Minstrel magic

Carlo Daniels was the lead singer for Baruch Entertainers during their final stages on the weekend.

After year-long preparations, the finals of the annual minstrel competition took place on Saturday February 16 at Athlone
and Vygieskraal stadiums, with some surprise results in the mix. Baruch Entertainers capped off their minstrel season by walking away with their first crown, with old boys, Shoprite Pennsylvannian, adding yet another Carnival trophy to their cabinet and newcomers, Elite All Stars, walking away with their first crown in a different section. Thousands of people flocked to the stadiums to catch a glimpse of their favourite teams competing in the coveted group song and exhibition items.