D’Midas International New York, Inc. says it is celebrating life and the survivors of cancer with “Rebirth” this Labor Day.
Band leader, president and co-founder, Glenn A. Fahie Turnbull, said masqueraders will, as usual, “have a great time with family and friends, as we put on a splendor of strength, grit and pride, as we show how survivors show the grace of dealing with this deadly disease.”
Fahie Turnbull, who has been participating in carnival in the Big Apple for over 25 years, told Caribbean Life that “Rebirth” comprises nine mixed sections, with about 10 masqueraders per section.
“We hope to place in all the categories we enter: King, Character Male and Female, and children as well,” he said.
“We always put our best foot forward, so we always have high expectations and hope to place in the top three in our category,” he added.
Fahie Turnbull said D’Midas International New York, Inc., over the years, has placed consistently in the top categories in the carnival, including the top position of King and Queen of the Bands.
He said “a variety of DJs will be appearing on the truck, with the main DJ Kamakaze, from Queens.”
Fahie Turnbull said D’Midas International New York, Inc. was formed in the 1990’s by “a group of concerned parents and friends from several Caribbean islands to teach and carry on the mas artform and cultural aspects of Caribbean culture by teaching young people the art form.”
He said the band comprises “a blend of different Caribbean cultures – Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and the Virgin Islands.”
The mas camp is located at 1619 Nostrand Ave., between Tilden Avenue and Beverley Road in Brooklyn.
Fahie Turnbull can be reached at (718) 462-6137.