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Trinidad Carnival

Mon 20 - Tue 21 Feb 2023


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ORGANISER National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago


About Carnival

Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago originated in the late-eighteenth century and was born out of resistance. French planters, slaves, and freed people of color from neighboring islands immigrated to Trinidad following the Spanish Cedula of Population Edict of 1783.

Shortly after immigration, the French settlers, and freed people of color alike held annual masquerade balls. The slaves, who were excluded from the masquerades decided to enact their own form of Carnival in the slave quarters where they were allowed a modicum of freedom. Their merriments came to be known as ‘Canboulay’ or ‘Cannes Bruleés’ since they were held at the same time as the burning and harvesting period for sugar cane.

Although the celebrations would culminate in dancing and singing, the significance of ‘Canboulay’ is in its mockery of oppressors. Instances of mockery primarily embodied an exaggerated iteration of French sentiments.

Memorable characters like ‘Dame Lorraine’ would often mimic the formal dress of the French women by exaggerated padding in the chest or wildly elaborate hats and fans. These subtle methods of mockery gradually transcended a spirit of union, retaliation, and resistance into a unique form of expressional identity for the slaves.


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Mas bands

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Music

Move
Lil Bitts
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00

Bubble On The Boat
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03

Wicked
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Waistline Distratcion
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03

Blessing
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04

Drama
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00

I Wah You
Kimba Sorzano
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Trouble
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