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30+ years of the Mas Band
 

Established as a Radical Mas Band in 1983, People’s World (formerly People’s War) Carnival Band has brought a Carnival Costume Band onto the streets of Notting Hill at Carnival time for the past 21 years.  We have a policy of ensuring that the themes we portray have something to say about the world around us and there is always an historically educational element.  Our ethics are steeped in a commitment to ‘Tell It Like It Is’ and hence our themes also try to make social commentary about relevant issues.  Although serious subject matter is covered, themes are portrayed with humour and satire. 

 
 
 2003 ANCESTRAL VOICES – Celebrating Past Spirits that Still Influence Us Today
 Sections: ANCESTRAL VOICES – Celebrating Past Spirits that Still Influence Us Today
Unity – The Spirit of Bob Marley
Culture – The Spirit of Lord Kitchener
Fortitude – The Spirit of Claudia Jones
Freedom – The Spirit of Marcus Garvey

 

 2002 WE PUT THE “GREAT” IN BRITAIN – Celebrating the Pioneers of the Commonwealth
 Sections: Sugar, sugar
Cane Cutters
The Wheels of Industry - The Miners & Steelworkers
Cocoa
The Dark Satanic Mills - Cotton
The Golden Children of the Commonwealth

 

 2001 LOST EMPIRES
 Sections: Nubian Kush & Slaves
Minoan Bull Acrobat
Roman Centurian & Woman
The Moghuls

 

 2000 BRASIL 500: Ordem e Progresso??
 Sections: Affluence and Poverty
The Lost Tribes
Football Heroes
Orixas, Vodins & Inkisis Vs Catholicism

 

 1999 TRAIL OF TEARS – The Native Americans
 Sections: Cherokees – The Trail of Tears
Apache Warriors
Shoshone – Bear Creek Massacre
Hopi – Warriors of the Rainbow
Seminoles – The Runaways

 

 1998 AFTER THE WINDRUSH: 50 Years of the Caribbean Contribution to Britain
 Sections: The Wings of War
A Riot of Colour
Blues Dance
Our Contribution-Caribbean Kitchen, TASPO, Carnival
Sailors Ashore in the Economy

 

 1997 UNITED IN RIDDIM – Music of the Diaspora
 Sections: Soca – Trinidad
Ring bang – Barbados
Zouk – St Lucia
Ragga – Jamaica
Hi Life – West Africa
Jungle – Britain

 

 1996 UNTOLD STORIES
 Sections: How the West Was Won (in Black and White)
Devils in Blue
Crime Has No Colour
Jahaji Bhai – Brotherhood of the Boat
Zumbi, Hero of Brazil

 

 1995 HAITI: Let Freedom Rain!
 Sections: Splashes of Liberte
Orisha – Making Rain

 

 1994 BACK TO BASICS BRITAIN
 Sections: Selling Off the Family Jewels
Scandal in the Cabinet
Poverty is Hell

 

 1993 CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL! We Ting
 Sections: Cropover Kadooment
Jab Jab: Slaves No More
Roots of Mas
Burokeet Bachannal
Wave Yuh Flag If You Got A Festival
Kalenda Stick Fighter

 

 1992 BLACK IS…Part 2…A Celebration of Civilisations, Inventions, Cultures, Leaders and Music
 Sections: Harriet Tubman
Sweet Pan
500 Years of Resistance to Columbus
Soca – Raga – Rap
Orishas of the New World

 

 1991 BLACK IS…A Celebration of Civilisations, Inventions, Cultures, Leaders and Music
 Sections: Ancient Egypt
(Kemet) People of African and Asian Descent
Beautiful Rainbow
No Sell Out Malcolm X
Garret, Morgan, Inventor of Traffic Lights

 

 1990 GINNALS AND MAMAGUY: Who Are Dey Fooling!
 Sections: Scotland Yardies
Safe in Our Hands – the NHS
Tebbits Cricket Supporters

 

 1989 VICTORY AT CUITO CUANAVALE – Free South Africa!
 Sections: MPLA and SWAPA Bush Soldiers
Viva Cubana: Star of the Caribbean
Scouts: Keeping Our Eyes on South Africa
Free South Africa
British, American & UNITA Boer Devils

 

 1988 NO DON’T STOP DE CARNIVAL!
 Sections: Camboulay
J’Ouvert (Jouvay)
Children of the Frontline ’76

 

 1987 SPARROW’S “JEAN AND DINAH”
 Sections: Glamour Boys
Jean and Dinah
Rosita and Clementina
Yankee Sailor

 

 1986 THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG IN PARADISE
 Sections: IMF
Poverty and Corruption
Limers – the Unemployed

 

 1985 NONE BUT OURSELVES
 Sections: Nanny of the Maroons
Queen Nzinga
Fire in Soweto – Free Azania!
Rebel: Sandinista Street Fighter

 

 1984 COME WHAT MAY WE’RE HERE TO STAY
 Sections: African Connections
Daughters of Asia
Caribbean Resistance
Youth of Today
African Feelings

 

 1983 T SHIRT AND CAP BAND
  John Roach 1 of 3 Founded PWCB