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Etienne Charles rehearses the road band in the living room of his mother’s home in Glencoe. The close quarters would seem spacious when the band needed to fit into the trailer on Carnival Monday. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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David Rudder rehearses his 2017 Carnival song, This is Trinidad with the band on Carnival Sunday evening. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Etienne Charles rehearses the road band in the living room of his mother’s home in Glencoe. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Etienne Charles rehearses his road band on Carnival Sunday evening at his mother's Glencoe home. Tony Woodroofe at left and Shaka Charles (partly hidden), comprised the horn section with the trumpeter. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Costume distribution on Tragarete Road. The band had sold out three times by Carnival weekend. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Charles’ aunt, Marcelline Mendez-Charles folds band t-shirts at the Tragarete Road distribution point for costumes. The band sold out three times, at 500, 700 and finally 1,000 players before it closed for good. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Costume distribution on Tragarete Road. The band had sold out three times by Carnival weekend. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Etienne Charles greets friends on his arrival at the band’s meeting point on Carnival Monday. To his left is dancer Adele Bynoe and his sister, Abby, is on his right in the gold mask. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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As the band gathers numbers at its meeting point on Long Circular Road, friends gather and chat while the trailer is prepared. It would leave just over an hour late on Carnival Monday. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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As the band gathers numbers at its meeting point on Long Circular Road, friends gather and chat while the trailer is prepared. It would leave just over an hour late on Carnival Monday. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Sound engineer Robin Foster (left) discusses loading logistics with Etienne Charles on Carnival Monday afternoon as the band prepares to leave its assembly point. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Road crew unpack equipment for loading on the trailer bed. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Trombonist Shaka Charles chats on the pavement (right) while the road crew loads amplifiers and other gear into the trailer. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Sound engineers Robin Foster (left) and Tony Rollins (right, at soundboard) review connections and background tech as the trailer nears readiness. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Road crew remove a layer of speakers from the trailer to make room for the band. It would still be a tight fit. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Drummer KV Marcelle compresses his kit to fit into the trailer bed. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Part of the 13-strong band settle into position on the trailer, from left, Clint DeCoteau, KJ Marcelle, Neil Payne and Dean Williams. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Etienne Charles and David Rudder soundcheck with the band as it moves off to begin its Carnival Monday route. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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We the People on Long Circular Road on Carnival Monday. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Etienne Charles and David Rudder soundcheck with the band as it moves off to begin its Carnival Monday route. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Dr Keith Rowley and his wife, Sharon (right) jump with the band as they leave St James for the parade route. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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We the People leaves St James on Carnival Monday. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Etienne Charles and David Rudder soundcheck with the band as it moves off to begin its Carnival Monday route. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.