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AfriGeneas Caribbean Research Forum

[TRINIDAD] Culture and Culture

Greetings Everyone:

Please click on the url below to enjoy a wonderful photo of the Mighty Sparrow and one of his fans, Prime Minister Dr. Eric Williams of Trinidad and Tobago.

http://www.calypsoworld.org/trinidad/sparrow-4.htm

The photo is from the The University of Southern Florida's on line presentation of "An Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations of the International History of Calypso, 1930-1970."

The main url below will take you to the the music and the history of Trinidad. It explains migrations of Afro-Caribbean people to Venezuela, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and other islands in the Caribbean. I always wondered why in the song, "Matilda....she run to Venezuela." The exhibition reminds us that Creole is not just applied to Louisiana nor does the tradition of Mardi Gras and Carnivale only connects to New Orleans and Brazil.

Lent season is almost upon us, so enjoy the rich history of this Caribbean cultural art form.

K Wyer Lane


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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