ERUP the Band shares their plan to dominate the road for Cropover

Posted on May 11, 2016

With Cropover fast approaching, you might wonder which band will give you the most value for money, especially in this rather recession-themed time we're currently in. If that's the case, you might want to take a look at ERUP the Band, the newest carnival band on the Cropover circuit. ERUP the band presents: INVITICUS from Ken Sambury on Vimeo. Speaking with Kyle McEachine, Assistant Manager of Operations for ERUP, we were able to get a ...

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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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Festival 868

Posted on September 30, 2015

The Festival868 Medley - Soca 2016 from Ken Sambury on Vimeo. This Medley celebrates the new stars of soca. The artiste, producers and music video team were brought together by their collective love for our culture and soca music. Together they promise to be ambassadors for Trinidad and Tobago culture. Follow part of this journey in this video and feel the vibe of the video and of the artistes. Directed by:

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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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The Weekend Before Carnival

Posted on February 10, 2015

It is Carnival season again! It is 2015 and as a fan of culture I've decided to take my camera along with me to one or two fetes. Thanks to Heineken, here are the results of my traversing the fete landscape with my DSLR. Solis Ortum Dubbed meet me in the morning by UWI Guild & LXG, Solis Ortum was the penultimate Carnival event hosted by the Guild of Students to fill the appetites of UWI students for something Carnival oriented on ...

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Party Video Portfolio

Posted on March 12, 2014

I got involved in cinematography after a videographer over charged me for a simple video and delivered it after my event. I was so upset at the money and time lost I decided to attebut hend YouTube University and invest in editing and recording tools. In Mid 2012 I got my first "DSLR" camera and the rest is history.   Ken vs. Your regular Party Video Guy I hold two degrees, one in Public Relations and Journalism and another in Mass ...

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Carnival with Ken

Posted on March 10, 2014

This Carnival Tuesday I decided to take my camera and my girlfriend to Port Of Spain. While there for about eight hours, I captured everything I saw and compiled this video. The title of the video is an adaptation from the popular Kerwin and MX Prime song. I in no way believe the contents of this video represent the entirety of Trinidad Carnival. This is just what I observed while on the road Carnival Tuesday. Soundtrack: Welcome to ...

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What is J’Ouvert Morning?

Posted on March 6, 2014

Firstly, it is pronounced "Jou-Vay" and it is a large street party that occurs from 4am till 9am in many Caribbean islands as part of that island's Carnival celebrations. In the Caribbean, Trinidad has the largest and most recognised Carnival and thus the largest Jouvert parade. What has allowed Trinidad Jouvert to spiral into a national festivity is that it has been a facility for expression and entrepreneurship. Revelers (men and ...

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Another Episode

Posted on February 19, 2014

It is like living in the favelas and hoping everyday to get out. I'm determined to contribute as much as I can so that Sekon Sta's talent could "get out". In the process I plan to practice my own cinematography skills and I may end up getting "out". Lets see how this goes. Regardless, here is another episode. Scene 1: A Photoshoot Sekon Sta had with Kit his producer who doubles as a photographer. Sekon Sta definitely could pass for a ...

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Carnival Vagrant

Posted on February 15, 2014

Have you ever met the Carnival Vagrant? Yesssss... the one outside KFC downtown who wears a vest and dances all day and all night to the pulse of soca music regardless of what the CD pirates decide to play. Never before have I seen such perfectly timed moves to the high BPM of Soca. I always thought that those vagrants, after many years downtown have probably picked up more information about our city than we have. This philosophy has been ...

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