Monday, 12 October 2009 12:31
It may be only October, but at #29 Ariapita Avenue, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Carnival.
The address is the home of Ronnie & Caro, the prize-winning medium-sized band run by soca music veteran Ronnie Mac Intosh and his wife.
Entering into the showroom, visitors are greeted by costumed mannequins, representing the ten different sections of the band’s portrayal for Carnival 2010, and by the smiling faces of mas camp staffers Gilda Lewis and Wendy Roberts.
The two are more than happy to show the costumes, for males and females, and to let potential mas-players know what the band has got to offer.
Entitled ‘Tribute’, the band’s 2010 portrayal is dedicated to some of the design icons of the Carnival tradition, including Harold Saldenah, Peter Minshall, George Bailey Raoul Garib and Edmund and Lil Hart.
Gilda and Wendy report that masqueraders have been steadily registering to play mas on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, with some sections already sold out.
Masqueraders who join their band will enjoy lots of goodies, including lunch on Carnival Monday and breakfast on Tuesday, snacks lollies and liqueur-soaked prunes, tequila shots and drinks from a premium bar. T-shirts, vests and back packs are also part of the package.
And most important, say Wendy and Gilda, they promise an “unforgettable time on the road.”
Interested persons can contact the band at
, at (868) 627-6945, or view their website at www.ronnieandcaro.com.