On Sunday 15th February 2015, Dimanche Gras was once again hosted on the Grand Stand Stage in the Queen’s Park Savannah. As patrons streamed through the gates, they were met by the youths of the Revelation Institute for Performing Education (RIPE) playing steelpan at the entrance.


On Thursday 12th February, 2015, TUCO culminated a condensed whirlwind of kaiso competition on The Grand Stage in the Queen’s Park Savannah. It was indeed the night of champions and as calypso bards congregated backstage in preparation for the upcoming competition

NACC Generation Next Calypso Tent Judging Night

On Sunday 25th January 2015, the National Action Cultural Committee (NACC) hosted its Carnival Calypso Competition at the NUGFW building, Union Hall on Henry, Port of Spain. The live band of eleven musicians and the youngsters came out to represent in musical splendor…

Monk Monté – Machel Montano in Concert

I was introduced to Machel Montano’s music in 2013 when I started listening to Trinidad and Tobago radio stations. Songs like “Happiest Man Alive”, “Shameless” and “Ministry of Road” were played over and over. I soon learnt that Montano was a popular artist.

Icons Calypso Tent Judging Night

On Monday 26th January 2015, the Icons Tent lived up to its name as it opened its doors to judges at the Ambassador Hotel where musical protagonists vied against each other in the battle for kaiso excellence. As audience members arrived and were seated, some of them chattered animatedly about the tent, reminiscing about previous visits. Mrs. Patricia Mungo was one such individual.

Cultural Development: Developing and Marketing T&T’s Cultural Sector

On September 17th 2014, the Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism hosted the launch of several documents on the state of culture in Trinidad and Tobago at the Hyatt Regency, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain. The title of the event was ‘Culturing Development: the Significance of the Arts and Cultural Industries in Trinidad and Tobago’.

Ganga Dhaaraa Teerath: Water is Life

Ganga Dhaaraa teerath (also spelt tirath) or pilgrimage represents an ancient tradition in Hinduism. Man, God and Nature are not separate in the Hindu tradition and the festival, Ganga Dashahara, is about the unified expression of these. Water is life and human life has depended upon this element since the beginning of time.

Colorado’s 4/20 Rally 2014: Is the Rebellion Over?

See, once upon a time, 4/20 was the phrase representing an ever-expanding subculture spanning decades. Indeed, it became symbolic of an underground movement locked on to the struggle to establish marijuana as both recreational and healing, a naturopathic medicine, not the scary bogey-monster depicted by government agencies, classified similarly with the synthetics of our generation.

National Fruit Festival: Win with Fruits

On June 20th-22nd, 2014, the Tableland Pineapple Farmers Association of Trinidad and Tobago held its 3rd Annual National Fruit Festival with the theme, “Win with Fruits, Healthy and Nutritious can be so so Delicious” at the Nu Simplex Complex, New Grant in south Trinidad. According to the organisers of the Fruit Festival, the showcase was started in response to “a sort of western and northern brainwashing of our people

W.I.R.K.’s “Uprising” – A Review

On Saturday 30th March, 2013, the Shouter Baptist Liberation Day holiday, the band West Indian Rhythm Konnection ( W.I.R.K) shared their music with interested persons in their concert entitled “Uprising”.

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