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KENLEY (SHORTMUS) JOHN
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FOUNDED IN 2000 SHORTMUS PRODUCTIONS HAS GROWN FROM A MASQUERADE GROUP OF FIFTEEN TO CURRENTLY ONE OF THE LARGEST CARNIVAL MASQUERADE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE WASHINGTON DC, MARYLAND AREA. LED BY ITS FOUNDER AND BANDLEADER KENLEY “SHORTMUS” JOHN, WE HAVE EVOLVED INTO A PERFORMING ARTS GROUP THAT NOW NOT ONLY PERFORMS AT THE CARIBBEAN CARNIVALS, BUT TO THE WIDER COMMUNITY.
     
IN THE WASHINGTON DC, BALTIMORE AREA WE ARE CURRENTLY REFERED TO AS THE MOST IMPROVED AND CONSISTENT MAS BAND. SINCE OUR EXPLOSION ON THE SCENE IN 2000, THERE HAS BEEN NO STOPPING OUR GROUP’S CREATIVITY, AUTHENTICITY AND ORIGINALITY WITH OUR ANNUAL PRODUCTIONS. WE HAVE EMERGED FROM A SMALL BAND OF THIRTY MASQUERADERS TO AN EXCITING GROUP OF OVER TWO HUNDRED MASQUERADERS. WE ARE PROUD TO ADMIT THAT ALL OF OUR COSTUMES ARE MADE LOCALLY RIGHT HERE IN BALTIMORE AT OUR MAS CAMP, AND REFUSE TO BE SECOND PLACE TO ANY OTHER.
     
SHORTMUS PRODUCTIONS HAS EVOLVED FROM ITS INCEPTION WHERBY WE ARE PROUD TO STATE THAT WE HAVE BEEN A PART OF SPONSORING INNER-CITY KIDS FROM THE DC SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY INTO THE PARADE TO CURRENTLY PROVIDING MENTORSHIP AND A FAMILY ENVIRONMENT TO OUR MEMBERS. ALL OF OUR EVENTS ARE FAMILY ORIENTED WITH OUR KIDS AS OUR FOCUS.
   
 OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE WON NUMEROUS PRIZES AND PERFORMED AT MANY DIFFERENT EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE USA DIASPORA INCLUDING THE MARYLAND ARTS FEST, VIRGINIA CARIBFEST, VIRGINIA FOLKLORE FESTIVAL, NEW YORK LABOR DAY FESTIVAL, WASHINGTO DC SMITHSONIAN ARTS FESTIVAL AND OTHER PRIVATE EVENTS.
   
OUR ORGANIZATION RECENTLY ENTERED INTO ITS 21st CONSECUTIVE YEAR AS A PARTICIPANT IN THE ANNUAL BALTIMORE DC CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL. IN KEEPING WITH OUR PORTFOLIO AND MISSION STATEMENT TO PROMOTE AND HIGHLIGHT ARTISTIC TALENTS AND CULTURE FROM ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES ON THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL, WE VALUE THIS OPPORTUNITY, AND WELCOME AND EMBRACE OUR MASQUERDERS SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT TO ASSIST US REALIZE OUR GOALS 

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