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Art imitates life on Port of Spain streets

By Sherrie Ann De Leon Wed, 07/18/2012 - 22:58 LifestyleCultureslider gallery

Trinidadian filmmaker Shaun Escayg found himself in the middle of a real life police drama while shooting a scene in Port of Spain.

The Los Angeles Times reports that a robbery scene in Escayg's short film titled "Fish" appeared to be so real that police officers drew their weapons and chased the main character who was carrying out the fictitious robbery.

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Trini Culture @ UniverSoul Circus

By Sherrie Ann De Leon Wed, 05/09/2012 - 21:51 CultureUniverSoulslider gallery

Big break for Trinidad and Tobago dancers.

Trinidad and Tobago culture is getting a big boost from the UniverSoul Circus.

The "Caribbean Callaloo" act presents a colorful burst of pride for West Indian-Americans across the United States.

The limbo king and queen of the world lead a cast of 14, spending most of the year on the road, spreading the gospel of calypso, limbo and carnival to new American audiences.

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Cricket: 2 Bravos + 1 Lara

The Lara gene pool in Santa Cruz continues to churn out world class batsmen. The new international headline grabber is Darren Bravo, younger cousin of the world famous record-breaking batsman Brian Lara.

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Ben Lion Wines No More

By admin Mon, 05/02/2011 - 00:00 NewssocaAndre TankerCulture

The death of Osama Bin Laden once again raises the question asked by the late great Andre Tanker, and the 3Canal crew months after the terror attacks in New York City: "Ben Lion, Ben badman, why yuh wine so and get on bad in de people place" If you don't have this on your iPod, get it on Amazon. Thanks to Keith Wainwright for posting this 2002 performace on YouTube.

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Panman Flying Trini Flag

By admin Sun, 03/13/2011 - 00:00 Culturepan

Phase II panman Earl LaPierre still flying the flag in Canada. Check out his performance of the American and Canadian anthems at a Toronto Raptors game.

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$2m Trini All Stars

By admin Sun, 03/06/2011 - 00:00 Culturepan

NPR Reports On Soca

By admin Sun, 03/06/2011 - 00:00 Culturesoca

National Public Radio reports on the origins of soca music and how it fuels Trinidad Carnival. Nice to hear Trini voices on American public radio.

 

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Social Media Carnival

By admin Wed, 03/02/2011 - 00:00 Culturemedia

Observing Carnival from a social media point of view shows just how technology savvy Trinidad and Tobago revelers have become. You will see from our featured Twitter streams how many entertainers are tweeting about their Carnival experiences and posting videos and photos to Twitter and Facebook. Use of YouTube seems to lag a bit behind, maybe because the intricacies of video can be a bit more intimidating to the average user.

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Wotless Video

By admin Tue, 02/22/2011 - 00:00 Culturesoca

Heating up the social media stratosphere is the new Wotless video, directed by Walt Lovelace and Kes. "Real" people add a nice touch.

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