It was no big deal though. Just a bit in their travel section about the new hiking trails we opened, but at least we were in their headline. Still, we tiny nations so seldom get into the news I was quite proud to see us listed there. Now, if only we could get this kind … Continue reading The New York Times Mentioned Trinidad and Tobago!
It's Carnival time here again in Trinidad and Tobago and if you know me, you know I love to talk about my country's biggest festival. It literally sweeps everything from our mind and gets the body moving to the music. It's just one week away, with this Friday being Fantastic Friday and I'm looking forward … Continue reading Carnival Time Again
I have always been addicted to quotes and a good insult. Must be the Trini in me. We love to end an argument by just shutting it down. We even have a form of improv calypso that we call Extempo. It's two contestants getting on stage with no idea what the topic will be. The only know … Continue reading Good Quotes– A Brief Guide To Extempo Calypso And Some Epic Insults
Yep. One of the routines on Fox's dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance--which I am a huge, HUGE fan of as a former dancer myself--actually featured a very popular soca tune that played a lot during Trinidad's Carnival season. Although it's not sung by Trinidadians--who actually invented soca--it's definitely very familiar to all of … Continue reading Soca Music on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’!
And by popular, I don't mean best. In fact, a couple of these beaches would not be impressive put up against beaches from other parts of the Caribbean. But if you want to see how real Trinbagonians live, and want to experience the beach 'lime' (Trini word for hanging out with friends) with us, these … Continue reading Top 10 Popular Beaches in Trinidad and Tobago
I'm having a lot of fun posting these so I hope you're having fun listening to them. Today's songs are from our most popular soca artiste by far - Machel Montano. He's performed with international stars such as Pitbull, and he's been doing this a long time. Since he was a child, actually. He's sold … Continue reading Earworm – This One is for the Road
Feeling some Bunji again today so I'm linking to another of his new songs for Carnival 2014. Some people think this will be the Road March this year. For those of you not familiar with the concept, the Road March is the song that plays the most during the parade of the bands on Carnival … Continue reading Carnival Vibes
...so I've decided to make them play in your head. Carnival approaches in my country. It is a magical time of freedom and joy. Every year, our soca artistes create new music and compete to be the 'Road March' or the song chosen by the people as their most popular song to parade to. Bunji … Continue reading Earworm: These Songs Keep Playing In My Head