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Mas on the road

Mas on the road

 

A work in progress...

This series attempts to capture the community effort behind getting a band on the road to grace Europe's largest street festival - the Notting Hill Carnival (NHC) - which sweeps the British capital each year in a sea of sweat, sometimes blood and cheer, having originated over fifty years ago under the stewardship of afro-caribbean communities to smooth racial tensions. Today, it is an extravagant annual affair replete with dance routines, intoxication and raw sexuality, juxtaposed against the giddy participation of children eager to impress as young performers. Amidst mounting concerns about NHC’s safety and funding, this project sheds a light on Flagz mas(querade) band as they tailor their costumes, music and float, to revel in the lavish proceedings.

 

 
 
Dan Homer