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Trinidad government promotes carnival tradition

by Global News Staff

Trinidad — Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago has been attracting thousands of revelers every year and the People’s Partnership government will continue to promote the annual festival.

There is now a move to blend African and Indian music, which is now called Trinbagonian music — calypso and chutney music fused together.

Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar and Arts and Multiculturalism Minister Winston “Gypsy” Peters attended Saturday’s night show at the Skinner Park in San Fernando where Peters performed extempo to a soca artiste serenading the prime minister with a classic reggae hit.

The government is offering a $2 million prize to the winner of the Chutney Soca Monarch competition.

Peters described the competition as the ideal occasion to showcase the country’s multi-cultural society. He also reiterated the country’s economic survival would have to rely on its cultural heritage and musical diversity when the days of oil and gas come to an end.

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by Global News Staff

Trinidad — Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago has been attracting thousands of revelers every year and the People’s Partnership government will continue to promote the annual festival.

There is now a move to blend African and Indian music, which is now called Trinbagonian music — calypso and chutney music fused together.

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Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar and Arts and Multiculturalism Minister Winston “Gypsy” Peters attended Saturday’s night show at the Skinner Park in San Fernando where Peters performed extempo to a soca artiste serenading the prime minister with a classic reggae hit.

The government is offering a $2 million prize to the winner of the Chutney Soca Monarch competition.

Peters described the competition as the ideal occasion to showcase the country’s multi-cultural society. He also reiterated the country’s economic survival would have to rely on its cultural heritage and musical diversity when the days of oil and gas come to an end.