Fall 2013 Carnival Artists from Miami Bridge Central and Barry University explored the legacy of the Arawak people — the indigenous people of the Caribbean — also known as the Taínos.

Inspired by artifacts discovered in archeological digs, we designed masks using cardboard, paint, wire, cork, and straw in two workshops led by Rebeca Gilling. On Dec. 1, 2013, we enacted our own version of an areito ceremony, guided by choreographer and scholar Jorge Morejon.