“Le’ Wi Play Mas!” Emergence & Evolution of UWI Carnival

A cameo exhibition on the history of the UWI Carnival was mounted at the UWI Museum, as a work in progress. Carnival came to Jamaica in the mid-1950s via Southern Caribbean students coming north to attend the founding Mona campus of the then University College of the West Indies (UCWI). They brought masquerade (Mas) and steel pan music, both of which ultimately infused the campus carnival by the end of the decade.

Click here to view the exhibition flyer


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