Trinidad Carnival 2015 – No stopping this party – articles + music

Trinidad Carnival 2015

No stopping this party

Shaliza Hassanali  -Sunday, January 18, 2015 – Trinidad Guardian

Despite the continued fall in oil prices, masqueraders and partygoers are not refraining from spending for the 2015 Carnival. As a matter of fact, bandleaders and fete promoters are predicting a bumper Carnival, as the sale of costumes and tickets for all-inclusive and general fetes have been selling out. In the face of cutbacks at all government ministries, economist Dr Roger Hosein is urging carnival lovers to spend wisely and consider cutting expenses, as they enjoy the revelry in the coming weeks.

Promoter of Soca Chutney Monarch and Girlz Gone White, George Singh, said the public had not yet felt the impact of the international oil prices, which fell below US$50 a barrel in January. “Party lovers have been planning and putting aside money for their tickets months in advance…way before oil prices started to drop. So it is not really affecting their pockets.  

They are enjoying Carnival as normal from what I heard. In my opinion, this is going to be a great Carnival.” [Read more]

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Carnival time and Carnival life

By Martin Daly   – Story Created: Jan 17, 2015 – Trinidad Express

The trouble for me is that I see the growth each year of the reckless use of Carnival. It is used as a sedative to relax civic awareness and to overthrow political sense. Governments are pushing a State-subsidised opiate to dull the pain of injustice.  We are being relentlessly seduced into fulfilling the stereotype. [Read more]
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Playlist of nine tunes from Machel Montano – last year’s soca champion.  One of these tunes may win this year.
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