Carnival Checklist: A Guide to Real Culture at Trinidad Carnival

When: Wednesday-Sunday through Feb. 20, from 8-11pm
Where: National Academy of the Performing Arts, Port of Spain


Barrack yards were large compounds which housed the displaced Africans once they had been emancipated and moved off the plantations. It was here that most of the cultural artforms (calypso, theatre, traditional mas) originated. Former Calypso monarch Kurt Allen has brought together calypso royalty (include Lord Nelson, David Rudder and Calypso Rose) in a highly-touted theatrical show. With over 20 theatre and musical acts, traditional barrack yard cuisine (inclusive) and a price tag less than US$40, this is a donโ€™t miss.

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