Kulture Warriors we define as an individual that embraces their culture with a passion that displays itself with out much of an effort in doing so. - A love of culture with passion and grace.
Laverne Martinez is our first Kulture Warrior of the year. I was searching through images of Boston’s Trinidad style carnival 2011, when I came across Laverne’s image. The perfect image for the magazine cover ad after getting in touch with her through the mdd band, I was impressed with her and taught she fit the bill for our Kulture Warrior award.
– Here is what she told us “I am from Trinidad, lived in the United States for the past 15 years. Played mas literally all my life, which is every year since I was 5 never missed a year yet. I’m Harvard educated and work for the Grants Management Department here at Harvard as a Financial Analyst. This is my second year playing with the mudd band, last year being my first. My favorite music is soca and calypso and frankly it is all I listen too. I love the vibe and togetherness at carnival time and hope to enjoy it for many more years to come.”