, or call 752-
Sax man Lezama set to launch debut CD
black and silver
costume is from
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