Another masquerade band launches its Kadooment costumes
Khepri Kulture, pronounced ‘KEH-PREE CUL-TURE’, is the newest Crop Over band on the scene and they have made their entrance in a big way.
Last Sunday on the grounds of George Washington House, the masquerade band hosted an impressive launch event which showcased all of what it has in store for Kadooment 2018.
One of the featured pieces of the evening was a beautifully crocheted frontline costume by Christian Gibbs for the section Baili Mami. Other sections of the band include Journey, Rebellion, Break Free and One Love.
Khepri, which is a word derived from the Egyptian language, symbolizes for the band the act of transformation or rebirth, allowing an element or force of nature to come into being or change.
The “vibiest” band in Bim is also proud of the fact that it is managed by young professionals.
One of its sponsors, Silent Morning, originated out of a party cruise in Trinidad. The group, which will be supporting the Baila Mami section, was convinced by regional promoter Gregory Greenidge to partner with the owner of Khepri, Jason Simms Simmons, to bring the Silent Morning flavour to Crop Over.
“You are supposed to enjoy [the costumes]. You are supposed to be fussy when you are on the road,” Greenidge said in an interview with Bajan Vibes.
Baggio Best of Flava Nation, who sponsors the One Love section, also said they were looking forward to bringing true “flava” to Crop Over. (KK)