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One piece swimsuits to avoid any nip slips getting on & off the catamaran👌🏼#motherdaughtervacay #caribbeantradition ⛴☀️

Had a visit from an amazing Taino cacique working with the Smithsonian! #tainoheritagecamp #islandlife #culture #caribbeantradition

🌸 CARNIVAL 50 FOR 50 ➡FACT 07⬅ MACHEL MONTANO 🌸 International #socamusic superstar #Machel is constantly working toward his mission of successfully ushering #soca into the realm of mainstream music. It is his dream to see soca being enjoyed in the international market. Moreover, due to soca’s crossover appeal, Machel states, “We want to use our experience to take soca international,” he says. “…I have been pushing the envelope, trying to revolutionize soca, trying to improve its quality. It is very difficult to bring this music to the mainstream and at the same time stay grounded at home but we have created a sound that we believe is palatable to all markets and can play on the radio in rotation with other popular songs and genres. That is a dream I have always had and something I look forward to achieving.”
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Text via machelmontano.com
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🌸 Nia Centre celebrates 50 facts surrounding #CarnivalArts & #CarnivalHistory for #TorontoCarnival's 50th anniversary 🌸
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#Caribana50 #CaribbeanCulture #CaribbeanTradition #MachelMontano #Machel #monkmonte

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🌸 CARNIVAL 50 FOR 50 ➡FACT 21⬅ 🌸 CAG 🌸
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The #sailor is perhaps the most popular #traditionalmas to play, due to its many variations, light weight, and inexpensive materials (please note the exception of the #fancysailor). The #Caribbean has a long history of occupation by naval militaries, including the French, English, and American Navies. Over time, heightened, distorted, and/or satirical portrayals of various sailors became a staple of #Carnival, especially for the versatility of the mas that allows for fancy portrayals (The Fancy/King variation), or non-fancy variations that embrace the #bacchanal nature of “#BadSailors” and “#SailorsAshore”. (Via news.co.tt and traditionalmas.com)
. 🌸 Nia Centre celebrates 50 facts surrounding #CarnivalArts & #CarnivalHistory for #TorontoCarnival's 50th anniversary 🌸
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#CarnivalArts #TorontoCarnival #Caribana #TOCarnival #Caribana50 #CaribbeanCulture #CaribbeanTradition

🌸 CARNIVAL 50 FOR 50 ➡FACT 20⬅ 🌸 CAG 🌸
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CAG is the acronym for CARIBANA™ ARTS GROUP. CAG is the continuation of the #CARIBANA™ tradition which is devoted to developing our communities, and the education of our youth, through the #Caribbean #CarnivalArts.” (via Web)
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🌸 Nia Centre celebrates 50 facts surrounding #CarnivalArts & #CarnivalHistory for #TorontoCarnival's 50th anniversary 🌸
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#CarnivalArts #TorontoCarnival #Caribana #TOCarnival #Caribana50 #CaribbeanCulture #CaribbeanTradition

🌸 CARNIVAL 50 FOR 50 ➡FACT 19⬅ 🌸 CALYPSO MONARCH 🌸
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The #CalypsoMonarch (originally #CalypsoKing) contest is one of the two major annual #calypso competitions held in #Trinidad as part of the annual #CarnivalCelebrations. While #TrinidadCarnival has its origins in the 16th century, a singing contest was first held in 1911, when the Jubilee Establishment offered a prize for "the most original song on a local topic".
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Further competitions were held after World War I, and the Calypso King contest was first held in 1939. After a break during World War II, it resumed in 1946.
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The competition's most successful #calypsonians, #MightySparrow and #Chalkdust, each won the title eight times, the first in 1956, and the last in 1992 for Sparrow, and Chalkdust's reigns were between 1976 and 2009. (Via Wikipedia)
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🌸 Nia Centre celebrates 50 facts surrounding #CarnivalArts & #CarnivalHistory for #TorontoCarnival's 50th anniversary 🌸
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#CarnivalArts #TorontoCarnival #Caribana #TOCarnival #Caribana50 #CaribbeanCulture #CaribbeanTradition

🌸 CARNIVAL 50 FOR 50 ➡FACT 18⬅ 🌸 PLAYING MAS 🌸
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#PlayingMas means you’ve chosen a #MasqueradeBand to participate with and you’ll be #chippin (a march/shuffle/dance combo step) alongside mas goers with similar #costumes down the #parade route.
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(Via article from Tara Donaldson, #HuffingtonPost)
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🌸 Nia Centre celebrates 50 facts surrounding #CarnivalArts & #CarnivalHistory for #TorontoCarnival's 50th anniversary 🌸
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#CarnivalArts #TorontoCarnival #Caribana #TOCarnival #Caribana50 #CaribbeanCulture #CaribbeanTradition

