Kiddies Carnival in St James returns

The St. James Children’s Carnival Parade is on. Come Sunday February 12, the 33rd edition will be staged under the banner of the St. James Community Improvement Committee (CIC) and existing members of the St. James Working Council with assistance from the N.C.C. Regional Carnival Committee. The event, the brainchild 0f Ken Valley (des.) and […]

Carnival Village opens today

The National Carnival Commission (NCC) conceptualised John Cupid Carnival Village marks its return to the annual calendar of events for Carnival 2023 with today’s opening ceremony and concert scheduled to start at 6:30 pm. The Village will be located on the eastern side of Carnival City, Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain. Starting today and continuing […]

Traditional will take over St James

Carnival will come early in St. James as Traditional Carnival characters take over St. James. Characters like Baby Dolls, Perriot Gerenades, Bats, Devil Mas, Fancy Indians, Fancy Sailors. Jab Jabs, Dame Lorraines, Minstrels, Clowns, Moko Jumbies and many more will converge at the St. James Amphitheatre & Park, Western Main Road, St. James, as the […]

NCC delegation off to Miami Carnival

A delegation from the National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (NCC) is off to US-state of Miami, Florida, for what is described as a mission “to execute activations” at this year’s annual Miami-Broward Carnival celebrations. The three-day tax-payer funded trip will take place from from October 6 – 9, 2022 according to a media […]

Peters re-appointed NCC head

Winston “Gypsy” Peters has been reappointed to once again chair the board at the National Carnival Commission (NCC). Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell presented instruments of appointment on Tuesday to the nine-member board. They will serve a two-year term. They are: Members of the new Commission have pledged their support and commitment to investing considerable efforts, […]

Pan, Parang and Pork returns

After a two-year break,legendary steel orchestra Shell Invaders will hosting its famous fundraiser “Pan, Parang and Pork” on Sunday 11th November. Venue is the Queen’s Park Oval, on Tragarete Road. Showtime is 6pm. Admission is $350.  Proceeds go towards the orchestra’s panyard renovations. Shell Invaders “Pan, Parang and Pork” is a combination of all the yuletide elements that comprises a traditional Trini Christmas. The […]

Couva Joylanders ready to Come With It

LISA JESSAMYWhen it comes to the approach in shaping the musical ideas for the NGC Couva Joylanders Steel Orchestra, Kareem Brown’s methodology is simple.“The process may be the same as always,” he said indicating that he tries to tell a story through the arrangement. In so doing, he is able to explore the best possible […]

BP Renegades Youth Steel Orchestra: True Champions

Bavina Sookdeo“We are one of the top steel orchestras and we are prepared for the friendly rivalry and to defend the title.” These were the words of the BP Renegades Youth Steel Orchestra’s Band Coordinator, Edmund Willis, when questioned on how prepared the band was to face competition at the National Junior Panorama finals. Welcoming […]

Junior pannists are ready to rumble

Patrons attending the National Junior Panorama Finals on Sunday will have the opportunity of not only enjoying the steelpan competition but also the Kids Zone. Both events take place at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on Sunday January 31st 2016. The competition aspect which starts at 9:00 am will see thirty two (32) […]

The steelpan epitomises our rich heritage

TheSteelpanauthority News Desk “We salute the pan men and women who work towards the promotion and preservation of a rich aspect of our heritage,” said Gisele Marfleet, chairperson, of the Scotiabank T&T Foundation. She praised this category of musicians at Wednesday’s presentation of grants to independent steelbands held at the bank’s hospitality suite at the […]