Welcome to ‘What’s happening @ Carnival Village’, a monthly round up of carnival arts and activities taking place at both the Tabernacle and the Yaa Centre.
It definitely feels like winter has departed and summer has just about arrived – and what better way to kick off the warmer season than with the return of Kaiso Lime. The season began on 6 May at the Tabernacle, in association with Talk Yuh Talk, and the monthly residency continues this Saturday 3 June. Performances range from Tobago Crusoe, Pan Fever, D Aberto, Giselle, and Alexander D Great, and entry is free. You can turn up and chill, with a Carib and roti, from 7pm.
April saw the first ‘Pan Clash Jam Sunday’, at the Tabernacle. Organised by the Steel Pan Trust, this will be your opportunity to hear some of the best of current young talent, jamming together. Steel Pan Trust Charity Director Shareen Gray said, “The idea was that pan players could come together and have a casual platform to jam and play pan together; like a pan-gym workout’. The next Pan Clash Jam is this Sunday 4 June, from 6pm to 10pm.
The Yaa Centre is excited to be presenting a series of carnival arts workshops in partnership with ELIMU Mas Academy. They include the fantastic opportunity to learn traditional wire bending with carnival artists Carl and Lynn Gabriel, stilt walking like a moko jumbie and playing the tassa, as well as tips for masqueraders about make-up and accessorising your costume. The workshops are free; for more information go to their Facebook page or yaacentrew9.com/events, or email email@example.com.