Monthly Archives: May 2015

Indian Arrival Day Exhibits Launched around the country

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Indian Arrival Day, celebrated annually in May,  has been proclaimed a public holiday since 1995 in Trinidad and Tobago. In this, the 20th year of commemoration, the Heritage Preservation and Cultural Research Unit of the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism with the assistance of the National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago has launched a series of Read More

Ministry partners with UWI’s DCFA to host Design Colloquium

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“Design… gains value as it moves from hand to hand; context to context; need to need…” “… has a tendency to live between things to connect them…  is imagining a future and working toward it with intelligence and cleverness…” “The designer is tasked to loosely organise and arrange this [movement]…works to ensure this motion is Read More

Rajasthani Folk Performance Troupe visits Trinidad

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The Indian High Commission continues to promote cultural exchange opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago and has partnered with the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism to host the Rajasthani Folk Performance Troupe Shri Ji Brij Mewat Lok Kala Manch Deeg Dance Troupe from May 25- June 4, 2015. The group led by Shri Jeetendra Parashar, is known Read More

Second Film and Venue added to This Weekend’s Community Screening

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The community response to our film screening has been so good that we are happy to announce that a second film has been added to the programme. “Pan: Our Music Odyssey” is an award-winning film written by Kim Johnson.  It takes viewers through a series of accounts of the history of pan in a beautiful, Read More

Culture Division brings “Ten Days of Muharram” Film to Cedros

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This weekend there will be a free screening of the film documentary “Ten Days of Muharram” brought to you by the Culture Division, Ministry of Arts & Multiculturalism. Saturday 23rd May, 2015 – 6pm (Cedros Secondary School)                      As part of its commitment to the preservation and Read More

“Conversing the Rhythm” – Capacity Building Seminar component of the Percussion Festival 2015

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“Conversing the Rhythm” is one component of this weekend’s “Building the Rhythm” Percussion Festival 2015. This featured activity spans a few of the project’s broad objectives such as recognition of those who have contributed to the development of percussion in Trinidad and Tobago, contribution to capacity building of all percussion musicians, building of platforms to Read More

The Second in a series of Professional Development Workshops at Art Society

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The second in a series of free workshops hosted by the National Registry of Artists and Cultural Workers is set for Thursday 14th May, 2015. Have you heard of the Artist Registry? Are you unsure of whether you stand to benefit from registering? The Registry Secretariat successfully partnered with the Art Society to host the first of Read More

“Treasures from the Hideaway”— Sparrow Exhibition

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Since “Treasures from the Hideaway” was publicly launched in February 2015, the Culture Division’s Cultural Research and Heritage Preservation Unit has hosted some special visitors. The exhibition has had a series of local school visits and visitors from as far as Guadeloupe, New York, Canada, Belfast and South Africa. The unit also welcomed visits from Barbados’ Read More

“Building the Rhythm” Percussion Festival 2015

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The Culture Division is happy to announce one of its new projects: “Building the Rhythm.” This is a Percussion Festival designed to develop audience appreciation for some aspects of the long percussive history of Trinidad and Tobago. One can easily call to mind a few of the inherited and indigenous percussive instruments that dot our Read More

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