Notting Hill Carnival

Winners of Carnival 2000

Grand Costume Gala 
CALYPSO MONARCH FINALS
STEELBANDS’ PANORAMA
BEST CHILDREN’s BAND ON THE ROAD
BEST ADULTS’ BAND ON THE ROAD
BEST SOCA ON THE MOVE
best steelband on the road
 

WESTERN UNION NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 
GRAND COSTUME GALA
SATURDAY 19th AUGUST 2000
MILLENNIUM DOME
RESULTS

The Grand Costume Gala took place at the MILLENNIUM DOME , Greenwich.
The Notting Hill Carnival Trust was invited by the NMEC to use this prestigious venue to stage the event.


The event was held in two stages.


Within the area of the DOME called SKYSCAPE from 11am to 6pm, several sections of the event were held. These consisted of:


5 to 8 Years Best Male Individual FINALS
5 to 8 Years Best Female Individual FINALS
5 to 8 Years Best King FINALS
5 to 8 Years Best Queen FINALS

9 to 13 Years Best Male Individual FINALS
9 to 13 Years Best Female Individual FINALS
9 to 13 Years Best King FINALS
9 to 13 Years Best Queen FINALS


14 to 16 Years Best Male Individual PRELIMINARY ROUND
14 to 16 Years Best Female Individual PRELIMINARY ROUND
14 to 16 Years Best King PRELIMINARY ROUND
14 to 14 Years Best Queen PRELIMINARY ROUND

Adults Best Male Individual PRELIMINARY ROUND
Adults Best Female Individual PRELIMINARY ROUND
Adults Best King PRELIMINARY ROUND
Adults Best Queen PRELIMINARY ROUND


Judges: Leslee Wills Textile Designer
Miranda Curran Theatrical Costumier 
Emerson Braithwaite Broadcaster

Comperes: Pam Joseph Broadcaster
Keith Khan Carnival Designer

Music: CMA DJs
Events were staged in the presence of our special guest, Mrs. Joyce Bacchus, Mayor of the London Borough of Brent.
Finally, on the big stage of the CENTRAL ARENA from 8.15pm to 10.15pm, the following FINALS were held to select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners of the various categories:


14 to 16 Years Best Male Individual FINAL ROUND
14 to 16 Years Best Female Individual FINAL ROUND
14 to 16 Years Best King FINAL ROUND
14 to 14 Years Best Queen FINAL ROUND


Adults Best Male Individual FINAL ROUND
Adults Best Female Individual FINAL ROUND
Adults Best King FINAL ROUND
Adults Best Queen FINAL ROUND



Comperes: Normski Broadcaster
Keith Khan Carnival Designer

The following COSTUME BANDS participated in the GRAND COSTUME GALA and appeared in the order as follows:

The RESULTS of the various competitions are as follows:
5 to 8 Years - BEST MALE INDIVIDUAL
1st Place
Band: Yaa Asantewaa CC 
Designer: Nadella Benjamin
Theme: YAA BRATIONS - The Celebration, the Vibration of YAA
Yaa Brations is about the new beginning in the new millennium for the Yaa which has been at the forefront of the development of Black Arts in the UK. Yaa Asantewaa celebrates twenty one years of history as a Black Arts Centre and celebrates with the spectrum of Black cultures that have been featured at the Yaa over the last two decades.

CONTESTANT: Nahshan Blondell
PORTRAYAL: YAABRATIONS - Celebrating Black Power


2nd Place
Band: Mahogany Arts 
Designer: Clary Salandy
Theme: CARNIVAL MESSIAH - The Unique Street Experience 
The theme creates a contemporary context for the Messiah for the New Millennium. People moving forward in common unity embodying spiritual traditions. This passage is portrayed in four sub sections of Creation, Evil and the Underworld, The Spirit Rising and Rejoice.

CONTESTANT: Aaron Jeffers
PORTRAYAL: THE ROBBER


3rd Place
Band: St. Clement & St. James CC 
Designer: Clare Richards
Theme: THE SEVEN DAYS OF CREATION
The theme is in celebration of the Creation through demonstrating the power and overwhelming beauty of the Natural World, through its colour, detail and size. In the beginning God created... and on the seventh day, the day of rest, the world was completed.

CONTESTANT: Jonathan Oriba
PORTRAYAL: CREATION: SUN, MOON AND STARS
5 to 8 Years - BEST FEMALE INDIVIDUAL


1st Place
Band: South Connections CC 
Designer: Ray Mahabir
Theme: CANBOULAY 
Canboulay is a celebration of resistance and emancipation which re-enacts the days when enslaved Africans were driven with cracking whips to put out the fires on the sugar cane fields. The cane was burnt before harvesting to kill off the unwanted reptiles and insects. From this burning emerged new life and sweetness.

