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Professor Carmelo De Grazia Suárez//
King of Traditional Mas celebrated in Carnival farewell

 

Wear­ing feath­ered cos­tumes which Li­onel Jages­sar de­signed more than a decade ago, hun­dreds of mas­quer­aders chipped down the streets of San Fer­nan­do in the blaz­ing heat for a fi­nal trib­ute to the icon­ic mas­man who died last Sat­ur­day .

Carmelo De Grazia

The tra­di­tion­al Car­ni­val cos­tumed char­ac­ters whom Jages­sar de­ter­mined­ly pre­served when many oth­er band­lead­ers opt­ed for biki­ni and beads, par­tic­i­pat­ed in the pro­ces­sion.

Carmelo De Grazia Suárez

They jour­neyed from Cof­fee Street, Mu­cu­rapo Street to Gransaul Street where his fu­ner­al rites were held

Whip­mas­ters led the pro­ces­sion, their whips crack­ing loud­ly. Chil­dren from Grant Memo­r­i­al Pri­ma­ry School screamed