Carnival’s future, reflected in brass

Reading Time: 5 minutesAbove:Sound engineer Robin Foster (left) discusses loading logistics with Etienne Charles on Carnival Monday afternoon as the band prepares to leave its assembly point. Photo by […]

A tabanca of potential

Reading Time: 5 minutesAbove: Legendary masquerader Charles Peace makes his final appearance on the Savannah stage. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1082 for February 28, 2017 The technician leaned conspiratorially […]

Contemplating Carnival copyright

Reading Time: 4 minutesAbove: Stageside crowd control on Carnival Tuesday evening in 1993 as Peter Minshall’s Donkey Derby crosses the Queen’s Park Savannah stage. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1081 […]

Waiting on the stage, but first…

Reading Time: 4 minutesAbove: A masquerader in Tribe takes a moment for a selfie as the band crosses the stage at the Socadrome. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1028 for […]

Carnival: The greatest SME show on Earth

Reading Time: 4 minutesBitDepth#1027 for February 09, 2016 It took an absurdly long time for me to realise it, but by following the script of Carnival coverage I met all […]

Carnival: the state of disunion

Reading Time: 5 minutesAbove: Revellers in Tribe’s Wings of Desire at the Socadrome in 2015. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1026 for February 02, 2016 Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival looks set […]

When steel whispers

Reading Time: 3 minutesAbove: There are fans and then there are pan supporters. Which band in the world has an audience that acts as its road crew? Photo by Mark Lyndersay. […]

TTCO’s first copyright shot misfires

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s Carnival again and the Trinidad and Tobago Copyright Organisation (TTCO) is back on the beat making bold claims about copyright and collection. But does the […]

‘It’s a party invitation’

Reading Time: 4 minutesAbove: Ferreira’s collaboration with Anya Ayoung-Chee for Tribe. Photo courtesy Laura Ferreira. BitDepth#1008 for September 29, 2015 Late last week, the Internet exploded. That’s a bit […]

The siloed Mas agenda

Reading Time: 3 minutesBitDepth#984 for April 14, 2015 I’d already committed to attending the Carnival Studies annual Mas Colloquium, signing up for my Eventbrite ticket online, when convener Kenwyn […]

Why the Carnival stop so

Reading Time: 3 minutesBitDepth #975 for February 17 These masqueraders from Yuma were in the first section to “bless” the Socadrome stage in 2014. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay. Carnival […]

Copyright, huh, what is it good for?

Reading Time: 3 minutesBitDepth 946 for July 22 Over the first fourteen hours of the National Seminar on Copyright in the Carnival Industry, I’d had no problems keeping my […]

Remaking the road to walk

Reading Time: 4 minutesBitDepth#943 for June 30 The National Carnival Commission was being congratulated on Saturday for getting started early on the festival’s 800 pound gorilla, the parade route […]