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Trinidad Carnival: Afri-Caribbean Resistance
by Corey Gilkes

Canboulay Riots
by Michael Anthony

Ancient Influences in T & T Carnival
by Deborah John

The Carnival Story 162 Years Of Mas
by Terry Joseph

Trinidad and Tobago Calypsonians
TnT Calypsonians

Carnival in Trinidad (1953)
Digital file made from a 16mm print preserved by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Running Time: 13 minutes.

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Steelpan Pioneers
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Caribbean and World Carnival Dates 2016


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Reigning Calypso Monarch, Roderick 'Chucky' Gordon performs 'The Rose'
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. National Academy for the Performing Arts students were also enlisted to assist in entertaining the crowd prior to the official start of the show with a dance piece titled "African Essence."
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Joseph 'Lingo' Vautor-La Placeliere, 2015 National Extempo champion
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, the musicians of the Kelly Green and Harmony band warmed up their instruments on the stage, preparing for a night of live entertainment and accompaniment for the artistes.
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NACC Generation Next Judging Night

(Center) Arnold 'Jaw D' Jordan performs 'Dis Is My Life'
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 as kaiso lovers began to arrive dressed in their Sunday best as early as an hour before the scheduled 5.00 pm commencement.
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Kalypso Revue Tent 2015 Judging Night

Kalypso Revue Tent 2015 Judging Night
On Friday 23rd January 2015, the Kalypso Revue tent opened its doors to the public as it once more offered a fully stacked deck of kaiso tradition in excellence. Happy faces, nice times and music flowed to mix with the vivacious chatter of a full house. Portraits of the Mighty Kitchener and the tent's original manager, Mr. Jazzy Pantin smiled down from the stage as kaisonians prepped for competition while local politicians commingled with audience members.
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Monk Mont's - Machel in Concert

Machel Montano - Monk Monte
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. His videos of concerts showed huge crowds jumping, screaming, dancing and singing along with him.
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Icons Calypso Tent Judging Night

Icons Calypso Tent performers
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.
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TUCO's 2014 Boat Ride Party

TUCO Members
On Saturday 08th November 2014, the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians' Organisation (TUCO) held its annual Boat Ride Party on the Coral Vision as the crowning close to Calypso History Month. Attendees included calypsonians and lovers of the art-form including TUCO President, Mr. Lutalo 'Brother Resistance' Masimba. One of TUCO's dedicated employees, Ms. Beverly Martin of Cocorite, was on site ushering guests as they arrived, offering assistance where it was needed.
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TUCO's 2014 Boat Ride Interviews

Anthony 'All Rounder' Hendrickson
On Saturday 8th November 2014, the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians' Organisation (TUCO) held its annual Boat Ride Party on board the Coral Vision Cruise Boat as the crowning close to Calypso History Month. TRINISOCA.COM spoke with members of TUCO and avid fans and supporters of the art form.
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Carnival Through the Years

Traditional Carnival Characters
Traditional Characters

Carnival 2012
Trinidad Carnival 2012

Carnival 2011
Trinidad Carnival 2011

Carnival 2010
Trinidad Carnival 2010

Carnival 2009
Trinidad Carnival 2009

Carnival 2008
Trinidad Carnival 2008

Carnival 2007
Trinidad Carnival 2007

Carnival 2006
Trinidad Carnival 2006

Carnival 2005
Trinidad Carnival 2005