In Brief

Gorilla masqueraders wear full body, long fur gorilla suits in a variety of colors, including a full facial mask.  In modern performance, this mas is often accompanied by uptempo, power soca music.  Their interaction with carnival participants frequently includes gentler direct interaction, followed by agile, gymnastic movements, climbing, “chipping”, and other activities within the gorilla band.

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Origins and History

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Movement

Rolling, climbing, dancing, other gorilla activities such as grooming behavior and gorilla band interaction.

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Behavior and Audience Interaction

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Bands and Individual Artists

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