Mas lovers were treated to two band launches in one night last Saturday, as Entice Carnival shared their stage with the all-new Harts’ family Carnival band entitled Revolution.
Both bands launched their 2019 presentations before a captive and enthusiastic audience at the Queen’s Park Oval members car-park with Entice presenting nine sections for “Fete De Rue” and Revolution presenting eight sections for “Rapture”.
The two bands have also agreed to share one mas-camp on Alcazar Street in St. Clair and will also “roll together” on the road come Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
This weekend's Festival of the Bands that was due to take place over two days on Saturday and Sunday, has been reduced to just one day - Saturday and the venue has been changed to the Jean Pierre Complex.
The announcement was made of Tribe Carnival's Facebook page, attributing the change to the weather.
Muslim leaders yesterday welcomed Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s invitation for talks to clear up any misinformation related to the Carnival terror threat.
Imam Nazim Mohammed, of Masjid Umar Ibn Khattab Jamaat in Rio Claro, whose daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren travelled to war torn Iraq in 2015, said the meeting is urgently needed.
“It’s a good idea. It’s the only way we can know what is going on and for the country to return to normalcy because everyone is in a state of fear,” he said.