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Trinidad Carnival

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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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Events

07
Wed
Dec
Grand Stand Q.P.S
01
Sun
Jan
Hasley Crawford Stadium
01
Sun
Jan
St. Andrew's Golf Club
07
Sat
Jan
Bishop Anstey High School
07
Sat
Jan
-
08
Sun
Jan
Sound Forge
08
Sun
Jan
South Park, Car Park
08
Sun
Jan
-
09
Mon
Jan
TBA
14
Sat
Jan
Hilton Poolside
22
Sun
Jan
UWI Open Campus
27
Fri
Jan
-
28
Sat
Jan
South Trinidad
29
Sun
Jan
Chaguanas North Secondary School
29
Sun
Jan
Hasely Crawford Stadium
03
Fri
Feb
-
04
Sat
Feb
Jean Pierre Sports Complex
04
Sat
Feb
Harbour Master
04
Sat
Feb
South Trinidad
08
Wed
Feb
NAPA (National Academy for the Performing Arts)
10
Fri
Feb
Queen's Park Savannah
11
Sat
Feb
-
12
Sun
Feb
Brian Lara Cricket Academy
13
Mon
Feb
Chaguaramas
14
Tue
Feb
Harbour Master
14
Tue
Feb
Hart's Cut Chaguaramas
14
Tue
Feb
Hilton Poolside
14
Tue
Feb
Harbour Master
14
Tue
Feb
Serpentine Place
14
Tue
Feb
-
15
Wed
Feb
Drew Manor, Santa Cruz
14
Tue
Feb
-
15
Wed
Feb
Brian Lara Cricket Academy
14
Tue
Feb
Queen's Park Savannah
15
Wed
Feb
15
Wed
Feb
Z Patio Trinidad
15
Wed
Feb
15
Wed
Feb
-
16
Thu
Feb
Port of Spain
15
Wed
Feb
-
16
Thu
Feb
O2 Park
15
Wed
Feb
-
16
Thu
Feb
TBA
16
Thu
Feb
TBA
16
Thu
Feb
St Clair
16
Thu
Feb
Sevilla Golf Course Couva
16
Thu
Feb
Chaguaramas Boardwalk
16
Thu
Feb
Harbour Master
16
Thu
Feb
Jamboree Park
16
Thu
Feb
-
17
Fri
Feb
Hasely Crawford Stadium
17
Fri
Feb
Green Meadows
17
Fri
Feb
Harbour Master
17
Fri
Feb
Harbour Master
17
Fri
Feb
The Anchorage
17
Fri
Feb
Port of Spain
17
Fri
Feb
Trinidad
17
Fri
Feb
Maracas Beach
17
Fri
Feb
The Anchorage Beach Club
17
Fri
Feb
-
18
Sat
Feb
Queen's Park Savannah
18
Sat
Feb
18
Sat
Feb
St. Andrew's Golf Club
18
Sat
Feb
5 Islands Water Park
18
Sat
Feb
Fatima Grounds
18
Sat
Feb
Embassy Yacht
18
Sat
Feb
TBA
18
Sat
Feb
101 Saddle Road Maraval
18
Sat
Feb
St Clair
18
Sat
Feb
Chaquacabana Resort
18
Sat
Feb
Newtown Savannah Newtown
19
Sun
Feb
Drew Manor, Santa Cruz
19
Sun
Feb
Hyatt Water Front
19
Sun
Feb
Breakfast Shed
19
Sun
Feb
Trinidad
19
Sun
Feb
TBA
20
Mon
Feb
Port of Spain
20
Mon
Feb
-
21
Tue
Feb
Port of Spain
22
Wed
Feb
DDI
23
Thu
Feb
SAPA (Southern Academy For The Performimg Arts)
24
Fri
Feb
SAPA (Southern Academy For The Performimg Arts)
25
Sat
Feb
NAPA (National Academy for the Performing Arts)
26
Sun
Feb
NAPA (National Academy for the Performing Arts)

Mas bands

Mas Band
Theme
Year
IG
WEB
Type
2023
Adult /
Adult / Pretty Mas
Adult / Jouvert Mas
Adult / Pretty Mas
2023
Adult /
2023
Adult / Pretty Mas
2023
Adult /
2023
Adult / Pretty Mas
2023
Adult / Pretty Mas
2023
Adult /
2023
Adult /
2023
Adult / Pretty Mas
2023
Adult /
2023
Adult / Pretty Mas

Music

Good Genes
Added Rankin
Trinidad & Tobago
00

Hot Wok
Yung Bredda
Trinidad & Tobago
00

Friendless
Trinidad Ghost
Trinidad & Tobago
00

Till Morning Come
Major Riley
Trinidad & Tobago
00

Woman And Road
Jahmoun
Trinidad & Tobago
00

Cyah Wait
Derrick Seales
Trinidad & Tobago
00

Parang Boss
Rembunction
Trinidad & Tobago
00

It Go Be Nice
Prestan
Trinidad & Tobago
00