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The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts will officially launch the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition 2016, with the hosting of “Traditions of Carnival” on Saturday January 16, 2016 at Coronation Park, Point Fortin at 1:00 pm. Dr, the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts is expected to attend and formally open the day’s activities. Competition will then get underway in the following categories:

  • Music (Calypso Medley, Tamboo Bamboo, Kalinda Song and Dance, Rhythm Section and Minstrel Song)
  • Dance (Soca Dance, Sailor, Chutney Soca, Carnival Character Dances (Dame Lorraine, Bat, Burroquite)
  • Literature (Pierrot Grenade, Speech Band, Midnight Robber)

It will be a day of fun for the entire family, with performances by popular traditional Carnival characters including: Dame Lorraines, Bats, Moko Jumbies, Clowns, Burrokeets and Fancy Indians.

“Traditions of Carnival 2016” is free to the public.

Some fancy sailors perform at Traditions of Carnival 2014