Posted by Claretta Mills – MA Candidate at NYU CLACS To play mas, in regards to carnival, means to take part in carnival festivities and activities. Masquerades are one group of performers prevalent in carnival who play mas. Traditional masqueraders are a vital and signature part of carnivals throughout the Caribbean as they simplify variousContinue reading “MAS(querade)”

The National Seminar on Copyright in the Carnival Industry

Yesterday I attended the National Seminar on Copyright in the Carnival Industry in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Honestly I didn’t know what to expect considering that the government of Trinidad and Tobago has not made any headway in negotiations with the World Intellectual Property Organization to recognize the terminology works of mas, which encompasses carnivalContinue reading “The National Seminar on Copyright in the Carnival Industry”