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Today’s blog post was written by Jo-Anne S. Ferreira, a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine and a member of SIL International (Americas Area).  Her academic interests are (socio)phonetics, contact linguistics, the history of Portuguese language and culture in … Continue reading

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Mama this is Mas! – The Traditional Masquerades of Trinidad’s Carnival

There are three distinct features of Trinidad’s Carnival and they are the masquerade, the calypso and the steel band. In Trinidad, there is a demarcation between “masques” and “masks” as the former refers to a band which wears costumes based … Continue reading

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