Port of Spain Journals

My First Band Launch in Trinidad

An October 2004 trip to Port of Spain by Jalpari

Dancers and Models 1 Photo, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago More Photos
Quote: The early stages of Carnival activity begins here. Buckle up and enjoy the fete!

Moulin Rouge Band Launch

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Dancers and Models 1 Photo, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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After a couple of days showing me around the island, Nnamdi and CJ were still hanging tough, and my next mission was to get them and me to my very first band launch. Simply describing, a ‘band launch’ is the very beginning stages of pre-Carnival events and also another reason to party. (Trinis love to party.) Designers showcase their latest and greatest costumes for the upcoming year's celebration, and people sign up to join a band. The costumes may also be for purchase the night of the launch or a couple days following. Having done my research well in advance, I mapped out what appeared to be a very exquisite launch to checkout. Islandevents.com, a pretty good website for fetes and concert inf...Read More