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Unlimited Functions to produce Dimanche Gras

By Joel Julien joel.julien@trinidadexpress.com

EVENT management company, Unlimited Functions, has been selected to produce the new-look Dimanche Gras night show the Express has learnt.

Dimanche Gras translated Fat Sunday is a show which was traditionally held on the Sunday before the two days of street revelry known as Carnival.

In previous years the show incorporated the Calypso Monarch and the Kings and Queens of Carnival competitions. However, this year the recently reconstituted National Carnival Commission (NCC) led by its chairman Allison Demas announced that the Dimanche Gras show would be getting a makeover.

The Calypso Monarch competition will now be held on Carnival Thursday while the Kings and Queens competition is scheduled for Carnival Friday.

Tenders were requested for the production of this year’s Dimanche Gras show and Unlimited Management was the successful candidate, the Express has learnt. Demas confirmed Unlimited Management’s selection via text message yesterday.

Derrick Lewis the creative director for Unlimited Management yesterday told the Express that the show will be “an unprecedented entertainment experience”.

Lewis is also the founder and creative director of Island People.

“It is something refreshing, it is going to use some of the old elements and some of the things that have never been there before. It is going to stick with tradition and break with tradition where needed,” Lewis said.

Unlimited Management is expected to be presented as the producer for this year’s Dimanche Gras show today during a function at the VIP Lounge of the Queen’s Park Savannah.

Arts and Multiculturalism Minister Dr Lincoln Douglas and Demas are expected to be in attendance.

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