Carnival History

Carnival History Over 200 years have passed since Trinidad Carnival first appeared in Trinidad and Tobago. It is a celebration of music, dance, and revelry. The celebration, which is regarded as one of the biggest and most well-known carnival celebrations in the world, takes place every year on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. […]

Dominic Hosein shares 5 Soca songs for 2019

Dominic is a lover of Soca and Trinidad and Tobago’s culture in all forms. He’s an Instructor in Communications at University of Trinidad and Tobago in San Fernando. —– Can you feel the beat! Oh, soca music how I love thee. This year, like last year, there was no shortage of fabulous music. The riddims, […]

Machel Lauds Soca’s Global Appeal

How big is the Soca Kingdom?* It’s Machel Monday, and a trending topic is The King of Soca, Machel Montano’s bold declaration that Soca is the “music of the Caribbean.” We are not aiming to get into a disagreement with our Jamaican breathren and sistren – we just ask them to take The Monk’s word […]

Winston Duke, the Trinbagonian ‘Black Panther’ Star

Imagine you and your friend went to the same prestigious drama school. One day you go to see The Avengers together and wonder what it would be like to star in a blockbuster comic book movie. Then, just a few years later, you both get hired to star in a cool film adaptation of a […]

5 Things Trinis Love

1. No Lines There is no way to describe the euphoria a Trini feels when he walks into an establishment (like KFC or the bank) and finds that there are no lines. Unless you know what it’s like to always be met with slow moving lines that turn the simplest of tasks into an ordeal […]