Above, Patrice Roberts entertains the crowd at Kairi People and Fatima Old Boys Association’s cooler fete, Bring It at Playa del Este, Salybia in January 2018. Photo courtesy Ken Sambury.
After some hitches, Talk ‘Bout Us is finally able to present Part Two of the review of Carnival 2018. We apologise for the podcast’s lateness, but we hope it’s still something our listeners can enjoy.
An interview with Caesar’s Army commander-in-chief and CEO Jules Sobion is the highlight of Part Two of the Talk ‘Bout Us Carnival Review for 2018. Sobion, named entrepreneur of the year in 2017 by the T&T Chamber of Commerce, discusses the expansion of his events empire to Carnivals in the region and beyond. The man behind A.M. Bush and Bacchanal Road explains what makes Caesar’s Army fetes unique and touches on the thorny issue of perceived exclusivity of Caesar’s Army fetes and other similar events.
As the talk turns to fetes, Talk ‘Bout Us scores an exclusive as award-winning author Lisa Allen-Agostini reads an unpublished story about a woman at her first big fete. It could be autobiographical, as Lisa has herself been at the centre of the human maelstrom at the front of big fetes like Fire, Wasa and Caribbean Brass Festival back in the day. Dexter Charles of Kairi People also speaks about how the party promotion group dominates the mid-range all inclusive fete market.
You can catch Part One of the Carnival Review here.
Produced by Franka Philip and Ardene Sirjoo
Theme music and additional production by Lyndon Livingstone – Razorshop Productions
Special thanks to Lisa Allen-Agostini and LoopTT.
Music credits: Advokit Productions (Folklore Riddim), Nine Mind Entertainment/Lenkey Records (Upendo Riddim), Ramon “Friction” McDowall (2AM Project), Travis World (Soca Kingdom), District Seven & Teddyson John (Haze Riddim) and Team Foxx Music (Pim Pim Riddim).