arts/culture

Broth­er Re­sis­tance: Local artistes struggling to find spaces

Even as the Trin­ba­go Uni­fied Ca­lyp­so­ni­ans' Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Tu­co) kicked off its month-long cal­en­dar of events yes­ter­day in cel­e­bra­tion of the 18th an­nu­al Ca­lyp­so His­to­ry month, lo­cal artistes are still strug­gling to find spaces to per­form and to have their mu­sic played on lo­cal ra­dio sta­tions.

Carnival web series coming

Lo­cal and in­ter­na­tion­al car­ni­val lovers will have an op­por­tu­ni­ty to get a be­hind the scenes look at the re­cent­ly con­clud­ed Car­ni­val in the world's en­ter­tain­ment cap­i­tal, Hol­ly­wood, Cal­i­for­nia

En­ter­tain­ment Lawyer Car­la Par­ris and her team re­cent­ly re­turned from Hol­ly­wood and have pro­duced a web se­ries, “The Busi­ness of Car­ni­val” that promis­es to pro­vide au­di­ences unique in­sight in­to what Hol­ly­wood Car­ni­val is all about.

Through the chapters of our legacy

We all know what mov­ing feels like. It en­tails mak­ing new friends, per­haps chang­ing jobs and gen­er­al­ly adapt­ing to a new en­vi­ron­ment. But it’s even more chal­leng­ing when that move in­volves cross­ing shores to an en­tire oth­er na­tion, a na­tion that may not speak your lan­guage and may not un­der­stand or even ac­cept your cul­ture.

Petition launched for People's Choice Road March

An on­line pe­ti­tion has been cre­at­ed call­ing for the au­thor­i­ties to es­tab­lish a Peo­ple's Choice Award for next year's Car­ni­val in light of Kees Di­ef­fen­thaller's Sa­van­nah Grass not win­ning this year's Road March ti­tle.

This year's Road March was won by the trio of Machel Mon­tano, Bun­ji Gar­lin (Ian Al­varez) and Skin­ny Fab­u­lous (Gamal Doyle) af­ter their song Famalay was played across judg­ing points 346 times.

Sa­van­nah Grass came sec­ond af­ter it was played 207 times.

Kaleidoscope We Colourz wins in Tobago

Stoute Next Gen­er­a­tion has copped the 2019 over­all Band of the Year ti­tle in To­ba­go with Kalei­do­scope We Colourz.

Their pre­sen­ta­tion, which high­light­ed sev­er­al colours, shapes and pat­terns that are of sig­nif­i­cance to Trin­bag­o­ni­ans and par­tic­u­lar­ly To­ba­go, earned them 746 points.

El­dez and As­so­ciates’ West lndi­an Jun­gle was sec­ond while As­tra Win­ches­ter Cre­ations’ So­lar En­er­gy was third.

Band­leader Can­dice Chang-Sandy said yes­ter­day she was still in shock but was hum­bled by the win.

CoP wants earlier Carnival shut-off time

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith wants con­sid­er­a­tion giv­en to rea­son­able shut-off times for fu­ture Car­ni­val cel­e­bra­tions.

Grif­fith made the sug­ges­tion at a press con­fer­ence at the Min­istry of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty in Port-of-Spain yes­ter­day.

“This is one of the few coun­tries in the world where you have Car­ni­val go­ing on from Fri­day. In oth­er car­ni­vals you have a shut-off point,” Grif­fith said.

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