Category: Arts & Culture | Trinidad

Vaughnette Bigford wows the crowd at North Coast Jazz (Blanchisseuse) last May. Her album, Born to Shine is available at vaughnettebigford.com. 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!

Stollmeyer's Castle was built in 1904. Photo by Rapso Imaging

Trinidad’s architecture & built heritage

The mosaic history of this little island and its extraordinary wealth are built into its varied architecture. You will find mansions and public buildings in the early 19th century neo-classical style popular under British colonial rule (eg St James Police Barracks, Port of Spain General Hospital). Governor Ralph Woodford also sponsored the construction of the

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

Haze Night Club in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Trinidad’s nightlife & entertainment scene

Trinidadians take their nightlife and entertainment very, very seriously. The multitude of bars, nightclubs and lounges, roadside watering holes, multi-level VIP clubs with dazzling lights and sizzling cocktails, shows exactly how serious a business partying is to Trinis. There’s no shortage of possibilities — find your niche and dive in!