Trop Twel may very well be the se­cret for­mula for play­ing mass and win­ning!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre again sprang to life this week with the vi­brant dis­play of cos­tumes in the an­nual King and Queen of the Bands Com­pe­ti­tion. Trop Twel (too much cloth) may very well be the se­cret to play­ing mass and tak­ing home ti­tles as proven by the Tribe of Twel.

The Na­tional Car­ni­val Queen Pageant, Ju­nior Car­ni­val and In­ter-Com­mer­cial Com­pe­ti­tion have all been ma­jor high­light Car­ni­val events lead­ing up to the dis­play of the Kings and Queens parad­ing in their dy­nam­i­cally crafted cos­tumes.

Tribe of Twel has once again set prece­dence win­ning the King and Queen of the Bands ti­tles. Though the band mem­bers have been crit­i­cized in pre­vi­ous years by rev­ellers and the pub­lic alike for us­ing too much cloth, this has proven to be their se­cret weapon, or rather win­ning for­mula, as they have once again man­aged to claim both ti­tles.

Eight Kings and six Queens graced the out­door stage splen­didly adorned with an ar­ray of daz­zling colour and cre­ativ­ity, dis­played through their ex­clu­sive cos­tumes, uniquely de­signed and crafted to rep­re­sent the cho­sen theme of each band. The de­pic­tions were noth­ing short of sen­sa­tional with nar­ra­tors de­liv­er­ing a ver­bal syn­op­sis of the por­tray­als.

MC Scady Dot P had the task of keep­ing the au­di­ence en­ter­tained for the night and that he eas­ily did, en­gag­ing those in at­ten­dance with his coy hu­mour. In spite of the in­clement weather, the au­di­ence re­mained un­daunted and un­wa­ver­ing, with per­sons walk­ing fully armed with um­brel­las ready to deal with the spo­radic show­ers that the night brought.

There was no short­age of en­ter­tain­ment with Ezra D’Fun Ma­chine, Scooby and Jiggy per­form­ing their hit sin­gle ‘Swim My Way’. Reign­ing Soca Monarch King Arthur and the Eval­u­cian band also made a grand ap­pear­ance adding even more thrill to the show. The crowd re­ceived an un­ex­pected yet wel­come treat of mas­quer­aders fully decked out in tra­di­tional cos­tumes and cul­tural at­tire, plus stilt walk­ers who danced and pranced around with great ease and vi­brancy, all ac­com­pa­nied by a live band.

End­ing the night with a bang and emerg­ing as win­ner was the Tribe of Twel Band with its por­trayal of As­cen­sion. With mu­sic to match the theme, the tri­umphant King de­signer Adrian Augier beau­ti­fully dis­played his mag­nif­i­cently made cos­tume in­deed fit only for a king. Tribe of Twel made two prom­i­nent ap­pear­ances with two bril­liantly crafted cos­tumes in the male and fe­male rounds, play­ing mass in their grandiose cos­tumes, fes­tooned with in­trigu­ing de­tail, fully cap­ti­vat­ing the at­ten­tion of the au­di­ence.

Gospel mu­sic dur­ing car­ni­val? Tribe of Twel gave new mean­ing to the con­cept; some­thing dif­fer­ent but soon catch­ing on with the crowd as peo­ple swayed to the lyrics and melodies of in­spi­ra­tional tracks.

It will be in­ter­est­ing to see what Tribe of Twel will bring to both the stage and the road on Car­ni­val Mon­day and Tues­day.

Augier Claims the crown for Tribe of Twel.

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