Category Archives: Carnival

Vagabonds, Hooligans and Badjohns – The Violent Past of the Steel Bands

  The only acoustic musical instrument to be invented in the twentieth century was the steel pan. This instrument was invented in Trinidad and Tobago during the 1930s in the communities surrounding the city of Port of Spain. It was … Continue reading

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The Carnival of the Underworld – Trinidad’s Jamette Carnival

The celebration of Carnival is synonymous with the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago. This festival which was introduced by French settlers in 1783 has a long and unique history as it has been marked by various eras including … Continue reading

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