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As content developers, we purposed to focus heavily on social awareness, corporate social responsibility and communities.
As Caribbean-born people, we discovered that our sensibilities, perspectives and interests were forged in the crucible of that identity. ‘Community’ surely has different meanings for different people. For Caribbean people, this idea of community is the source from which we draw our strength, but also that indistinguishable line between the passing on of culture, and how we celebrate.
On a tiny twin-island republic, degrees north of the Equator, there is, right now, the most riotous explosion of theatre, pageantry, music and art, with deep historic origins and a very present-day relevance. This celebration is our case in point for our theory of community. Trinidad & Tobago is in the ecstatic throes of it’s annual Carnival. A pre-Lenten festival and the syncretic melding of African & French traditions, dating back to the years when Trinidad was a colonial slave society.
This festival will hit its climax on March 4-6 with a giant street parade billed as ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, however, every moment until the actual festival is filled with the coming together of locals and visitors, food, friendship, gaiety, music, dazzling costumes, steelpan, limbo and stick-fighting shows and parties.
It’s pretty hard to imagine without visiting, and worth giving at least one shot, while you can. And it would have been a great dishonour to us and our community to have neglected to share this gem with you.
📸: @marianunesphotography @ancestral_memory @jason.portraits @trinidadandtobagocarnival
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