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Designer Follette Eustace and Rosalind Gabriel look at prototypes and cloth samples for the band.

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Designer Follette Eustace and Rosalind Gabriel look at prototypes and cloth samples for the band.

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Children enjoy frozen treats at the band's launch in September 2014.

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Rosalind Gabriel measures a young masquerader at the band's launch in September 2014.

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Children discuss and photograph the costume designs at the band’s launch in September 2014

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The band’s launch party in September 2014 offered treats for the potential masqueraders.

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A child admires the costumes at the band’s launch in September 2014.

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Michael Padia works on a costume at the band’s Woodbrook mas camp.

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Michael Padia works on a costume at the band’s Woodbrook mas camp.

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Rosalind Gabriel discusses costume options with customers at her Woodbrook mas camp.

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Rosalind Gabriel reviews cloth samples in the band’s reference book on a visit to Yufe’s in Maraval as employee Keon Bain waits to assist.

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Finished sailor caps for the section African Art.

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Finished costumes for Play One for Cito hang in Rosalind Gabriel’s mas camp. The children keep their costumes for a year after Carnival and are often called out for performances.

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Finished backpack frames hang at the mascamp. The larger pieces slot into the back of these frames.

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Detail work in progress on costumes for Play One for Cito at the mascamp.

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Rosalind Gabriel prepares a receipt for final payment on a costume on collection day while a co-worker demonstrates a band t-shirt.

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Consolidated Cargo makes one of their delivery vans available to the band to move large costume backpack pieces to the first of the venues the band will compete at, the St Anthony’s Children’s Carnival.

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Bandleader Rosalind Gabriel organises her band, Play One for Cito, before its first performance for the season at the St Anthony’s Children’s Carnival.

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Waiting to perform before the band’s performance at the St Anthony’s Children’s Carnival.

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Band seamstress Marlene Greaves makes final adjustments to a costume on a masquerader in the African Art section.

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A masquerader in full costume stands ready before the band’s performance at the St Anthony’s Children’s Carnival.

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The band begins to queue to perform at the St Anthony’s Children’s Carnival. Gabriel fields a medium band of between 150 to 200 masqueraders.

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Sharon Maraj, Marlene Greaves and Adlyn Brizan discuss the evening’s progress on costumes for Play One for Cito.

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Tenecia Williams, at front, left, makes last-minute repairs to a costume as the band gathers to perform at the Red Cross Children’s Carnival.

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Three friends chat in the band during a lull on the track leading to the Queen’s Park Savannah stage at the Red Cross Children’s Carnival.

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A young masquerader waits for the band to perform at the St Anthony’s Children’s Carnival.

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A young masquerader from Gabriel’s band Play One for Cito, gets a final touchup on her makeup before performing at the Red Cross Children’s Carnival. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Rosalind Gabriel works with a parent on making last adjustments to a child’s costume.

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Rosalind Gabriel adjusts a backpack with CNC3 presenter Seigonie Mohammed on the Savannah track before the band performs at the Red Cross Children’s Carnival.

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Masqueraders in the section Fun and Laughter queue up on the Savannah track.

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A young masquerader prepares to perform at the Red Cross Children’s Carnival.

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Masqueraders in the section Fun and Laughter queue up on the Savannah track.

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Young Aaiden Roach enjoys a frozen treat at the foot of the Savannah stage before the band’s appearance at the Red Cross Children’s Carnival.

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Masqueraders from the section Fun and Laughter perform at the Red Cross Children’s Carnival

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The section African Art from Play One for Cito parades for the judges at the Red Cross Children’s Carnival.

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Play One for Cito prepares for its final jump on the stage at the Red Cross Children’s Carnival.

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Richard Leera prepares fine components for assembly.