COSTUMES: Fantasy Carnival for Trinidad 2016

Carnivalists, Fantasy Carnival launched last night (July 24) in Trinidad and let me just say, their costumes are gorgeous. Fantasy is a popular band in Trinidad known for their gems and overflowing feathers. They’re also not as difficult to register for, unlike some of the more exclusive bands.  What do you think? Would you play with […]

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Carnival 101 — The What, The Why and The Get Ready

Photo Credit: Ruth Tesfai HISTORY What is Carnival ? Carnival is a festive season which occurs immediately before the Christian liturgical season of Lent;  [Some Carnivals like Crop Over, occur in the summer because of the Harvest season] Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, mask and public street party. […]

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