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Charlotteville Harvest Festival. Photo courtesy the THA

Tobago’s arts & culture: an overview

A cultural scene ranging from traditions rooted in Tobago’s communities, to international events with headliners and visitors from around the globe

Moriah Old Time Wedding, Tobago. Photo by Chris Anderson

Things to know and learn about in Tobago

In Tobago, sometimes there’s a lot more story; sometimes it’s just utterly unexpected

The Speechettes of Scarborough RC school in a traditional speech band performance, where costumed characters speechify in rhyme. It is popular at Carnival and during Heritage Festival. Photo courtesy the THA

The roots of Tobagonian culture

Traditionally, Tobagonians have never separated arts and entertainment from education. Families, friends and neighbours would gather outdoors around a fire, roasting nuts and corn while telling stories and sharing superstitions. This was how Tobagonians passed on proverbs and the wisdom of the elders; it was how they relaxed after hard work on the estates or