Local Lives 21

Tracey Sankar-Charleau works through grief at the loss of her husband to create a new version of her signature individual costume, Erzulie. Read More...
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Local Lives 20

A quick look at Tribe’s launch of two now established bands and a third, artist driven presentation, The Lost Tribe. Read More...
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Local Lives 19

Chris Marshall’s Zabouca Breads is an artisinal bakery. This is the story of the five hours it took for him to produce his signature hot cross buns for Easter. Read More...
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Local Lives 18

For 26 years, Rosalind Gabriel has brought a children’s band to Trinidad’s Carnival celebrations. Her work remains rooted in the handwrought traditions of the festival’s costume builders. Read More...
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Local Lives 17

A return investigation into the Tribe phenomenon, five years later on their tenth anniversary, finds the orgaisation running the band hosting the Miss Universe pageant and launching a new band, Bliss. Read More...
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A very personal light

An update to the fifth Local Lives, following up with the Singh family years afterward and their continuing work to carry on the tradition of their late father, Bheem. Read More...
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Local Lives 16

Every Easter, men prepare themselves to jockey goats in a deadly serious race of form and discipline. Read More...
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Local Lives 15

Phase II prepares for their 41st appearance at the National Panorama Finals. Read More...
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Local Lives 14

The Original Whipmasters are into their fourth generation of bringing a unique and punishing style of Jab Jab mas from Couva. Read More...
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Local Lives 13

Catholics concerned about the state of Carnival bring a band and good example to the festival. Read More...
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Local Lives 12

The Ganga Dhaaraa reflects the worship ceremonies of the Ganges River in India. Read More...
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Local Lives 11

Local Lives 11 - Chocolate City adds a sweet twist to Carnival's traditional J'Ouvert celebration Read More...
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Local Lives 10

Local Lives 10 - Children learn the Ramayana by writing, performing and directing the epic Ramleela. Read More...
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Local Lives 09

Local Lives 09 - Gathering the Tribe Read More...
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Local Lives 08

Local Lives 08 - A chowtal group returns to honour a father's legacy Read More...
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Local Lives 07

Local Lives 07 - Carnival Queen Anra Bobb Read More...
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Local Lives 06

Local Lives 06 - Building a memorial with faith Read More...
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Local Lives 05

Local Lives 05 - Divali at the Singhs in St James. Read More...
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Local Lives 04

Local Lives 04 - The story of a day's travel Read More...
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Local Lives 03

Local Lives 03 - World Cup finale Read More...
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Local Lives 02

Local Lives 02 - Making a living in the dump Read More...
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Local Lives 01

Local Lives 01 - Making Miss T&T in 38 hours Read More...
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MM-Making Mas Notes

Unpublished notes from the Making Mas series. Read More...
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MM-The Traditionalists

De Boss and Tribal Connection maintain a link to Carnival's earliest portrayals. Read More...
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MM-Tribal Explosion

The Kalicharans have been creating Carnival in San Fernando for almost three decades. Read More...
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MM-Building Dingdaka

Wade Madray and Ronald Blaize have been to the city 16 times but have never sat on the throne. Read More...
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MM-Earth: Cries of despair, wings of hope

Brian Mac Farlane is making costumes for Carnival, but at his camp, workers are painting costumes by hand. Read More...
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MM-Que Viva Mexico

Geraldo Rivera is the master of plastics for Carnival and the elder of the father and son team of Kings in Trini Revellers. Read More...
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MM-Myths & Magic

Using a "spider's web" of production, Tribe manages a massive, outsourced workforce. Read More...
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MM-Lights, Camera, Action - A tribute to Hollywood

Gerard, Luis and Thais Hart continue their family's legacy. Read More...
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