Carnival Checklist: Pre-Carnival Week in Trinidad


Saturday: Canyaval, Scorch + Insomnia

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Take your pick on Saturday, one of the busiest on Trinidad’s pre-Carnival calendar (which starts all the way back in December). This year, Project Runway winner (and No. 7 on our list of Trinidad’s loveliest ladies), Anya Ayoung Chee holds her first fete, dubbed cANYAval. If it has as much attitude and sex appeal as her designs, this is one you won’t want to miss. Scorch magazine’s annual street/house party has also gained momentum, landing on many Trinis’ Carnival go-to list, providing the perfect amount of intimacy with just the right amount of bacchanal. Finally, there’s Insomnia—the ultimate breakfast party’s theme this year is Soca Wondaland. Acts include rival soca powerhouses Machel Montano HD and the Asylum Family led by Viking and Vi-Queen, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Anne Lyons Alvarez.