The Brooklyn-based Rhythm Catcher International is stepping out of the box this year in presenting “Scandalous Bollywood” for Labor Day.
“We decided to do something different and step out the box,” said Sasha Cameau, the band’s administrative assistant, in a Caribbean Life interview.
Cameau said the portrayal is based on a movie starring “Mr. HD himself,” soca artiste Machel Montano.
Cameau said “Scandalous Bollywood” comprises 11 sections, including Karnival, Love, Freedom, Beauty, Allure Uncaptured, Royal Glam, Fantasy Peacock and Spice.
She said each section comprises a maximum of 50 masqueraders.
“New York is a big melting pot, so our masqueraders are from all over the Caribbean,” Cameau said. “Every one hopes to come in first; but, most important, all masqueraders have fun.
“We haven’t won yet, but our time is coming,” she assured, adding that masqueraders can expect “great music, a loving staff, food, beverages and, most of all, safety.”
Cameau said preparation is “going accordingly,” with “a lovely staff who works around the clock to make sure needs and deadlines are met.”
The camp was founded in 2013 by Trinidadian Anton Reynolds, who has over 20 years of mas-making experience, Cameau said.
“It has always been Anton’s dream to produce mas ever since he was a little boy back home,” she said.
Masqueraders will sway to the sounds of DJs Sterling Silver, Elegance Sounds, and Desperado.
Rhythm Catcher International can be followed on Instagram at rhythm_catcher_int.
Cameau and Reynolds can also be reached at (347) 656-0115 or (347) 681-4053.
The mas camp is located at 787 Rogers Ave., between Martense St. and Linden Blvd. in Brooklyn.