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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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Post-Covid-19: Why our next Carnival is likely to be in 2022, and how to plan for it

As the global community grapples with an insidious pandemic, creative and tourism sectors worldwide have already incurred substantial losses due to significant economic contraction, triggered by the suspension of events and the closure of borders. Undoubtedly, stakeholders within the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival industry have already begun to wrestle with …

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