Opinion: Oppression within Carnival 2022

The proposed ‘Taste of Carnival’ that was launched for citizens to enjoy and to bring some much-needed relief to those who depend on the sector for their livelihood, was a clear example of how we unfairly  treat those who lack money and status. Leaving one to think about the oppression felt within Carnival, an oxymoron that does not contradict when you pay close attention to the events that occurred this year.

Preserving the Culture Parts 2 & 3 : The Wirebender

Wire bending is one of the most integral parts of Trinbago Carnival. It is often viewed as the engine of mas making. Sunday Market Network sat down with four stalwarts in the wire bending community Art Brown, Roger Hicks, Ernesto Jardine and Robert Miller who have been in the business for years and spoke about their views on Carnival now and then. Tune into this series where we learn more about the prestigious art form and even get a behind the scenes look as to how parts of your favorite pieces of your Carnival costume are created!

Preserving the Culture Part 1: The Moko Jumbie

One of the most important traditional characters in Trinbago Carnival is the Moko Jumbie and last Saturday, Sunday Market Network visited Jaiso Mokos at the Queen’s Park Savannah where they hold their weekly stilt walking lessons. We also spoke to one of the leaders, Malique Toppin who is very passionate about keeping the art form alive and was even able to give us a little background about the history of the Moko Jumbie in T&T!