CONTESTANT: Kamika Banton
PORTRAYAL: FIRE BURNING FIRE BRIGHT


2nd Place
Band: Mahogany Arts 
Designer: Clary Salandy
Theme: CARNIVAL MESSIAH - The Unique Street Experience 
The theme creates a contemporary context for the Messiah for the New Millennium. People moving forward in common unity embodying spiritual traditions. This passage is portrayed in four sub sections of Creation, Evil and the Underworld, The Spirit Rising and Rejoice.

CONTESTANT: Sasha Anjin
PORTRAYAL: SYMBOL OF LIFE ON EARTH


3rd Place
Band: Perpetual Beauty CC 
Designers: Jay Gardiner & The Design Team
Theme: KUNG FU - In the Year of the Dragon
Perpetual Beauty celebrates the year of the Dragon. Kung portrays the spirit of martial arts meeting club soca. The dance, the movements the strength of colour and the fantasy and reality of life all portrayed in Kung Fu.

CONTESTANT: Lee Anne Edward
PORTRAYAL: THE LIGHTRESS OF FLIGHT
5 to 8 Years - BEST KING
1st Place
Band: South Connections CC 
Designer: Ray Mahabir
Theme: CANBOULAY 
Canboulay is a celebration of resistance and emancipation which re-enacts the days when enslaved Africans were driven with cracking whips to put out the fires on the sugar cane fields. The cane was burnt before harvesting to kill off the unwanted reptiles and insects. From this burning emerged new life and sweetness.

CONTESTANT: Vernon Rodney
PORTRAYAL: THE STING

2nd Place
Band: Mahogany Arts 
Designer: Clary Salandy
Theme: CARNIVAL MESSIAH - The Unique Street Experience 
The theme creates a contemporary context for the Messiah for the New Millennium. People moving forward in common unity embodying spiritual traditions. This passage is portrayed in four sub sections of Creation, Evil and the Underworld, The Spirit Rising and Rejoice.

CONTESTANT: Ryan Ward
PORTRAYAL: ANGEL GABRIEL

3rd Place
Band: Perpetual Beauty CC 
Designers: Dwayne Thomas & The Design Team
Theme: KUNG FU - In the Year of the Dragon
Perpetual Beauty celebrates the year of the Dragon. Kung portrays the spirit of martial arts meeting club soca. The dance, the movements the strength of colour and the fantasy and reality of life all portrayed in Kung Fu.

CONTESTANT: Kasheen Thomas
PORTRAYAL: KUNG FU CHU
5 to 8 Years - BEST QUEEN
1st Place
Band: Masquerade 2000 
Designer: Lincoln Rahamut & David Brown
Theme: CELEBRATION 
Celebration is the fourth part of a journey across the Caribbean, celebrating Caribbean people from then until now. The costumes incorporate bright, vibrant colours reflecting the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its people. We celebrate our Carnival that was founded by the people of the Caribbean.

CONTESTANT: Vanencia Shakes
PORTRAYAL: JELLY FISH MOTION


2nd Place
Band: South Connections CC 
Designer: Ray Mahabir
Theme: CANBOULAY 
Canboulay is a celebration of resistance and emancipation which re-enacts the days when enslaved Africans were driven with cracking whips to put out the fires on the sugar cane fields. The cane was burnt before harvesting to kill off the unwanted reptiles and insects. From this burning emerged new life and sweetness.

CONTESTANT: Renata Andrews
PORTRAYAL: WILDFIRE


3rd Place
Band: Yaa Asantewaa CC 
Designer: Nadella Benjamin
Theme: YAA BRATIONS - The Celebration, the Vibration of YAA
Yaa Brations is about the new beginning in the new millennium for the Yaa which has been at the forefront of the development of Black Arts in the UK. Yaa Asantewaa celebrates twenty one years of history as a Black Arts Centre and celebrates with the spectrum of Black cultures that have been featured at the Yaa over the last two decades.

CONTESTANT: Camille St. Omer
PORTRAYAL: YAABRATION - Celebrating Caribbean Dance
9 to 13 Years - BEST MALE INDIVIDUAL
1st Place
Band: Masquerade 2000 
Designer: Lincoln Rahamut & David Brown
Theme: CELEBRATION 
Celebration is the fourth part of a journey across the Caribbean, celebrating Caribbean people from then until now. The costumes incorporate bright, vibrant colours reflecting the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its people. We celebrate our Carnival that was founded by the people of the Caribbean.

