What do you get when you add a business management student with a fashion designer?
Ravin’ Vybes, a Foreday Mornin’ band.
This year band leaders, Sharon James and Sade Greene introduce, Taboo: Where Secrets Come To Play.
In February, after having a ball at Trinidad Carnival and being caught up with “the fever”, while waiting in the airport to return to the United States to her studies, Greene messaged James to ask if she would be interested in designing for a band.
Not knowing the amount of work which would have to be invested but finally with a chance to put her Associate Degree in Fashion Design from the Barbados Community College to use, she jumped at the invitation.
Their band will cater for 400 to 450 revellers and it is divided into eight sections. There are two male sections along with two female sections where women will have a choice of high waist panties, bikinis or tights to be paired with tube tops or baby tees.
The four female front line sections were designed as swim suit costumes: Secrets — yellow, turquoise and pink; Temptations — fuchsia pink, gold, sea green; Sweet Lies — purple, turquoise and gold; and Fantasy — metallic pink, yellow and green.
Speaking with Barbados TODAY via telephone this morning, James assured that even though they were new, revellers of the band could still expect to have a great time with them on the road. Jamming to the sounds of DJs Indian, Mikey Dread, Chris Gale, and Verseewild, party-goers will be treated to a package that includes unlimited drinks, breakfast, condoms, hand sanitiser, pain killers, rags, mugs, paint.
There will be fetes leading up the jump and a big “Thank You” fete afterwards. The band house is located at Wayniah’s Wholesale in Warrens Industrial Park. Registrations can be done at Show Time on Tudor Street in the City, and Urban Kidz at Sheraton Mall and Speightstown St. Peter. (KC)