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Carl Gabriel: from mas band to museum. #NHCpioneer #siasummer20nhc
August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I met Carl and Lyn at South Connection(SC) launch many years ago and over the years we became good friends working alone side each other on carnival project , I alway admire their work such amazing wire bending, I actual first knew Lyn mother Elma Betancourt (who also attended SC band launches- she use to call me Meh Lover !) from playing mas with her in Minshall in Trinidad( sadly both Lyn and Elma pass away recently ) …Rx
“My godmother lived on the route to Skinner Park in San Fernando, when all the bands had to pass down Rushford Street,” he explains, “and because my family was well-known, a lot of players had to pop in for rice and peas. So that’s where I saw everything, and this latent memory is what keeps me producing the sort of work that I produce today. Caribbean Beat Magazine -By David Katz
And another good read from the Metro …
‘I draw out the designs,’ says Carl, ‘but the ideas come from me and from books. I don’t want to look at other carnival stuff because I don’t want to be influenced.’ Metro by Simon Gage