CONTESTANT: Matthew Hall
PORTRAYAL: TREASURE OF THE ANDES


2nd Place
Band: Dragons CC 
Designer: Denise Keane-Grant
Theme: DELIGHTS OF THE SKY 2000
Look into the sky and marvel at its beauty. The shapes, the brightness and the constellation which encouraged man to fantasise, giving names and meanings to the different stars. The sky holds a particular fascination and delight.

CONTESTANT: Abeeku Phillip Forde
PORTRAYAL: THE RISING SUN


3rd Place
Band: Mahogany Arts 
Designer: Clary Salandy
Theme: CARNIVAL MESSIAH - The Unique Street Experience 
The theme creates a contemporary context for the Messiah for the New Millennium. People moving forward in common unity embodying spiritual traditions. This passage is portrayed in four sub sections of Creation, Evil and the Underworld, The Spirit Rising and Rejoice.

CONTESTANT: Damian Robinson
PORTRAYAL: THE FLAME 
9 to 13 Years - BEST FEMALE INDIVIDUAL
1st Place
Band: Mahogany Arts 
Designer: Clary Salandy
Theme: CARNIVAL MESSIAH - The Unique Street Experience 
The theme creates a contemporary context for the Messiah for the New Millennium. People moving forward in common unity embodying spiritual traditions. This passage is portrayed in four sub sections of Creation, Evil and the Underworld, The Spirit Rising and Rejoice.

CONTESTANT: Roxanne Francis
PORTRAYAL: THE BALANCE OF THE FORCES


2nd Place
Band: Masquerade 2000 
Designer: Lincoln Rahamut & David Brown
Theme: CELEBRATION 
Celebration is the fourth part of a journey across the Caribbean, celebrating Caribbean people from then until now. The costumes incorporate bright, vibrant colours reflecting the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its people. We celebrate our Carnival that was founded by the people of the Caribbean.

CONTESTANT: Victoria Phillips
PORTRAYAL: FAN DANCER


3rd Place
Band: Burrokeets CC 
Designer: Claudette Watson
Theme: D'WILD WILD WEST 
The theme portrays the history of the West from the time the Whites conquered and pushed the Native Americans further back, the cowboys who were as lawless as the laws they stood for, the show girls and their frills, the rhinestone cowboys and girls, the ranchers and cattle hands. YeeHaa!!!!!!

CONTESTANT: Sophia Joseph
PORTRAYAL: ANNIE OAKLEY - LADY OF THE WEST
9 to 13 Years - BEST KING
1st Place
Band: South Connections CC 
Designer: Ray Mahabir
Theme: CANBOULAY 
Canboulay is a celebration of resistance and emancipation which re-enacts the days when enslaved Africans were driven with cracking whips to put out the fires on the sugar cane fields. The cane was burnt before harvesting to kill off the unwanted reptiles and insects. From this burning emerged new life and sweetness.
CONTESTANT: Andre Prospere
PORTRAYAL: DE CHANTUELLE Africaness

2nd Place
Band: Mahogany Arts 
Designer: Clary Salandy
Theme: CARNIVAL MESSIAH - The Unique Street Experience 
The theme creates a contemporary context for the Messiah for the New Millennium. People moving forward in common unity embodying spiritual traditions. This passage is portrayed in four sub sections of Creation, Evil and the Underworld, The Spirit Rising and Rejoice.
CONTESTANT: Curtis Robinson
PORTRAYAL: THE DARK ANGEL - ESHU

3rd Place
Band: Phoenix Carnival Costume Band 
Designer: Monty Ward & Kieran Daley Ward
Theme: THE GATHERING 
The gathering of the various tribes of American Indians. Their feathered headpieces, their choreographed dances in celebration of a proud and lost nation.
CONTESTANT: Aaron Brown
PORTRAYAL: CHIEF CRAZY HORSE (Warrior)

3rd Place
Band: Masquerade 2000 
Designer: Lincoln Rahamut & David Brown
Theme: CELEBRATION 
Celebration is the fourth part of a journey across the Caribbean, celebrating Caribbean people from then until now. The costumes incorporate bright, vibrant colours reflecting the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its people. We celebrate our Carnival that was founded by the people of the Caribbean.

