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Gabriel wins again with Another Day In Paradise
Veteran mas designer Rosalind Gabriel says she is happy with her band placing first in the Junior Bands category (Large) of the NCC Band of the Year competition. She said so yesterday shortly after the results were announced at a media briefing at NCC’s offices, St Clair.
Gabriel, who was celebrating her 18th win in the category, said she was extremely happy.
“I never take winning for granted. I do my best and I hope for the best. I would love to congratulate everyone who placed in junior and senior categories.
“This is my 18th title in the NCC band of the year and each time it seems like my first time,” Gabriel said.
She said her presentation, titled Another Day in Paradise, was part of her focus on the beauty of the country.
“Every year I try to focus on a different part of life in T&T and I choose different places which are like national treasures. They are exquisite places to visit and I try to showcase that,” she added.
Senior Band of the Year — Large:
1. Ronnie and Caro: Tears of...
2. The Lost Tribe— Magical Experience Ltd: The Lost Tribe,
3. Trini Revellers: A Touch of Woodbrook, Now and Then.
4. Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra: Sailors Ashore at Elmina.
5. Legacy: Life.
Senior Band of The Year — Medium:
1. K2K Alliance and Partners: Searching for Shangri La Your Garden of Eden.
2. Just Wee and Friends: Celebrating We Own.
3. Flirt: Classic of Soca.
4. Mas Passion: Jubilation, The Celebration of Life.
5. D KREWE: Flashback.
Senior Band of the Year — Small:
1. Tribal Connection Cultural Promotion: Through Indian Eyes.
2. Cat in Bag Productions: Dog Show.
3. Splash-D-Mas Band: An Enchanted Journey.
Senior Band of the Year — Mini:
1. The Original Jab Ja: Traditional Warriors.
2. Cheyenne People Native of the Plains: Cheyenne People Native of the Plains.
3. Rhapsody in Blue: Doctor Devils.
4. 2001 Jab Molassie: It In We Blood
Junior Bands Competition:
1. Rosalind Gabriel Carnival Productions Ltd: Another Day in Paradise.
2. Carnival Babies TT: From One Island To Another.
3. Zabapique Production: Let’s Celebrate.
1. Classix Production: Out of Africa.
2. Baps Mas Committee: Bluetifully Blessed.
3. Mt Lambert RC School: Play Nah! We Doh Want To Forget.
1. Bits and Bites Productions: Imaginarium.
2. Spoilt Rotten Kids: The Big Easy, New Orleans.
1. A Touch of India.
2. La Ta Caille Kidz: Mother Nature And Her Wonders.
3. The Reservation: Totems.