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Mulana ‘The Art of People’ 2001-2020

August 2020

2001-2020   Drawing on my Indo-Caribbean roots, I have used my experience gained in working with the traditions and culture of my homeland Trinidad, as inspiration for my work. However in November 2000 was my first trip to India – a dream of mine. Originally I was scared and excited to travel to india, having the […]

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The Making of Ma Ma La Terre

August 2020

The Making of Ma Ma La Terre performed by Avion Mookram at the Millennium Dome the awarding winner for Female Adult Individual created for South Connection Carnival from the band  CANBOULAY, out of the fire come, DANCE OF THE CLOTH Ray Allan Mahabir 2000. When I had the opportunity to create a band for the […]

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Alwin Chow Lin On 30 April 1935 – 29 July 2011 

August 2020

Alwin Chow Lin On 30 April 1935 – 29 July 2011  Alwin Chow Lin On, ‘Chow’ to all who knew him in the UK, sadly died on the 29 July 2011 in Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago) from a heart attack following a long illness. Born and brought up in Sangre Grane, and manager of […]

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Canboulay, out of the fire comes, DANCE OF THE CLOTH.

August 2020

In 2000 Ray Mahabir created South Connection Carnival Club’s Notting Hill carnival production entitled Canboulay, out of the fire comes, DANCE OF THE CLOTH. In researching a festival to celebrate the new millennium, I came across Canboulay, which was originally celebrated on August 1st, (the date of Emancipation celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago). Subsequently, it […]

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Liverpool – International Slavery Museum  – Sailor Mas costume 

July 2020

Liverpool – International Slavery Museum  Art Commission Brief – Sailor Mas costume  Background  The transatlantic slave trade was the greatest forced migration in history.  And yet the story of the mass enslavement of Africans is one of resilience and survival against all the odds, and is a testament to the unquenchable nature of the human spirit. In 1994, National Museums […]

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British Liberty exhibition: WEST AFRICA: WORD, SYMBOL, SONG The Bele  Costume – By Ray Mahabir  

July 2020

Commission for the British Liberty exhibition:  WEST AFRICA: WORD, SYMBOL, SONG A journey through time, the Bele Costume by Ray Mahabir is indicative of Caribbean history, struggle, freedom and celebration.  The costume relates the cross-cultural rags-to-riches story of Carnival and inspires mental imagery of the Bel Air dance, culture and folklore through the ages.    The tale commences […]

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Underneath the arches- 2012-2020

May 2020

It has always been a dream of mine that one day I will have a space to create where I can house all my passions in my life- CARNIVAL- COMMUNITY- MY INDIA WORK- FOOD…  In 2012 I got this opportunity and on the 3rd of May 2012, C.A.F.E…Carnival – Arts – Food – Empowerment, later […]

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