CONTESTANT: Bradley Pascal
PORTRAYAL: PELEUS - SON OF THE GREEK KING AEGINA 

9 to 13 Years - BEST QUEEN
1st Place
Band: Trinidad & Tobago CC 
Designer: Matthew Roberts
Theme: SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA
The theme presents a reflection of the native people of South and Central America before the conquistadors came and changed their way of life. Life before and life after colonisation.

CONTESTANT: Cherise Brooks Nimrod
PORTRAYAL: HEAT


2nd Place
Band: Masquerade 2000 
Designer: Lincoln Rahamut & David Brown
Theme: CELEBRATION 
Celebration is the fourth part of a journey across the Caribbean, celebrating Caribbean people from then until now. The costumes incorporate bright, vibrant colours reflecting the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its people. We celebrate our Carnival that was founded by the people of the Caribbean.

CONTESTANT: Natasha Norman
PORTRAYAL: TRINI STYLE


3rd Place
Band: Perpetual Beauty CC 
Designers: Jay Gardiner and The Design Team
Theme: KUNG FU - In the Year of the Dragon
Perpetual Beauty celebrates the year of the Dragon. Kung portrays the spirit of martial arts meeting club soca. The dance, the movements the strength of colour and the fantasy and reality of life all portrayed in Kung Fu.

CONTESTANT: Ellesse Lee
PORTRAYAL: GOOD LUCK DOLPHINS


14-16 Years - BEST MALE INDIVIDUAL


1st Place
Band: Trinidad & Tobago CC 
Designer: Matthew Roberts
Theme: SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA
The theme presents a reflection of the native people of South and Central America before the conquistadors came and changed their way of life. Life before and life after colonisation.

CONTESTANT: Christon Sookoo
PORTRAYAL: THE GUARDIAN


2nd Place
Band: Mahogany Arts 
Designer: Clary Salandy
Theme: CARNIVAL MESSIAH - The Unique Street Experience
The theme creates a contemporary context for the Messiah for the New Millennium. People moving forward in common unity embodying spiritual traditions. This passage is portrayed in four sub sections of Creation, Evil and the Underworld, The Spirit Rising and Rejoice.

CONTESTANT: Nathan Gordon
PORTRAYAL: THE DOVE OF PEACE



3rd Place
Band: The Bride CC 
Designers: Angela Essien 
Theme: THE WEDDING BANQUET 
A Millennium Wedding Party which includes the Wise Virgins. Confusion and uncertainty reign but culminate in joy and union as families come together to support the bride and groom.

CONTESTANT: Aaron Woodland
PORTRAYAL: THE RING BEARER
14 to 16 Years - BEST FEMALE INDIVIDUAL<\a>
1st Place
Band: Mahogany Arts 
Designer: Clary Salandy
Theme: CARNIVAL MESSIAH - The Unique Street Experience 
The theme creates a contemporary context for the Messiah for the New Millennium. People moving forward in common unity embodying spiritual traditions. This passage is portrayed in four sub sections of Creation, Evil and the Underworld, The Spirit Rising and Rejoice.

CONTESTANT: Melissa Morrison
PORTRAYAL: COLOURS OF LIGHT


2nd Place
Band: Yaa Asantewaa CC 
Designer: Nadella Benjamin
Theme: YAA BRATIONS - The Celebration, the Vibration of YAA
Yaa Brations is about the new beginning in the new millennium for the Yaa which has been at the forefront of the development of Black Arts in the UK. Yaa Asantewaa celebrates twenty one years of history as a Black Arts Centre and celebrates with the spectrum of Black cultures that have been featured at the Yaa over the last two decades.

CONTESTANT: Jonita Laidley
PORTRAYAL: YAABRATIONS - Celebrating D Free Spirit



3rd Place
Band: Masquerade 2000 
Designer: Lincoln Rahamut & David Brown
Theme: CELEBRATION 
Celebration is the fourth part of a journey across the Caribbean, celebrating Caribbean people from then until now. The costumes incorporate bright, vibrant colours reflecting the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its people. We celebrate our Carnival that was founded by the people of the Caribbean.

CONTESTANT: Rose Zana Commettant
PORTRAYAL: MY BEAUTIFUL AFRICA
14 to 16 Years - BEST KING
1st Place
Band: Masquerade 2000 
Designer: Lincoln Rahamut & David Brown
Theme: CELEBRATION 
Celebration is the fourth part of a journey across the Caribbean, celebrating Caribbean people from then until now. The costumes incorporate bright, vibrant colours reflecting the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its people. We celebrate our Carnival that was founded by the people of the Caribbean.

