Africa: Carnival Calabar veteran Titans Mas Band wins Belize 2017 Street March
On September 9th 2017, the streets of Belize City came alive for the annual Carnival Road March 2017. The Carnival started off at 1:00pm with its new route which started from Central American Blvd. Right onto Vernon Street, Left onto Youth for the Future Drive, Across BelChina Bridge, Douglas Jones Street, into Cinderella Plaza, Left onto Kelly Street, Right onto Baymen Avenue, Left onto Princess Margaret Drive and ending at the Marion Jones Sports Complex.
This year saw the participation of eight junior bands namely: Irahunu Mas Band, Collect Royal, Trenchtown, Black Pearl, Sunshine Jr., Caribbean Treasures Mahogany and Jump Street. In the senior category saw the participation seven bands such as: Mother Nature, Belizean United, Titans Mas Band, Soca Massive, Belizean Jewels, Fantasy and Soca Moca.
This year Titans Mas Band leader and designer Mr. David Matus theme was “ Celebration of Life”, which highlighted for main types of carnival around the world namely Venice, Brazilian, Trinidada & Toabago and Mardi Gar.
A Total of 140 revelers came out to play mas with Titans Mas Band. We had four sections first being Venice, second Brazilian, third Trinidad and lastly Mardi Gar.
FIRST SECTION – VENICE
At the end of the 5 hour long event Titans Mas Band captured the first place title as Senior Winners for 2017. Mr. David Matus and Roberto Pasos also won Best designers. Titans Mas Band is a reputable senior Mas Band in Belize. Titans Costumes are well designed, artistry, talent, durability, intrinsic and extrinsic detailing and simply beautiful. Titans truly are a Mas of Class as we continue to set the standards high and contributes to Belize’s Ultimate Carnival Experience.
Prepared by: Mr. Samson Jacobs