KINGSTON, Jamaica — Following the recent announcement that both the Xodus and Bacchanal bands will join forces for Carnival 2023, Xaymaca International has revealed that it too has forged a partnership that will see them returning to the road come next year.
Xaymaca, who sat out the 2022 version of Carnival, said in a statement on Thursday that it is looking forward to welcoming masqueraders to the band once more as it partners with Yard Mas Carnival to make their road march experience even better.
According to its official Instagram account, Yard Mas Carnival will be Jamaica’s newest Carnival Band. It is set to be launched in January 2023 courtesy of I Love Soca, Fete Republic and Broadtail Designs.
In addition to the partnership, Xaymaca International also announced that all registered masqueraders for Carnival 2020 may have their payments credited to their section in Yard Mas Carnival.
To that end, Yard Mas disclosed that it welcomes “all Xaymacans with proof of payment to our new mas band with the credited amount that they deposited or paid in full for the carnival in Jamaica experience in 2020,” indicating that they will be assured priority access to the new costumes.