Focused on culture

The Flying Fish and Cou Cou and Harrison Cave costumes.

A winner of numerous awards for creativity through his designs, Reggie Cave will once again embark on bringing that vision to his 2012 Junior and Grand Kadooment bands.

When the Barbados TODAY team visited his Bird’s River, Deacons Road, St. Michael mas camp this evening, despite the inclement weather, he and volunteers were busy making costumes.

He said his adult offering this year would pay tribute to traditional Bajan aspects in the form of the Super Centre Bajan Masquerade.

“I wanted something that would reflect us and our culture. Basically, since a lot of the bands are moving away from portraying our culture and our way of life I thought that I should definitely go into that aspect this year. I am using feathers but I am trying to use it in a very creative way as oppose to making it the main focus of the costumes,” he said.

The band has six sections: Heritage, Harrison Cave, Flying Fish and Cou Cou, Steel Donkey, Festival Fever and Bajan Hospitality. So far the female section of both Festival Fever and Bajan Hospitality were sold out and the others were going very good, Cave said.

Traditionally a small band producer, he noted the number would not exceed 300 revellers.

A teacher at the Grazette Primary school since 1979, Cave will cater for 350 children in his Junior Kadooment band titled, MQI Hats off to NIFCA.

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