The circus came to town last Saturday.
And no it wasn’t the Suarez Brothers or Barnum Brothers. It was. Dragon Flag’s 2014 mas band offering for Crop Over. The Cir–Cus, as it is themed, descended on the Wildey Great House in Wildey St Michael for a showing that bandleader Rodney Powers summed up as “fun” and “funk” inspired.
The band has four sections: The Vintage Tamers, The Imaginary World, The Harlequin and the U Luv Crop Over section which is powered by U’luka Vodka. Powers told Bajan Vibes this year they believed it was an important element they catered for everyone on the road, hence every size, height or personality is welcomed in their band.
“From the plus size to the petite,
we want to make sure that they are comfortable on the road. For us it is about the experience and the service that are provided,” he added.
One main focus of the band, now in its third year, is forming linkages throughout the region. Powers said that they would be going “all out” to make this happen. He said through this process there can be an exchange, not only of employment but also experience and already they have been making this happen, particularly with Trinidad and Tobago.
“We realize that is important. Trinidad and Tobago use Barbadian models in their campaigns, why can’t we use Trinidadian models as well and have Barbadians work with them so that they can show us how they sell costumes, how they promote the carnival? This year we had Lillian Lee-Singh and she was amazing. She worked with the girls, she helped them with their poses, put them into position and brought them into character. They had an amazing time.” Powers added.
Photos compliments Rodney Powers.
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