Category Archives: Culture

National Junior Parang Festival 2013

Last weekend, it was the National Junior Parang Festival 2013, in Trinidad. First time participants, Trinity College capture the championship title, for the secondary schools division, and Sacred Heart Boys R C, won the Primry Schools division A total of … Continue reading

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Carnival 2k14 Launch Party for Destra And Her New Band

Destra Garcia kicked off her carnival 2014 season, with a new look band at the Zen Nightclub, on November 10th. The band, now called Bakanal, features two new male vocalist, Olatunji Yearwood, and Stuart Silva. It was also, Destra’s birthday and … Continue reading

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Denyse Plummer’s 1st Christmas Album

Former national calypso monarch, Denyse Plummer, launched her first Christmas CD, titled – Happy Christmas, at the St Andrews Golf Club, in Moka, Maraval, last week. The ten festive tracks include a mix of popular local and traditional music. The … Continue reading

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Pan Is Beautiful XII – Soloist & Ensemble Results

The first two, finals of the National Steelband Music Festival; Pan Is Beautiful XII, was held on Friday 8th of November, at National Academy for the Performing Arts (Napa), in Port-of-Spain. Golden Hands, one of Trinidad & Tobago’s premier youth … Continue reading

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Pan Is Beautiful XII – The Finals

For those die hard pan fans out there, here is the line up for the Soloists and Ensembles. Order of Appearance SOLOISTS Keisha Codrington Khari Codrington Kern Sumerville Dachelle Morrison Meagann Taitt Avery Attzs Joshua Jabari Bedeau Anthony Phillip ENSEMBLE … Continue reading

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Pan is Beautiful XII – Orchestra Prelims

Over the weekend, fourteen conventional steel orchestras were vying for eight places in the National Steelband Music Festival, Pan Is Beautiful twelve, at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain. Each band played the test piece, Black Stalin’s Mr … Continue reading

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Pan is Beautiful XII 2013

Pan is Beautiful XII opened at Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, on Saturday the 5th of October. This year’s festival is entitled Festival is Respect The Pan, Play It With Pride. The set test piece, Respect The Steelband, was composed and … Continue reading

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October Launch for T&T Carnival 2014… and Changes?

The Trinidad & Tobago NCC has scheduled a launch of the Carnival 2014 festival, for October 26th to the 27th, at a venue to be announced shortly. Apart from disclosing how much the organisation will spend on Carnival, it is … Continue reading

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Reading Community Carnival AGM

The Reading Community Carnival AGM will be held at the Reading Civic Centre, on the 27th of September, at 7:30 pm. Items to be covered will include, elections for the Carnival committee, volunteering opportunities, and how carnival projects can be … Continue reading

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Miami Broward Carnival 2013

The carnival faithful will be heading to Florida, for the Miami Broward Carnival 2013. Like many carnivals, that follow the Trinidad & Tobago model, there are several events, such as, kids parade, Soca concert, steelband and King And Queen competitions, … Continue reading

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