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Trinidad Carnival is love | Backstory

This year’s Trinidad Carnival season is once again a time of uncertainty, thanks to the ongoing pandemic. But while lovers of the festival dream of spectacular Carnivals to come, they also cherish memories of Carnivals past. Janine Mendes-Franco, Mark Lyndersay, Laura Dowrich, and Caroline Taylor share their treasured Carnival memories in this year’s instalment of “Carnival is love”

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Literature, Culture, People, Barbados

Trinidad Carnival: back to the future

“I don’t play Midnight Robber — I am one” The first time Fédon Honoré performed as a Midnight Robber, he forgot half his speech....

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Culture, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad Carnival Diary: Carnival 365 days a year

At the age of five, Saucy Diva donned her first costume, and though she preferred Wonder Woman to the clown costume her mother chose, she...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Behind the Trinidad Carnival curtain

Any conversation about Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago inevitably turns to the excitement and colour of Monday and Tuesday, the indelible...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

The Trinidad Carnival challenge

For two days every February, hundreds of thousands of people flock to the streets of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago’s capital, as...

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Culture, Lifestyle, Trinidad and Tobago

Wining words: a Trinidad Carnival wining dictionary | Classic | Last word

When I was a little girl, it was bad form for a middle-class lass to play Brown Girl in the Ring and actually wine when she had to “show...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad Carnival’s artists of the streets

The story of Trinidad Carnival is really many stories, and there’s no end of ways to tell them. There is the story of the 18th-century...

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Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad Carnival — come turn yourself on

So you’ve come to Trinidad Carnival because you heard it is the world’s biggest street party? It has been touted as that and more: the...

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