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Kelani Innocent portrays “The Princess of Haiti.”
Azia Toussaint portrays “Queen of Haiti.”
Amor Toussaint portrays “Princess of Haiti.”

Three sections will display “Haiti Royalty” in Kagie 22’s production this Labor Day Carnival.

Band leader Haitian American Karine Gilles told Caribbean Life that the all-female band will comprise 75 masqueraders altogether in the three sections: Haiti Queen, Princesses Azia and Haiti Princess Amor Toussaint.

She said besides Haitians, masqueraders are Trini-Haitian Americans and Martiniquans.

Gilles, who has been participating in the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade since 2003, said masqueraders can expect “more colorful designs and good music” this year.

She added that Kagie 22 will play “outstandin­gly” as well.

The production is assisted by Moise Desir, Guetary Roche, Rosena Destin, Pedine Nazaire, Yvener Leon, Michelle Bastien Archer, Kettelie Innocent, Kagie 22 TV staff, Radio Independence, Elegance, Planet Musical, Bebe Fritay, Yoyo Family, Tambour Universel.

Gilles said she founded Kagie 22 in 2002 as a TV show “to touch base with the community and [to] create linkage with organizations that can fulfill communities’ needs.

“Many times, our people need to know how to participate in mas camps,” she added, stating that some members are unaware of the expectations of WIADCA and the rules to be “an active camp” in the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade.

Gilles said playing in the parade is a “very productive, competitive and rewarding concept for children and adults.” She said masqueraders will sway to the beat of Sweet Micky and DJazz New York.

Gilles can be reached at (917) 348-6488 or at Kagie22@aol.com.

Updated 8:53 pm, August 30, 2017
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