Ayisha

NAME: Ayisha


OCCUPATION:

Financial Risk Officer


COUNTRY:

The Netherlands


WHEN AND WHERE WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU TOOK PART IN CARNIVAL?

My first carnival experience was actually as a young child during Kiddies Carnival with the group Lilliput Theatre in Trinidad and Tobago where I am from. I played Mas every year as the costumes used were also part of the dance and drama school's annual production in May. Once I became a teenager, my mom allowed me to play J'ouvert with 3 Canal. To this day, if I am in Trinidad for Carnival, J'ouvert morning still finds me playing Mas with them. My first time playing "big people pretty Mas" was in 2002 also in Trinidad.



WHICH BAND DID YOU PLAY WITH?

"Big people pretty Mas" was with Harts.


DESCRIBE YOUR COSTUME IF YOU CAN REMEMBER?

All I can remember is that it was a Red, Backline Costume.


WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TUNE THAT CARNIVAL?

Trinidad! Jump up. Where my people :) - Trinidad - Naya George.


WHAT’S THE FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK OF THIS DAY? Happiness! The joy I always feel whenever I hit the road in my costume and hear the sound of sweet Soca. I was playing Mas with my school friends that year and it always brings back memories of high school days in Trini.


HAVE YOU BEEN BACK TO THIS PARTICULAR CARNIVAL?

Of course! Trini is my first home!


IS THIS YOUR FAVOURITE CARNIVAL? IF NOT, WHICH IS AND TELL US WHY.

Yes! It is where I am from and it has my heart. It is the Greatest Show on earth!


ANY CARNIVALS ON YOUR AGENDA FOR 2020?

My 2020 carnival agenda is all European - Berlin to celebrate Dutch Soca Lovers 10 year anniversary, Rotterdam, Notting Hill.


DO YOU HAVE ONE PARTICULAR CARNIVAL YOU’RE STILL DREAMING TO ATTEND ONE DAY?

Grenada, my mom's birthplace and the land of Jab.


WHAT IS YOUR FAV SOCA TUNE AT THIS MOMENT?

Dear Promoter - Voice x Kes



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