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INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY (IMLD) 2016

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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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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