Monthly Archives: January 2016

“Meet me at the Old Yard” — Traditional Mas’ at UWI

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On Sunday 31st January, the Department of Creative and Festival Arts will bring Traditional Mas to life in its annual event: The Old Yard. “The Old Yard is strategically designed to be a true educational experience and its 2016 edition will feature a ‘Mas Camp Corner’. This will give children the opportunity to create their Read More

“Treasures from the Hideaway” — Something for your Carnival 2016 calendar

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Dr. Slinger Francisco is known most widely and affectionately as “The Mighty Sparrow.” A cultural icon of Trinidad & Tobago and one of our greatest performers, his personal collection of memorabilia is a living legacy of the numerous accomplishments and distinctions his musical greatness has earned. This impressive collection has been acquired by the Research Read More

Panorama Judges Visit Panyards This Week

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This week Large Conventional Bands registered for Panorama 2016 will be visited by the judges and Pan Trinbago officials ahead of Sunday’s Semifinals at the Queen’s Park Savannah. Two judges will visit each of the zones to listen to the bands and give their comments while Pan Trinbago officials will conduct a head count. Seventeen steel orchestras Read More

NCC announces health and safety guidelines for North Stand

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The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (NCC) has announced the  following health and safety guidelines that will be in effect for all Carnival events at the North Stand of the Queen’s Park Savannah for Carnival 2016. The maximum party cooler size allowed is 30 3/8″ long x 17 1/4″ high x 17 3/8″ wide Read More

Bois continues this Friday in Arima

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  The National Stickfight Competition got off to a great start on Friday night in St. Mary’s Moruga.  Four gayelles have made it to the semi-finals : Longdenville, Valiant Brothers, Grand Couva and St Mary’s.  The semi-final round of this year’s competition will take place at Arima Basketball Court on Friday January 22  with an admission Read More

Obatala Festival comes to Woodbrook

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This weekend the Orisa community will celebrate the Obatala Festival at Ita Oosa Shrine, 51 Alberto Street, Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain. Obatala, the Orisa of creation and father of all Orisas is also connected to our traditional Carnival celebrations. Trinidad and Tobago Carnival far from being just a fete, has always had spiritual elements drawing from our rich and Read More

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