CONTESTANT: Ricky Shakes
PORTRAYAL: MONTEZUMA


2nd Place
Band: South Connections CC 
Designer: Ray Mahabir
Theme: CANBOULAY 
Canboulay is a celebration of resistance and emancipation which re-enacts the days when enslaved Africans were driven with cracking whips to put out the fires on the sugar cane fields. The cane was burnt before harvesting to kill off the unwanted reptiles and insects. From this burning emerged new life and sweetness.

CONTESTANT: Gavin DaCosta
PORTRAYAL: FLAMBEAUX



3rd Place
Band: Yaa Asantewaa CC 
Designer: Nadella Benjamin
Theme: YAA BRATIONS - The Celebration, the Vibration of YAA
Yaa Brations is about the new beginning in the new millennium for the Yaa which has been at the forefront of the development of Black Arts in the UK. Yaa Asantewaa celebrates twenty one years of history as a Black Arts Centre and celebrates with the spectrum of Black cultures that have been featured at the Yaa over the last two decades.

CONTESTANT: Daron Jackson
PORTRAYAL: YAABRATIONS - Celebrating Unity


14 to 16 Years - BEST QUEEN
1st Place
Band: Masquerade 2000 
Designer: Lincoln Rahamut & David Brown
Theme: CELEBRATION 
Celebration is the fourth part of a journey across the Caribbean, celebrating Caribbean people from then until now. The costumes incorporate bright, vibrant colours reflecting the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its people. We celebrate our Carnival that was founded by the people of the Caribbean.

CONTESTANT: Maria Kerr
PORTRAYAL: JEWEL OF THE NILE


2nd Place
Band: Perpetual Beauty CC 
Designer: John Taylor and The Design Team
Theme: KUNG FU - In the Year of the Dragon
Perpetual Beauty celebrates the year of the Dragon. Kung portrays the spirit of martial arts meeting club soca. The dance, the movements the strength of colour and the fantasy and reality of life all portrayed in Kung Fu.

CONTESTANT: Carla Nhariwa
PORTRAYAL: UNLEASH THE DRAGON



3rd Place
Band: The Ruff Diamond Explosion 
Designer: Carol Gaspard
Theme: PANTHEON OF THE GODS 
The theme is based around the planets in our Solar System, Venus, Mercury, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Each planet is represented through dance and costume. The Queen, Goddess of Love Aphrodite, is beautiful and alluring, self obsessed and is magical in her dance and portrayal in ‘celebration of herself‘.

CONTESTANT: Emma Whyte
PORTRAYAL: PISCES
ADULTS - BEST MALE INDIVIDUAL
1st Place
Band: Genesis CC 
Designer: Vernon Williams
Theme: EAST MEETS WEST 
A fantasy portrayal of costumes from the East and West - costumes from the East made with lots of swirling cloth to costumes of the West, short skimpy and sporty. The contrast between the two cultures is clear.

CONTESTANT: Kevin Williams
PORTRAYAL: PRIDE OF THE EAST


2nd Place
Band: Mahogany Arts 
Designer: Clary Salandy
Theme: CARNIVAL MESSIAH - The Unique Street Experience 
The theme creates a contemporary context for the Messiah for the New Millennium. People moving forward in common unity embodying spiritual traditions. This passage is portrayed in four sub sections of Creation, Evil and the Underworld, The Spirit Rising and Rejoice.

CONTESTANT: Stephen Ramdeen
PORTRAYAL: HOPE


3rd Place
Band: Masquerade 2000 
Designer: Lincoln Rahamut & David Brown
Theme: CELEBRATION 
Celebration is the fourth part of a journey across the Caribbean, celebrating Caribbean people from then until now. The costumes incorporate bright, vibrant colours reflecting the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its people. We celebrate our Carnival that was founded by the people of the Caribbean.

CONTESTANT: Davidson Sookhansingh
PORTRAYAL: CHROMISM - “A CARNIVAL OF CHROME”
ADULTS - BEST FEMALE
1st Place
Band: BeeRaaHar Sweet Combination 
Designer: David Grant
Theme: Y2K CELEBRATION 
In celebration of the celebrations for Y2K - the Millennium Dome, the London Eye, the £5 Millennium Coin, the Millennium Peace Doves, the Flame of Fortune etc.

CONTESTANT: Victoria Robinson
PORTRAYAL: THE EYES OF THE MILLENNIUM


2nd Place
Band: South Connections CC 
Designer: Ray Mahabir
Theme: CANBOULAY 
Canboulay is a celebration of resistance and emancipation which re-enacts the days when enslaved Africans were driven with cracking whips to put out the fires on the sugar cane fields. The cane was burnt before harvesting to kill off the unwanted reptiles and insects. From this burning emerged new life and sweetness.

