The Lost Tribe 'overwhelmed' by Large Band of the Year 2019 titles
Lost Tribe's Executive Creative Director, Valmiki Maharaj, said his team is 'overwhelmed' after learning of winning the Large Band of Year category for Carnival 2019, as well as Downtown Band of the Year.
Maharaj told LoopTT that the band's presentation 'Taj', holds a special place in his heart.
In a statement, the band said, "We are overwhelmed. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the outpouring of love and support we have received since the announcement was made earlier today.
The Lost Tribe has won not only NCC Large Band of the Year but Downtown Large Band of the Year as well with a presentation that was very near and dear to our hearts – Taj."
Today we celebrate all of our hard-working teams – design, production, administrative, security, music, road management, catering and committee, our sponsors and everyone else who had a hand in our 2019 production.
Most of all though, we celebrate our masqueraders who manifest the vision and the spirit of The Lost Tribe on the roads of Port of Spain every year.
You make every sleepless night worth it."
Lost Tribe Carnival Tuesday 2019
"While we are happy and proud of these titles, they pale in comparison to witnessing the joy, jubilation and pure excitement of our masqueraders when they come out in all their Glory.
This win is for you, the true performers and artists who breathe life into this band year in and year out.
This win is also dedicated to two people who contributed to the birth of The Lost Tribe, but who are no longer here with us in body to celebrate. Today we celebrate for Michael “Uncle Mike” Nobrega who passed away in February 2018 and Basdaye Maharaj who passed away in late 2017, just as her son, Executive Creative Director of The Lost Tribe Valmiki Maharaj returned from the trip to India that laid the foundation for Taj.
We love you and we thank you!"