J'Ouvert attendees, wearing Grenadian paraphernalia, take in the scene at the celebration in 2019.
Despers, one of the best-known steel bands in Brooklyn's West Indian community, practices in its cramped industrial space in Crown Heights.
A poster showing the multitude of looks Pagwah players have to choose from during this year's J'Ouvert mas.
Stacks of Jab Jab gear including horned helmets and feather boas fill Duran's backyard shed. Much of it will be used again during this year's J'Ouvert.
A group of Jab Jab players at J'Ouvert in 2019.
A young Jab Jab player at J'Ouvert in 2019.
Revelers at J'Ouvert in 2018.