CONTESTANT: Avion Mookram
PORTRAYAL: MAMA LA TERRE


3rd Place
Band: Mangrove Mas 
Designer: Arthur Peters
Theme: TO HELL WID DAT TOO! DEVIL 2000
Devil Mas Mangrove style. Witches, Dragons, Devils, Beasts, the Satanic Bride that defy description come together in a frenzy of HELLFIRE.

CONTESTANT: Corran Malcolm
PORTRAYAL: SATANIC BRIDE
ADULTS - BEST KING
1st Place
Band: Dragons CC 
Designer: Denise Keane-Grant
Theme: DELIGHTS OF THE SKY 2000
Look into the sky and marvel at its beauty. The shapes, the brightness and the constellation which encouraged man to fantasise, giving names and meanings to the different stars. The sky holds a particular fascination and delight.

CONTESTANT: Carl Morris
PORTRAYAL: THE ECLIPSE


2nd Place
Band: Mangrove Mas 
Designer: Carl Gabrielle
Theme: TO HELL WID DAT TOO! DEVIL 2000
Devil Mas Mangrove style. Witches, Dragons, Devils, Beasts, the Satanic Bride that defy description come together in a frenzy of hellfire.

CONTESTANT: Gary Bruce
PORTRAYAL: SATAN


3rd Place
Band: Genesis CC 
Designer: Vernon Williams
Theme: EAST MEETS WEST 
A fantasy portrayal of costumes from the East and West - costumes from the East made with lots of swirling cloth to costumes of the West, short skimpy and sporty. The contrast between the two cultures is clear.

CONTESTANT: Amos Armstrong
PORTRAYAL: JUMBIE IN THE DRAGON’s LAIR
ADULTS - BEST QUEEN
1st Place
Band: Mahogany Arts 
Designer: Clary Salandy
Theme: CARNIVAL MESSIAH - The Unique Street Experience 
The theme creates a contemporary context for the Messiah for the New Millennium. People moving forward in common unity embodying spiritual traditions. This passage is portrayed in four sub sections of Creation, Evil and the Underworld, The Spirit Rising and Rejoice.

CONTESTANT: Tamiko Chambers
PORTRAYAL: MAMA GOD


2nd Place
Band: Masquerade 2000 
Designer: Lincoln Rahamut & David Brown
Theme: CELEBRATION 
Celebration is the fourth part of a journey across the Caribbean, celebrating Caribbean people from then until now. The costumes incorporate bright, vibrant colours reflecting the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its people. We celebrate our Carnival that was founded by the people of the Caribbean.

CONTESTANT: Sally Ann Rahamut
PORTRAYAL: SERMON


3rd Place
Band: The Ruff Diamond Explosion 
Designer: Shaun Carrington
Theme: PANTHEON OF THE GODS 
The theme is based around the planets in our Solar System, Venus, Mercury, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Each planet is represented through dance and costume. The Queen, Goddess of Love Aphrodite, is beautiful and alluring, self obsessed and is magical in her dance and portrayal in ‘celebration of herself‘.

CONTESTANT: Brenda Leacock
PORTRAYAL: APHRODITE

THE WESTERN UNION NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
CALYPSO MONARCH FINALS
TABERNACLE ARTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE
FRIDAY 25th AUGUST 2000

 

The CALYPSO MONARCH FINALS were held on Carnival Friday Night.
The show was in two halves. The following Calypsonians participated in the order as listed and sang two Calypsos each, covering a number of themes:


1st CALYPSO
Order Name Stage Name Calypso
1 Odian Cyrus SKUNKY Shadow of Apartheid
2 Wendy Lewis WEN’D Mother Africa
3 Kerwin Dubois KERWIN DUBOIS The Ever Changing Times
4 Michael Friday CONGOS Respect to Pan
5 Grace Lewis MISS GRACIOUS Go DJ
6 Wayne Maraj S.W. STORM Thank you
7 Joseph Fleming SONO Caribbean Blues
8 Andy Allen KING COBRA You Can’t Keep Me Down


2nd CALYPSO
Order Name Stage Name Calypso
1 Odian Cyrus SKUNKY Gay Men
2 Wendy Lewis WEN’D Iron in the Charcoal
3 Kerwin Dubois KERWIN DUBOIS Gone Against
4 Michael Friday CONGOS War No More
5 Grace Lewis MISS GRACIOUS Mr Pizza Man
6 Wayne Maraj S.W. STORM Don’t Stop the Carnival
7 Joseph Fleming SONO Hey Girl
8 Andy Allen KING COBRA Carnival is

