For those of you who don’t know. I currently live in Trinidad and Tobago. I came to live here when I was six years old.
The first major experience I had, was ‘playing mas’, or as it is better known Carnival.
Trinidad carnival, I think, is still one of the best-kept secrets in the world. If you have Caribbean heritage or Caribbean friends you may know about it.
But you don’t REALLY know about it until you touch down and the whole place shell down.That is, you come here, fete (party) non-stop (this is to be taken literally), collect your costume and come Monday morning you hit the road.
With the recent media coverage of Caribbean carnivals, many people have negative remarks and comments about our behaviour. The gyrating , the bumping and grinding. But fail to recognise the most important thing, it is your option as to how you conduct yourself.
Just to be clear- there is no more euphoric feeling than stepping out on that road and hearing the bass of soca music pulsating through the country’s capital. Pulsating is no joke, shop windows vibrate, the vibration rises from the earth through our feet into our waists as we wine high and low to the music.
Big Bad Soca- Bunji Garlin
This post is short and sweet just like our carnival season! Carnival is never long enough!!! Then we have to wait a whole year till the next time we can participate in the GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH!
Though there is no better experience than chipping and wining on the road Carnival Monday and Tuesday, if you can’t stay that’s okay.
Fete to your heart’s content in the weeks leading up to it.
Not convinced about hitting the road? Take in one of my favourite fetes!Soca Brainwash….
Here’s a taste of some of the costumes, just a teaser!
Counting down to Carnival!
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