Thursday, February 22, 2018

In the midst of it*


I keep making a distinction between the mas player and the masquerader. Some say I am wrong, but I still argue that the mas player is the real thing. Mas players are people like myself who, from the captain’s first knock on the pan, calling his band to order on Jouvert morning, become absorbed in a complete experience in which we are transported woozily over the next two days, savouring all of the chaos and creativity of the mas.

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