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Cow Bands of Trinidad and Tobago
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Cow Bands

Cow bands or Cattle mas was traditionally played by abattoir employees. On Carnival Monday wearing dry plantain leaves and cow horns they would charge the bullfighter. On the Tuesday the band wore yellow eton jackets over pink satin knickers. The bullfighter sported a black matador's or admiral's hat. The 'bull', with wore tail and horns held in place by a head tie would attack bullfighter and bystanders alike.
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