Last year, 2010, KARMA Carnival Band took a fairytale journey into the carnival past of a people from a little island in the sun. It was our modern reinterpretation of traditional carnival characters inspired by whence the tradition of carnival came from. That portrayal garnered for KARMA the titles of Queen of the Bands, 2nd place Adult Female Individual and 2nd place Adult Male Individual in their respective West Indian American Day Carnival Association competitions.
For 2011 KARMA will be taking our masqueraders and the general public on another journey; a journey of abandonment and escape from the worries of our everyday lives; a colorful and sequential journey above and beyond the realm of ones reality; a journey “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. The rainbow symbolizes that the storm is over and the bad times are behind us; and has always served as a covenant that all days tumultuous and gloomy shall pass for brighter, more resplendent times. So KARMA invites their patrons to free their minds and take solace in the hope that behind every dark cloud and past the horizon of their troubles is that sign that ushers in the dawning of a brand new day. And this year, just as the rainbow has always been and continues to be an awe inspiring marvel, so too will KARMA’s newest portrayal.
It was a pleasure serving our masqueraders in 2010 and moving forward, the future success of the band will require KARMA taking stock of the lessons of the past seasons, learning from and correcting any slip ups and maintaining and even improving on where we’ve went right. Over the past months we’ve been doing just that as the small but mighty KARMA Carnival Band prepares for our third foray down Eastern Parkway. Our goal once again this carnival season from start to finish will be to provide our masqueraders with professional and unrivaled service, assured quality, competitive prices, guaranteed enjoyment and an overall safe environment at all our events and especially on the road come Labor Day.
Our 2011 portrayal of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” emerges this June, and we welcome and encourage all past and prospective masqueraders to karma-long and join the small band with big bang on this journey from the silver lining that appears behind every dark cloud in our life before the emergence of the rainbow, to the coveted and abundantly enriching pot of gold that can be found at every rainbows end.