🌸 CARNIVAL 50 FOR 50 ➡FACT 17⬅ 🌸 FETE 🌸
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The English word fête is borrowed from the Mediaeval Latin "#festus" via the French #fête, meaning "holiday" or "#party".
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In Britain, fetes are traditional public #festivals, held outdoors and organized to raise funds for a charity. They typically include entertainment and the sale of goods and refreshments. In #TrinidadAndTobago and other English-speaking #Caribbean territories, fêtes are huge parties held during the #CarnivalSeason.
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(Image via @LehWeGo)
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🌸 Nia Centre celebrates 50 facts surrounding #CarnivalArts & #CarnivalHistory for #TorontoCarnival's 50th anniversary 🌸
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#CarnivalArts #TorontoCarnival #Caribana #TOCarnival #Caribana50 #CaribbeanCulture #CaribbeanTradition

🌸 CARNIVAL 50 FOR 50 ➡FACT 19⬅ 🌸 CALYPSO MONARCH 🌸
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The #CalypsoMonarch (originally #CalypsoKing) contest is one of the two major annual #calypso competitions held in #Trinidad as part of the annual #CarnivalCelebrations. While #TrinidadCarnival has its origins in the 16th century, a singing contest was first held in 1911, when the Jubilee Establishment offered a prize for "the most original song on a local topic".
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Further competitions were held after World War I, and the Calypso King contest was first held in 1939. After a break during World War II, it resumed in 1946.
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The competition's most successful #calypsonians, #MightySparrow and #Chalkdust, each won the title eight times, the first in 1956, and the last in 1992 for Sparrow, and Chalkdust's reigns were between 1976 and 2009. (Via Wikipedia)
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🌸 Nia Centre celebrates 50 facts surrounding #CarnivalArts & #CarnivalHistory for #TorontoCarnival's 50th anniversary 🌸
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#CarnivalArts #TorontoCarnival #Caribana #TOCarnival #Caribana50 #CaribbeanCulture #CaribbeanTradition

🌸 CARNIVAL 50 FOR 50 ➡FACT 18⬅ 🌸 PLAYING MAS 🌸
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#PlayingMas means you’ve chosen a #MasqueradeBand to participate with and you’ll be #chippin (a march/shuffle/dance combo step) alongside mas goers with similar #costumes down the #parade route.
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(Via article from Tara Donaldson, #HuffingtonPost)
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🌸 Nia Centre celebrates 50 facts surrounding #CarnivalArts & #CarnivalHistory for #TorontoCarnival's 50th anniversary 🌸
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#CarnivalArts #TorontoCarnival #Caribana #TOCarnival #Caribana50 #CaribbeanCulture #CaribbeanTradition

🌸 CARNIVAL 50 FOR 50 ➡FACT 17⬅ 🌸 FETE 🌸
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The English word fête is borrowed from the Mediaeval Latin "#festus" via the French #fête, meaning "holiday" or "#party".
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In Britain, fetes are traditional public #festivals, held outdoors and organized to raise funds for a charity. They typically include entertainment and the sale of goods and refreshments. In #TrinidadAndTobago and other English-speaking #Caribbean territories, fêtes are huge parties held during the #CarnivalSeason.
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(Image via @LehWeGo)
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🌸 Nia Centre celebrates 50 facts surrounding #CarnivalArts & #CarnivalHistory for #TorontoCarnival's 50th anniversary 🌸
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#CarnivalArts #TorontoCarnival #Caribana #TOCarnival #Caribana50 #CaribbeanCulture #CaribbeanTradition

🌸 CARNIVAL 50 FOR 50 ➡FACT 16⬅ 🌸
Chalkdust 🌸
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#Chalkdust (aka Hollis Urban Lester Liverpool) is a legendary #calypsonian from #Trinidad and #Tobago, who has recorded over 300 songs over his fifty year career and recently won the #CalypsoMonarch competition earlier this year for his ninth time. Also a scholar, with a Ph.D. in #ethnomusicology and history fom the @UofMichigan, Chalkdust is an Assistant #ProfessorOfHistory at the University of the #VirginIslands, and has also written books about #Caribbean #CarnivalTraditions, and #CalypsoMusic.
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🌸 Nia Centre celebrates 50 facts surrounding #CarnivalArts & #CarnivalHistory for #TorontoCarnival's 50th anniversary 🌸
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#CarnivalArts #TorontoCarnival #Caribana #TOCarnival #Caribana50 #CaribbeanCulture #CaribbeanTradition

🌸 CARNIVAL 50 FOR 50 ➡FACT 15⬅ 🌸
J'ouvert 🌸
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From the French word "dawn" or "#daybreak," the tradition of #jouvert parties are held during #CarnivalSeason in various #CaribbeanCultures. The all-night #celebration starts well before morning, and reaches its height well after #sunrise, as #revellers, bands, and #musicians dance through the streets (often smeared in oil, powder, or paint). This often takes place the night before the "#PrettyMas" parade...however, as j'ouvert celebrations continue over time, they vary in timing and rituals.
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🌸 Nia Centre celebrates 50 facts surrounding #CarnivalArts & #CarnivalHistory for #TorontoCarnival's 50th anniversary 🌸
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#CarnivalArts #TorontoCarnival #Caribana #TOCarnival #Caribana50 #CaribbeanCulture #CaribbeanTradition

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