"Stop claiming credit for works of others
BY SEAN NERO
Nine-time King of Carnival, Curtis Eustace, wants bandleaders to stop stealing ideas from young mas designers and crediting such work as their own.
He said many bandleaders were still taking ideas for creations, in which they had no active involvement, as their own. This practice, he said, must stop.
Eustace said in doing so, they stifled designers, especially the emerging ones.
He expressed his concern on Friday when his band, Evolution, unveiled its 2009 Carnival presentation titled Temptations, at Zen nightclub on Keate Street in Port-of-Spain.
Eustace said Evolution, which burst unto the Carnival scene this year, had its eyes on the future—a future that had a place and space for young designers to explore.
“A lot of bandleaders take credit for designs that were created by other people. That happens especially to young designers.
I’m guilty of doing the same thing. I used to take credit for my King of Carnival costumes, but that was not true. My brother Marcus was responsible for my costumes,” Eustace said.
“I danced the costume better. My brother couldn’t do it, because he had two left feet. I’m just the driver. He was the creator.”
Eustace said a lot of young designers wanted a chance to exhibit their talent, and Evolution would provide them with both the platform to do so and secure their right to retain their credits."
EDIT TO ADD
(This part was in the actual papers but not on the website)
Temptations features 16 sections, with themes such as Erotic Bondage, by Nadira Bassant amd Shawn McNeil; Burning Ecstasy, by Hayden Jessop and Kester Reid; Crystal Seduction, by Godfrey Wickham; and Jewels of Desire by Baje International."
Now when I copied the article I didn't read it, I would think the guardian would post an article to its' entirety... well I was wrong!
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