Mash Bands put final touches in place before they get on the road on Saturday – 22nd Feb 2013
On Saturday, thousands will take to the streets as Guyana celebrates its 43rd Republic Anniversary. Designers are busy around this time of the year trying to meet their client’s order of costumes before the celebrations.
With the clock ticking, over at the Carib Mash camp all costumes are completed and the final touches are being added to the large floats.
Carib Brand Manager, Nigel Worrel said, this time around, the company is coming with fireworks down the road with this year’s winner of the Carib Soca Monarch, Jumo Primo, leading the way.
This year, the Carib band will be showcasing tribes of the Caribbean with focus on the indigenous peoples.
In the Don Gomes mash camp on Birckdam, workers are putting in the extra hours to complete the costumes of Clear Water. According to one worker, Dennis Atwell, the colours that will best depict the water company are white and blue with a touch of silver.
Clear Water is hoping to attract some seventy road revelers. This year’s Mashramani theme: “Reflecting Creativity, Embracing Diversity”, is what most designers are working with in mind as their designs come alive on February 23.