Topic Tag: Carnival

Embark, Festivals and Events

Event buzz (May/June 2022)

Essential info about what’s happening across the region to help you make the most of May and June!

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Embark, Festivals and Events

Need to know | Event calendar (Sept/Oct 2021)

Essential info to help you make the most of September and October — even in the middle of a pandemic

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Immerse, Music, People, United States, Trinidad and Tobago

Anti-stoosh: Adam “DJ foreigner” Cooper | Snapshot

From live events mixing and mashing diverse musical genres to his online Carnival Tabanca series, Trinidadian DJ Adam Cooper — also known as foreigner, based in Los Angeles — is completely reinventing what Caribbean culture can be, writes Amanda Choo Quan

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Immerse, Festivals and Events, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Carnival backstage | Closeup

Carnival is a time to shine: from performers on the soca and calypso stage to costumed masqueraders in the street and fete-goers showing off their most acrobatic dance moves. But “the greatest show on earth” wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of the many thousands who work behind the scenes — year-round or seasonally — on the organisation and logistics of the festival. Laura Dowrich-Phillips and Georgia Popplewell meet four of the people whose backstage efforts make Carnival happen

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Immerse, Festivals and Events, History, Trinidad and Tobago

Kambule: on morning ground | Snapshot

Early each Carnival Friday morning, before dawn breaks, crowds assemble at Piccadilly Greens in east Port of Spain for a re-enactment of a key event in the history of Trinidad — and of Carnival itself. Attillah Springer gives an intimate account of Kambule, when the spirits of the ancestors are invoked in a ritual of memory, story, song, and resistance

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Immerse, Festivals and Events, History, Trinidad and Tobago

The return of the baby doll | Backstory

With a frilly dress and bonnet, carrying a replica of an infant, the traditional Baby Doll is a playful Carnival character with a serious message about the social roles of women and men. A new generation of activists have adopted the Baby Doll as form of feminist intervention, write Amanda T. McIntyre and Jarula M.I. Wegner — like the masqueraders behind the Belmont Baby Dolls band

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Engage, Festivals and Events, History, Trinidad and Tobago

T&T Carnival | Did you even know

Our new trivia column opens with a T&T Carnival quiz. Think you’re an expert on Carnival and calypso history? See how many of our twelve questions you can answer correctly

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