Super Hero Mask Building Step 1

Last week, the youth and Barry students all invented superheroes, with special superhero moves. This week, we started building masks for our superheroes, using papier mache. This is a tradition used most famously in the Kanaval of Jakmel, Haiti. To inspire us, master drummer Catelus "Ton Ton" Laguerre played Haitian rhythms throughout the workshop. Attendance [...]

Eyebrow Slicer and Super Friends

Eyebrow Slicer Today was the first day of a new project: we are creating our own carnival characters by inventing our own superheroes. Master drummer Catelus "Ton Ton" Laguerre accompanied 17 young artists from Miami Bridge, 4 staff members, Dr. Landeros, 9 Barry students, and 1 community volunteer. We began as always with the energy [...]

Warrior Girls

Warrior Girls from Celeste Fraser Delgado on Vimeo. On December 15, Carnival Arts choreographer Marisol Blanco led a group of eight Warrior Girls from the PACE Center for Girls, Miami in a dance inspired by the Afro-Cuban warrior, Oya. She controls the wind, wields a machete, and is respected by all.