Category: Arts & Culture — Trinidad

Payge Turner in the Battle Rounds of The Voice

Becoming a Payge Turner: meet Trinidad’s Paige Roopchan (part 2)

With a wealth of both musical and athletic talent, Trinidad-born Paige “Payge Turner” Roopchan’s path, however winding, seems destined for stardom

The Johnson-Roopchan family

Meet the Johnsons | The making of a Trini Payge Turner (part 1)

With roots in a multi-talented and musical Trinidadian family, Paige Roopchan is fruit falling very close to the tree By now, you’ve no doubt seen 28-year-old Payge Turner‘s stunning performance on the season premiere of The Voice last Monday. If not, you can check it out below. You can also read our full profile on

Trinidad’s architecture & built heritage

The mosaic history of this little island and its extraordinary wealth are built into its varied architecture. For the history buff, there are a great many archaeological and historical sites in Trinidad and Tobago. Many are in the process of being protected and preserved by the National Trust, several recently restored, and with much work

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, culture, leisure & entertainment [updated for 2020]

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!

Invaders Steel Orchestra performs at Panorama. Photo by Edison Boodoosingh

UNESCO designates Port of Spain to join its Network of Creative Cities

On World Cities’ Day (31 October), UNESCO designated 66 urban settlements from around the world to join its Network of Creative Cities, which now number a total of 246 members. The Network brings together cities that base their development on creativity — whether in music, arts and folk crafts, design, cinema, literature, digital arts or

Elon Trotman at JAOTG. Photo courtesy Jazz Artists on the Green (JAOTG)

Nigel Campbell on Trinidad’s music, nightlife, and entertainment | Q&A

Veteran journalist and music businessman Nigel Campbell shares his insights into Trinidad’s rich and varied music scene, providing a comprehensive overview of the island’s distinct musical landscape

Photo courtesy Lisa Faye

Laura Dowrich-Phillips on Trinidad’s arts, culture, and entertainment | Q&A

Veteran journalist Laura Dowrich-Phillips chatted with Discover T&T about all things culture and lifestyle — from her favourite Trinidad festivals, fetes, and hangouts, to authors, artists, designers, and culinary treats