Category: Arts & Culture | Trinidad

Vaughnette Bigford wows the crowd at North Coast Jazz (Blanchisseuse) last May. Her album, Born to Shine is available at Photo by Camille Lowhar

Trinidad arts & entertainment 2018

If it’s one thing Trinis take seriously, it’s partying. But, we’re also ride or die with our music, dance, theatre, film, fashion and design, literature, and festivals. Want to know more? Read on!

In 2017, a cermony was held at the Red House to honour indigenous ancestors whose skeletal remains were found under its foundations. Photo by Maria Nunes

A Trinidad festivals calendar

In alphabetical order, here are some of the island’s most treasured festivals. For a full calendar of events, click here. Bocas Lit Fest The five-day Trinidad & Tobago Literary Festival brings together readers, writers, poets, and publishers from the Caribbean diaspora each April for book launches, discussions, performances, readings, workshops, and the presentation of annual

Winston Duke in Person of Interest

Nine Hollywood actors of Trinidad & Tobago heritage

There are several actors working in Hollywood with roots in Trinidad and Tobago. Some were born here and migrated as children or young adults. Some are children of Trinbagonian parents. Here are just a few that you may recognise (listed in alphabetical order)

The National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA). Photo: Edison Boodoosingh

A Trinidad arts & culture guide for 2017

Every culture is unique, but Trinidad’s culture has been cross-pollinated by generations of migrants from all over the world, whose cultural traditions have been preserved and adapted, all in one small island. here’s a culture lover’s guide to Trinidad

Filming The Cool Boys in Trinidad. Courtesy Michael Mooleedhar

Lisa Allen-Agostini on Trinidad’s arts scene

The best advice is to find someone who knows the scene and ask them what’s happening and where to find it. And if that is hard to manage, we’ve found someone on your behalf… writer and editor, Lisa Allen-Agostini

Lorraine Toussaint on "Orange is the New Black". Courtesy Netflix

Lorraine Toussaint: living with purpose

Lorraine Toussaint talks to Caroline Taylor about her Trinidadian roots, her life, her career, her artistic process, motherhood, making her own way as a black, Caribbean woman in Hollywood…and the things that matter to her most.

Trinidad Carnival Couture. Photo: Gary Jordan Photography courtesy K2K Carnival

Spotlight on Trinidad & Tobago fashion

A look at Trinidad & Tobago Fashion Week; Tobago Fashion Weekend; the relationship between fashion and Carnival; and the islands’ emerging fashion industry as a whole

Heather Headley of Trinidad & Tobago

Heather Headley: written in the stars

Trinidadian-American star Heather Headley talks to Caroline Taylor about her Trinidad childhood, a new album, Whitney Houston, and The Bodyguard on the West End

The twins. Courtesy Karen & Kathy Norman/K2K

K2K Carnival’s Karen & Kathy Norman

Twin designers Kathy and Karen Norman have generated a lot of buzz around their new medium-category, all-inclusive Carnival band “The Waters – Seas of Consciousness”. They talked to Caroline Taylor about the story behind their designs; the journey to making the band; Trinidad’s vs Brazil’s Carnival; and re-claiming Trinidad’s mas.

Choreographer and dancer Dave Williams in his iconic performance ‘Scan’ (2009). Photo: Jeffrey Chock courtesy the Coco Dance Festival.

Trinidad’s arts & culture: an overview

A meeting point for cultural traditions preserved by migrants from around the world, Trinidad is constantly abuzz with artistic and cultural activity — music, dance, theatre and drama, fashion, literature, and much more