Compere: Ortneil Bacchus aka TOBAGO CARUSOE
Band: THE JUICY ARKESTRA
Judges: Selwyn Tarradath (Pan Trinbago)
Sol Amarfio (Osibisa)
Sonia McLetchie (University of the West Indies)

RESULTS

1st Place
CALYPSO MONARCH 2000

Kerwin Dubois 

Ever Changing Times
2000 A brand new era
2000 Does it hold Disaster
Do we tip our hats off to you
Or do we applaud you with Boo
Ah Asking questions ‘cause ah want to know
Are you a blessing from the skies
Or Armageddon in disguise
Or must we sit back and watch yuh show, watch yuh show

Even in these ever changing times
Gunshots fill de air is like music to a gangsta
Even in these ever changing times
Will food be rare and will poor people die out from hunger
Is their next meal near or must they just sit down and wonder
Will rivers in Africa still flow blood
Must America expect plenty flood
I’ll wait and see, I’ll wait patiently
2000 What yuh bring for we
As long as it still have aids and herpes
What yuh bringing for we!

2nd Place

S.W. STORM

3rd Place

SKUNKY

 

THE WESTERN UNION NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
STEELBANDS’ PANORAMA
HORNIMANS PLEASANCE
SATURDAY 26th AUGUST 2000

 

The STEELBANDS’ PANORAMA was held on Carnival Saturday Night at Hornimans Pleasance, Kensal Road.

The following bands appeared in the order stated and played one piece each:


Number 1: EBONY STEEL ORCHESTRA
Tune: Celebration in Steel by Hollis Wright
Arranger: Anise ‘Haffers’ Hadeed
Tuner: Dudley Dickson
Manager: Pepe Francis
Captain: Makili Fredricks

Number 2: MANGROVE STEEL ORCHESTRA
Tune: Picture on My Wall by Oba Sinette
Arranger: Len ‘Boogsie’ Sharpe
Tuners: Michael ‘Bubbles’ Olivierre and Roland Harrigan
Manager: Matthew Phillip
Captain: Justin Russell

Number 3: STARDUST STEEL ORCHESTRA
Tune: Picture on My Wall by Oba Sinette
Arranger: Randolph Baptiste
Tuner: Dudley Dickson
Manager: Randolph Baptiste
Captain: Tara Baptiste

Number 4: LONDON ALL STARS STEEL BAND
Tune: Picture on My Wall by Oba Sinette
Arrangers: Frank and Phillip Rollock
Tuner: Frank Rollock
Manager: Frank Rollock
Captain: Frank Rollock jnr.

Number 5: METRONOMES STEEL ORCHESTRA
Tune: Picture on My Wall by Oba Sinette
Arranger: Yohan Poppewell
Tuners: Michael ‘Bubbles’ Olivierre & Grafton Yearwood
Manager: Eversley Mills
Captains: Stevenson Moses & Chris Joseph


Number 6: SOUTHSIDE HARMONICS STEEL ORCHESTRA
Tune: Picture on My Wall by Oba Sinette
Arranger: Eustace Benjamin
Tuner: Gerald Forsythe
Manager: John Forster
Captain: Julian Gibbs


Number 7: GLISSANDO STEEL ORCHESTRA
Tune: Picture on My Wall by Oba Sinette
Arranger: Rudy ‘Two Lef’ Smith
Tuners: Bertrand Parris & Clifford Alfred
Manager: Chris Cox
Captain: Christine De Gallerie


Number 8: NORTH STARS STEEL ORCHESTRA
Tune: Pan is Mine by Colin Lucas
Arranger: Kenneth ‘Guppy’ Brown
Tuners: Kenrick Parmel & Herman ‘Guppy’ Brown
Manager: Kelvin Benjamin
Captain: Leroy Sylvester


Number 9: ECLIPSE STEEL ORCHESTRA
Tune: Picture on My Wall by Oba Sinette
Arranger: Kurt Jagdeo
Tuners: Grafton & Biggs Yearwood and Dudley Dickson
Manager: Gregory Gordon
Captain: Mark Williams


RESULTS


1st Place
PANORAMA CHAMPIONS 2000


MANGROVE STEEL ORCHESTRA
Tune: Picture on My Wall by Oba Sinette
Arranger: Len ‘Boogsie’ Sharpe
Tuners: Michael ‘Bubbles’ Olivierre and Roland Harrigan
Manager: Matthew Phillip
Captain: Justin Russell

