Nov 21, 2014
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Posts tagged: Trinidad

Kambule!: Preserving Carnival’s History in Trinidad

Words by Tishanna Williams—

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Our preview of Trinidad Carnival continues with a look at the tradition of kambule.

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Toppa Top 10: International Soca Monarch Contenders


Words by Tishanna Williams—

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Sweet T&T: Trinidad & Tobago’s Ten Loveliest Ladies

Words by Jam Central, Marcha M. Johnson, Jesse Serwer and Tishanna Williams—
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Check It Deeply: What is Carnival Tabanca?

Words by Marcha M. Johnson—

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Tabanca. Some of you may have no idea what this refers to and others may be all too familiar with this phenomenon.

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Soca in Space: Machel Montano’s “Happiest Man Alive” Video

Words by Marcha M. Johnson—

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“Happiest Man Alive” was Machel Montano’s first release for the 2014 Trinidad Carnival Season and, now, the reigning Soca Monarch and his frequent visual collaborator Damien Marcano (director of the feature film God Loves the Fighter) have blessed us with visuals for the fan favorite. But this isn’t your conventional Carnival music video, with throngs of people and monster sound systems pervading the streets of Port of Spain. It’s actually almost the complete opposite.

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Minister Montano: Machel’s “Ministry of Road” Campaign

Words by Tishanna Williams—

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Throughout the month of February, LargeUp will be reporting on all things related to Trinidad Carnival ahead of the big event March 3 and 4. First up is Tishanna Williams’ breakdown of Machel Montano’s plans to establish a “Ministry of Road” for Carnival 2014.

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