What are master of ceremonies?

  • (noun): A person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers).
    Synonyms: emcee, host

Master Of Ceremonies

A master of ceremonies (MC or emcee), or compère, is the official host of a staged event or similar performance. An MC usually presents performers, speaks to the audience, and generally keeps the event moving. An MC may also tell jokes or anecdotes. The MC sometimes also acts as the protocol officer during an official state function. In hip hop music, rock music and electronic dance music, an MC is a music artist and/or performer who usually creates and performs vocals for his/her own original material.

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Some articles on master of ceremonies:

Powwow - Organization - Staff - Master of Ceremonies
... The master of ceremonies, or MC, is the voice of the pow-wow ... It is his job to keep the singers, dancers, and general public informed as to what is happening ...
Anuj Gurwara - Career - Master of Ceremonies
... Being an RJ and an actor, Anuj diversified himself as an MC ... From hosting formal events to large parties and concerts, Anuj has established himself as one of the most popular Master of Ceremonies ...
Bob Koshinski - Master of Ceremonies
... for many dinners and events throughout WNY including serving as Master of Ceremonies for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Dinner from 1995 to 2005 ...
Master Of Ceremonies - Hip Hop
... in some uses), stood for Master of Ceremonies ... As Kool G Rap notes, "masters of ceremony, where the word 'M.C.' comes from, means just keeping the party alive" ... acquired the nickname "MC" for being a "Master of Ceremonies" which he used when he began performing at various clubs while on the road with the Oakland A's, and eventually in the military (United States Navy) ...

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