BEST ARRANGER
Len ‘Boogsie’ Sharpe

2nd Place
EBONY STEEL ORCHESTRA
Tune: Celebration in Steel by Hollis Wright
Arranger: Anise ‘Haffers’ Hadeed
Tuner: Dudley Dickson
Manager: Pepe Francis
Captain: Makili Fredricks

3rd Place 
GLISSANDO STEEL ORCHESTRA
Tune: Picture on My Wall by Oba Sinette
Arranger: Rudy ‘Two Lef’ Smith
Tuners: Bertrand Parris & Clifford Alfred
Manager: Chris Cox
Captain: Christine De Gallerie

COMPERE: Smokey Joe
MUSIC: CMA DJs
JUDGES: Selwyn Tarradath
Wade Austin
David Waddell

WESTERN UNION NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 
BEST CHILDREN’s BAND ON THE ROAD
SUNDAY 27th AUGUST 2000
AT THE JUDGING POINT

RESULTS

1st Place
Band: PERPETUAL BEAUTY CARNIVAL CLUB
Designers: Jay Gardiner & The Design Team
Theme: KUNG FU - In the Year of the Dragon
Perpetual Beauty celebrates the year of the Dragon. Kung portrays the spirit of martial arts meeting club soca. The dance, the movements the strength of colour and the fantasy and reality of life are all portrayed in Kung Fu.

2nd Place
Band: RUFF DIAMOND EXPLOSION
Designer: Shaun Carrington
Theme: PANTHEON OF THE GODS 
The theme is based around the planets in our Solar System, Venus, Mercury, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Each planet is represented through dance and costume. 

3rd Place
Band: MASQUERADE 2000 ASSOCIATES
Designer: Lincoln Rahamut & David Brown
Theme: CELEBRATION 
Celebration is the fourth part of a journey across the Caribbean, celebrating Caribbean people from then until now. The costumes incorporate bright, vibrant colours reflecting the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its people. Masquerade 2000 Associates celebrates our Carnival that was founded by the people of the Caribbean.

WESTERN UNION NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 
BEST ADULTS’ BAND ON THE ROAD
MONDAY 28th AUGUST 2000
AT THE JUDGING POINT


RESULTS

1st Place
Band: MAHOGANY ARTS 
Designer: Clary Salandy
Theme: CARNIVAL MESSIAH - The Unique Street Experience 
The theme creates a contemporary context for the Messiah for the New Millennium. People moving forward in common unity, embodying spiritual traditions. This passage is portrayed in four sub sections of Creation, Evil and the Underworld, The Spirit Rising and Rejoice.

2nd Place
Band: Yaa Asantewaa CC 
Designer: Nadella Benjamin
Theme: YAA BRATIONS - The Celebration, the Vibration of YAA
Yaa Brations is about the new beginning in the new millennium for the Yaa Asantewaa Carnival Club which has been at the forefront of the development of Black Arts in the UK. Yaa Asantewaa celebrates twenty one years of history as a Black Arts Centre and celebrates with the spectrum of Black cultures that have been featured at the Yaa over the last two decades.

3rd Place
Band: MASQUERADE 2000 ASSOCIATES
Designer: Lincoln Rahamut & David Brown
Theme: CELEBRATION 
Celebration is the fourth part of a journey across the Caribbean, celebrating Caribbean people from then until now. The costumes incorporate bright, vibrant colours reflecting the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its people. Masquerade 2000 Associates celebrates our Carnival that was founded by the people of the Caribbean.

WESTERN UNION NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 
BEST SOCA ON THE MOVE
SUNDAY 27th AUGUST 2000
AT THE JUDGING POINT

RESULTS

1st Place
BEST SOCA ON THE MOVE CHAMPION 2000
Soca Massive

2nd Place
Masquerade 2000 Powerbase

3rd Place
Visions

WESTERN UNION NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 
BEST STEELBAND ON THE ROAD
SUNDAY 27th AUGUST 2000
AT THE JUDGING POINT

RESULTS

1st Place
BEST STEELBAND ON THE ROAD
Ebony Steel Orchestra

2nd Place
Reel Steel Steel Orchestra

3rd Place
Hammered Steel Steel Orchestra

WESTERN UNION NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 
BEST SOCA ON THE MOVE
SUNDAY 27th AUGUST 2000
AT THE JUDGING POINT


RESULTS


1st Place
Soca Massive


2nd Place
Masquerade 2000 Powerbase


3rd Place
Visions
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