Inside the Festival

Posted on March 9, 2018

For me, this Carnival Season was probably the most special Carnival ever. In 2017, I restarted my event company and hosted my first ever Carnival Fete this season. In addition to my own personal ventures, two of my clients, Candy Coated Events and Kairi People added new events to their Carnival roster. This was compounded by this being the shortest season in a few years. Nevertheless, I survived - but barely. ...

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A Masquerader’s Rendition – Trinidad Carnival 2017

Posted on March 15, 2017

I think it is safe to say we paid more attention to the bumpers than our cameras. We're still not sure if this is a good thing or not. I guess you be the judge:  Carnival 2017 survived amidst an Island divided between those for and against the festivities. Rightfully so, as Carnival is central to our economic growth and diversification. (A song I sing daily on my facebook.) A collection of colors, creeds, races and nationalit...

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Carnival is Here

Posted on February 17, 2016

This year I was much more an observer than a participant. My Jouvert band is parked up as I'm working on something else I had the opportunity to take it all in. I'd talk more about the entire Carnival season in another blog post. For now, lets talk about Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Monday afternoon I hit the streets, significantly more organised than previous years. Rolling with Monique and Tenja, who kept my equipment safe and ensured ...

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Carnival in Town

Posted on February 20, 2015

Port of Spain is usually synonymous with scores of people in school uniforms, work suits and vagrant rags bustling past each other. During the day these people barely pay attention to each other. For two days each year Port of Spain is covered by a Great Parade, a Street Festival called Carnival. This Carnival is something unlike any other festival you may have ever experienced. The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, long ago agreed to ...

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