Three words come to mind when the word Myst is whispered. Three words come to mind when the event is branded with
Myst. And three words come to mind when hordes of people are jamming through town in the Myst Carnival. Myst is
creativity, innovation and reinvention.
Merging entertainment and excitement with their strong business principles, four young entrepreneurs Taslim Gordon, Marlon Rawlins, Michael Freeland and Daryll Matthew created Myst Carnival Inc., a concept that since its inception in 2008 has materialized into an evolution of Carnival and Carnival-related activities. A Myst Carnival is not just a season or series of events; a Myst Carnival is an experience unparalleled to any other.
Changing the landscape of Mas and Carnival, Myst, in six short years, has become one of the largest Carnival Bands on the road by changing the dynamics of the masquerader experience. Seeing the demand for premium entertainment beyond the two days of Carnival, Myst has introduced several novelties to include electronic registration; a central Mas Camp (aka the Myst CAPITOL) that has become another scene of entertainment and camaraderie; and weekly activities to prep Mystics for the climax of the Myst experience on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. And on these two days, Myst Carnival not only ensures its players’ safety with top security, but also their comfort with air-conditioned cool zones, and in-band paramedics.
Beginning with a mere 350 revellers, The band now boasts 1300 revellers. This is testament to the Myst motto: There is good Carnival, there is better Carnival, then there is Myst Carnival.