New Band Alert - Renaissance Mas Productions
Renaissance Mas Productions (RMP) was formed by joint band leaders, Kathleen Hughes and Nataki Christmas, and a team of enthusiastic mas makers and players in September 2010. This group was birth out of Arnold Hughes & Associates, a veteran mas maker and mas player. He started making mas in Trinidad in the '60s, and has expanded to Toronto, Calgary and Washington. Arnold and his dedicated team have produced many winning costumes over the years, and have achieved the coveted title of "Band Of The Year", twice. One of the meanings of the word "renaissance" is: "The activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginning in the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from the medieval to the modern world."
Renaissance Mas Productions will mark the revival of great mas; blending the traditional & modern worlds together. Both Kathleen and Nataki grew up surrounded by mas, first starting out as players, and then eventually developed the skill of making mas. They have been a part of the team that's helped to produce many of the winning costumes for Arnold Hughes & Associates. Some of the same members of this team are now a part of Renaissance Mas Productions.