Noel and Mary Norton set an unsurpassed example of commitment to the documentation of culture in Trinidad and Tobago generally and to Carnival specifically.
ABOVE: Costumes from Frolic Nation’s 2019 Notting Hill Carnival band, Full Bloom. Photo courtesy Frolic Nation When Claudia Jones and the Caribbean immigrants started a parade fashioned after Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival in the mid-1960s, they had no way of knowing that it would one day become Europe’s biggest street festival. Notting Hill Carnival is […]
Above: The Mighty Sparrow, circa 1959. Photo by Kingsley Lyndersay, LyndersayDigital.com By Mark Lyndersay. Originally published in the January/February 2018 issue of Caribbean Beat At the end of February 2017, MX Prime, the performer formerly known as Maximus Dan and christened Edghill Thomas, was announced as the winner, along with his production and performance team, Ultimate […]
In Part One of the Carnival 2018 review on Talk ‘Bout Us, Franka and Ardene are joined by radio broadcaster Sterling Henderson for what turns out to be a pretty feisty discussion. Henderson has been covering pan, calypso and mas on Trinidad radio station i95.5FM for more than ten years and has some strong views on […]
In this special episode of Talk ‘Bout Us, Trinidad & Tobago’s leading jazz musician Etienne Charles talks to Franka about his latest work Carnival – The Sound of a People 2.0, his love of devil characters in Trinidad Carnival and his 2018 Carnival band. Read Franka’s review of the concert here. Subscribe to Talk ‘Bout […]
In Carnival – The Sound of a People 2.0, Etienne Charles takes indigenous music to a new level with a deep exploration of societal issues. by Franka Philip Etienne Charles and his band of top notch musicians staged the world premiere of Carnival – The Sound of a People 2.0 for a packed […]
Above: Musicians perform in a calypso tent in the late 1950’s. Photo by Kingsley Lyndersay/lyndersaydigital.com By Mark Lyndersay Whether the Kalypso Revue closes this year or manages to squeeze some more cash out of the Culture Ministry, there’s one thing you may be sure of – not a thing will have been learned from this humiliation. […]
We’re here! Welcome to Trini Good Media and our first podcast, Talk ‘Bout Us! We thought as we were launching in January, we’d take a look back at some of the entertainment industry highlights of 2017 and peer into our 2018 crystal ball. In the episode Looking Into Our 2018 Crystal Ball, we got three […]