Sesame Carnival Band Launch 2017
Mas at Sesame began at the interception of the organization with the children and adults both being involved in the production and participation. Since no one in the organization was really versed in the actual mas making, we decided to do something simple with printed Tee Shirts and sailor caps with Silhouettes Steel Orchestra supplying the beautiful music and we looked fantastic. Although the production was a big hit with our members and supporters, the adults lost interest in playing mas the following year.
In 1991, while President of Sesame Flyers International Incorporated, Winston Munroe was approached by Derrick Noel at the Hawks' Christmas Dance to start an Adult Mas Band collaborative effort with his production company "Deck Production".
I approached my Executive Committee with the idea and they welcomed it, with one reservation (who will produce the mas?). Hyacinth Williams agreed to make a trip to Trinidad to scout out some of the mas producers including Wayne Berkley, Peter Minshall, and Steven Lee Young. We made the decision to work with Steven Lee Young, since he seemed to be the most accommodating. Steve produced 1,000 costumes for us in 1992 with the theme "Excerpts Of The New World". Needless to say we were a big hit on the parkway, the production changed the face of Mas in Brooklyn, New York.
We placed third in the competition that year and we have not looked back since.
Come out this year and celebrate the culture of the Caribbean with Sesame Flyers International. For more information you can contact us at 718.693.0500 or you can visit the Mas Camp at 3510 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.For more information Email Us
I been with sesame for 14 yrs!!! My love for them is endless. I am a die hard sesame masqueraders. Just like everyone they have there flaws but at the end of the day they are awesome. They look out and care for their masqueraders.
I have been with sesame 20 years when I play with them I feel safe my kids grew up in sesame only problem I have they need tighter security I know they try they best. Love Sesame Flyers International!!!
We were at the bandlaunch this year and I would have to admit that Sesame Flyers International and Sesame Carnival has slammed all competition this year. I am proud to be part of Sesame Flyers International and La Vie
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