West-Can Folk Performing Co.

Carnival Is... Mas, Movement & Music 

Carnival Is… Mas, Movement & Music!

A project led by West-Can Folk Performing Co. aimed at rejuvenating the Carnival Spirit through Masquerade, Movement & Music. We shared in the rich traditions of Caribbean carnival through lectures and workshops focused on the history of carnival in various Caribbean countries, Caribbean carnival costume making, calypso, soca, steelpan and carnival dance.

Over the last 10 months, West-Can has been conducting workshops nurturing the carnival spirits of Montrealers. Hundreds of sequins, drum beats and dance moves later, we’re coming to you ‘the community” for support for the grand finale!

We are excited to announce we will be hosting a Caribbean Carnival Exhibition On October 28th, 2023. This event promises to be a celebration of culture, creativity, and community.

 Contact: 514-641-9149, westcanfolk@gmail.com for tickets


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Carnival Is...Mas, Movement & Music

Frequently Asked Questions

The “Carnival Is…Mas, Movement & Music” program is open to people of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are an experienced carnival enthusiast or new to the world of carnival arts, we welcome you to join us and discover the joy and energy of this vibrant cultural celebration.

Through our workshops and lectures, you can expect to learn the creative process of costume making, the rhythms and techniques of steel pan playing, composition and performance of calypso and soca songs and the dynamic movements of traditional carnival dance. Our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way and help you develop your skills and confidence in the carnival arts.

Yes, there is a 5$ one time registration fee to participate in the “Carnival Is…Mas, Movement & Music” program. You will have access to all lectures, workshops and materials.

To sign up for the “Carnival Is… Mas, Movement & Music” program, please contact us for more information on how to register. We look forward to having you join us and become a part of the mass movement that is carnival!