Meet the Mas Bands: Vibrance Mas

Meet Vibrance, a London based family costume and t-shirt mas band.

Vibrance Mas Band by Vibrance Mas BandNotting Hill Carnival

Launched in 2016, Vibrance is a London based costume band who focus on producing unique, high quality designs, with good customer service and strong environmental ethics. 

Vibrance Mas Band by Vibrance Mas BandNotting Hill Carnival

Vibrance take a contemporary approach to their designs, whilst still heavily influenced by traditional mas. They work with the renowned artist Carl Gabriel and the late Uncle Lincoln to ensure they keep carnival traditions alive through using art to create a story, narrative or message.

Vibrance Mas Band by Vibrance Mas BandNotting Hill Carnival

Last year Vibrance set up a competition to find Official DJs for the band. The judges included 1xtra and DJ Markie. The UK Winners were DJ Championboss and DJ Kronixx who now represent the band in the USA having their own "Vibrance" show.

Vibrance Mas Band by Vibrance Mas BandNotting Hill Carnival

Vibrance take pride that masqueraders travel to the UK from around the world: the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, USA and Europe.

Vibrance Mas Band by Vibrance Mas BandNotting Hill Carnival

Being a family band, they have cultivated a friendly environment where many people feel happy attending each year.

Vibrance Mas Band by Vibrance Mas BandNotting Hill Carnival

The band was created by Cee (pictured, centre), and she is now the designer, producer and organiser of the band.

Vibrance Mas Band by Vibrance Mas BandNotting Hill Carnival

The Future of Vibrance Mas

Looking towards the future, Vibrance would like to create costumes which take a more artistic approach, with artistic designs which think outside the box and bring something new to the band, whilst still upholding rooting in the traditions of mas.

Vibrance Mas Band by Vibrance Mas BandNotting Hill Carnival

Vibrance believe in community, and they want everyone to leave their footprint in the band, even if they are not able to be on the road. 

Vibrance Mas Band by Vibrance Mas BandNotting Hill Carnival

Vibrance’s mas theme for 2021/22 is the Coral Reef. Coral reefs are massively important for islands as they protect coastlines from storms and erosion, which has influenced their choice of colours, textures and recycled materials to create structure and movement in their costumes. 

Here, watch their performance from Notting Hill Carnival 2020: Access All Areas.

If you’ve enjoyed getting to know Vibrance Mas, be sure to follow them on their socials:


Instagram: @vibrancemas
Twitter: @VibranceM
Facebook: @vibrancemas

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