Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts

CULTURE DIVISION

“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

NSSO visits Schools Around the Country

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During the week of November 9th, the National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) visited the Brazil Secondary School and Couva West Secondary School as part of the Orchestra’s outreach programme. Students were able to interact with the members of the NSSO and experience playing the G-pans through interactive workshop sessions. Some groups were taught to play Read More

Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Grant Funding

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As part of its mandate to support the preservation and continuation of the rich cultural heritage of Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts provides financial support via grants to both individuals and nongovernmental organisations for projects that it deems important and which are aligned with its goals and objectives Read More

National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago celebrate the 4th Annual Archives Awareness Week

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The National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates the 4th Annual Archives Awareness Week with a programme of activities themed “Honouring our Industrial Roots: Sugar, Cocoa, Asphalt and Oil.” Between Monday 16th and Friday 20th November, 2015 the Archives team will host daily activities open to the public such as:  Conservation Lab Tours Secondary School Quiz Seminars for Read More

Call for chapter proposals – Race, Religion and Culture in Education in the Caribbean

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  Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for chapters in a forthcoming book entitled Race, Religion and Culture in Education in the Caribbean. The proposed book will focus on the relationship between race, religion, culture and education in the AnglophoneCaribbean. It will investigate the crossroads between ethnic diversity (anthropology) and teaching and learning Read More

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