Topic Tag: Trinidad Carnival

Culture, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Shynel Brizan: “You have a special power when you are on stilts” | Own words

Two-time Queen of Carnival Shynel Brizan on how she got into stilt-walking and moko jumbie mas; balancing the demands of Carnival with motherhood; and the experience of winning her second title last year while four months pregnant — as told to Caroline Taylor

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Arrive, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

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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A new year, a new Beat

Read or download the latest digital-only issue of Caribbean Beat magazine… and explore the latest edition of Wanderer, a new digital platform powered by Caribbean Beat!

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Embark, Culture, Festivals and Events

Need to know | Event calendar (Jan/Feb 2021)

Make the most of January and February in the Caribbean — even during the time of COVID-19

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Embark, Music, Reviews

Playlist (Jan/Feb 2021) | Music reviews

This month’s listening picks, with reviews of the latest by Jesse Ryan; Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Aymée Nuviola; and Teddyson John

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Immerse, Culture, Trinidad and Tobago

The Carnival photo I can’t forget | Portfolio

February brings T&T’s annual Carnival, and 2021 — with the physical festival cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic — is a year to reminisce about Carnivals past. We asked three photographers — Jason C. Audain, Maria Nunes, and Shaun Rambaran — to choose one favourite image from their respective Carnival archives, and tell us the story behind it. As it turns out, the photos they chose all had something in common

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Arrive, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Carnival is love | Backstory

T&T Carnival is tradition and originality, ritual and rebellion, the sacred and the profane — and a million love stories. Here are three of them, from Attillah Springer, Amanda Choo Quan, and Georgia Popplewell

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