Category: Abbenash Trini carnival talk

Carnival 2015: New Soca, Young Blood

Carnival 2015: New Soca, Young Blood

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Soca as a musical genre is as distinct from other music as much as a hummingbird is different from a Scarlet Ibis. This can also be said of its artistes. Each one possesses a unique flavour and style that affect what “their Soca” is used for. As Bungi Garlin one said in the […]

Continue Reading

Trini Carnival 2014 Wrap Up

Trini Carnival 2014 Wrap Up

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. I believe I can speak for everyone when I say that carnival 2014 was indeed spectacular. Every step of the way escalated from good to great to awesome. From Jouvert to Ash Wednesday, the celebration, the people, the atmosphere was ideal and divine. In my personal experience playing Jouvert with ICandy (a Jouvert […]

Continue Reading

Trini Carnival; The Stage

Trini Carnival; The Stage

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. To quote the “Viking” Bunji Garlin “We ready”, or rather the stage is ready. As of Friday 14th, the Stage at the Queens Park Savannah is set up and ready for the parades of the bands on carnival Monday and Tuesday. Over the years there has been some controversies and criticism about the […]

Continue Reading

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2014 heats up

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2014 heats up

| August 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

In carnival news, one can say that it is overdue, but as soon as carnival ends it begins. Recently, there has been a surge of activity among the stakeholders of carnival not only in Trinidad but across the Caribbean. In the days and weeks gone by, Carnivals in Toronto, Antigua and Barbados have just concluded […]

Continue Reading

The elements of Trini Carnival…

The elements of Trini Carnival…

| June 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The elements of carnival, even when the season is over, exist during the course of the year. Take for example Jouvert in Point Fortin. It is an exuberant performance of colors and people. It starts on a Friday night and goes straight until Sunday morning. A similar thing occurs in July. It is labeled “Carnival […]

Continue Reading

History of Trinidad and Tobago carnival Part II

History of Trinidad and Tobago carnival Part II

| May 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

I believe in an article I once wrote, I spoke about the origins of carnival. I spoke about it was a tradition that was linked to religion. Today, I wish to further add to the history of carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago changed hands over the centuries between the French, Spanish and […]

Continue Reading

Trini Carnival: Fast before fete

Trini Carnival: Fast before fete

| May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lent is a period of fasting. It mirrored the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness. Christians fasted from rich foods, meat, and dairy for this period. In addition, no parties or grand events could happen during the period of lent. As a result about three weeks before lent a great community event was held […]

Continue Reading

Trini Carnival: Culture Shock!

Trini Carnival: Culture Shock!

| April 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Culture shock is the sensation of disorientation faced by someone who is abruptly exposed to an unacquainted culture, way of life, or set of attitudes. Basically what this mean is that a person feels strange when placed in a context where he or she is unfamiliar with. Carnival is part of Trinidad and Tobago’s culture, […]

Continue Reading

Trini Carnival: The art-form

Trini Carnival: The art-form

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Each and every year, this season called carnival presents and represents the artistic side of the time and of the people. Carnival, consists of art in music, in the costumes both big and small, in displays, in feelings and in actions. Carnival every year starts the year before. Strange I know, but listen to my […]

Continue Reading