Arts

Tourism, Culture Division celebrates Tobagonians in Black Panther

The Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation hosted a special cultural showcase to celebrate the premiere of the film Black Panther at MovieTowne Tobago and Tobagonians came out in full support dressed to the nines as African royalty.

Globally, movie-goers and theatres have been creating cultural experiences at the film’s screenings, with African-inspired fashion and music being used to celebrate the positive depiction of African culture and the African continent in the critically-acclaimed film.

Woodbrook, St Clair residents: Move J’Ouvert to PoS

Port-of-Spain South MP Marlene McDonald will be approaching Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi to deal legislatively with noise pollution for next year’s Carnival celebrations.

McDonald raised the issue at a press conference at City Hall, Port-of-Spain, which was attended by Environmental Management Authority representative Lall Beharry, Lynette Dolly, president of the Woodbrook Residents’ Association and Port-of-Spain mayor Joel Martinez.

The hidden stories of Carnival - From music schools in the community to the big stage, Panorama 2018

We see the shimmer of the costumes; a multitude of colours that engulf the streets of Port of Spain, San Fernando and at Regional Carnival celebrations, we hear the fierce and passionate lyrics of our musicians as they compete for coveted Monarch titles, we feel the energy of the steel drums whose sound beckons that invisible carnival spirit that lives in all of us.

But little is told about the dreams that come true for the world’s greatest eruption of euphoria. The journey of the Music Schools in the Community is one such hidden story.

Machel supports separate Carnival for Tobago

Road March winner Machel Montano has thrown his support behind the initiative for Tobago to have its own Carnival.

Since 2011, there have been calls for Tobago to have its own Carnival instead of having celebrations the same time as Trinidad.

Montano gave his take on the issue during his performance at the Call to Paradise premium all-inclusive event at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort on Saturday.

Montano urged those in authority to be brave and grasp the opportunity for Trinidad and Tobago to have separate Carnivals on each island.

Ban use of paint during J’Ouvert

Woodbrook residents have put forward four proposals to their Member of Parliament in a bid to stop masqueraders and J’Ouvert revellers from defacing their properties annually during Carnival celebrations.

Chairman of the Woodbrook Residents Committee Lynette Dolly in a recent meeting with Port-of-Spain South MP Marlene Mc Donald suggested that unregistered J’Ouvert bands be shifted from Woodbrook to Port-of-Spain for Carnival 2019.

Ronnie & Caro is Band of the Year

The National Carnival Commission (NCC) has announced the results of the Parade of the Bands, with Ronnie and Caro winning this year.

K2K was adjudged the winner of the medium bands category.

The results were announced by NCC chairman, Colin Lucas today.

Large Bands:
1. Ronnie & Caro
2. Lost Tribe
3. Paparazzi

Medium Bands:
1. K2K
2. Exodus
3. Just Wee and Friends

Small Bands:

1. Call of the Tribes
2. Folklore
3. Masters of the Art

Mini Bands:

'Soca Kingdom' is Road March 2018

Machel Montano and Austin "Superblue" Lyons have won this year's Road March with "Soca Kingdom'.

The song was played 336 times at judging points.

Iwer George's  "Savannah" came in second with 140 plays while Patrice Roberts was third with "Sweet Fuh Days", played 112 times.

The result was announced by the Trinbago Unified Calypso Organisation (TUCO).

This is Montano's 9th Road March title and Superblue's 10th.

Only late calypsonian, Kitchener, has more Road March titles, with 11.

 

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