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Daly Bread: The Carnival beyond 2022 discussion and calypso’s changing context

Views reportedly expressed by the well-qualified presenters at a webinar, entitled ‘Hosting and managing the Carnival Experience in Trinidad and Tobago in 2022 and Beyond’, converged with much of what I have been writing concerning Carnival and cultural development matters over several years, including last Sunday. The Trinidad Express newspaper …

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The Art of Rebellion: ‘A parody of the plight of single mothers’—the story of Baby Doll mas

“[…] Activist Amanda McIntyre believes that the original portrayals of the Baby Doll were a parody of the plight of single mothers and, generally, women—a stark demonstration of how they frequently bear the blame and responsibility ‘for something that is normal and natural: sex and sexuality’. “[…] McIntyre situated her …

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Dear Editor: Tuco must redistribute calypso money, introduce ‘Gospelypso Arm’ and utilise Maria Bhola

“[…] The records will show that over the past 25 years, calypsonians among your membership who have faithfully participated in the Calypso King competition then and now Calypso Monarch have never been compensated financially in the preliminary round of competition. “[…] It is patently clear that the musical labour of …

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