Posts Tagged ‘Tobago

25
Jan
10

Day 13, 14 & 15/365…

If you’ve been following my 365 project, you’d have realised that I didn’t post anything on Saturday, Sunday or Monday (its early Tuesday morning as I type this).

Well, its Carnival time… and I went to my first Carnival fête: St Mary’s College All-Inclusive (read an interesting review of the 2008 edition of the fete here).  An “all-inclusive fête” is a Carnival fete where everything you need is included in the price.  You get as much as you can eat and as much as you can drink, as long as stocks last.  The fêtes usually go strong for as much as 10 hours… some start as early as 4pm… and they go ’til after midnight in some cases.  St Mary’s is my alma mater, and I usually attend the fete.

In lieu of my lack of photos, here’s a video I recorded of a performance at the fete: Kes the Band featuring Nadia Batson who sings with them as their female lead, although she’s an artiste separate and apart from the band.

Enjoy.

27
Nov
09

Shut Yuh Mout’, Go Away…

…”Mama, look ah boo boo dey.”

Harry Belafonte and Nat King Cole perform  a classic calypso “Mama Look A Boo Boo”, which was written in 1956 by Lord Melody (Fitzroy Alexander).

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I was also able to find the same song done on the steelpan… It was performed by a University student from California named Ziba Zehdar, as part of her university coursework or something.

Ziba Zehdar

Taken from Ziba's Vimeo profile...

What made me smile was that she’s so good, that the MC introducing her actually has to announce to the audience that – contrary to the thoughts and questions of many – that  he “didn’t hire her to play the steelpan”, and that she was a matriculated student at the school!

I was just in the mood for some old school kaiso.  I hope you do enjoy!  It always makes me happy and proud to see a facet of my culture being appreciated by other inhabitants of the big blue marble! 😀

Peace and Rice,

Boboleechron

03
Dec
08

Beautiful Tobago « New Bobolee Pix

Beautiful Tobago

Some more pictures of my October’08 Tobago trip.

See them here: Beautiful Tobago « Bobolee Pix

I’m taking some time to learn and understand a bit more about the photo-related WordPress features, like photogalleries.

Please let me know what you think of them, especially as it relates to the “quality” of the pictures.

(Since October?  October? I’m in need of some more Tobago love.  There’s no such thing as too much Tobago …)

*sighs* 🙂

Peace and Rice,

jw

02
Dec
08

Beautiful Tobago

Some more pictures of my Tobago trip.

I’m taking some time to learn and understand a bit more about the photo-related WordPress features, like photogalleries.

Please let me know what you think of this one, as well as the quality of the pictures.

Peace and Rice,

jw

24
Oct
08

Weave

An “Arts and Crafts” vendor weaves a table mat from coconut branches and tree bark on the beach at Mt Irvine Bay, Tobago.

24
Oct
08

Up Close

An “up close” view of some handmade pouches laid out for sale on the beach at Mt Irvine Bay, Tobago.

She hung them up by their leather strings on an old nail stuck in a tree.

Peace and Rice,

jw

24
Oct
08

Shadow Copy

A shot of my shadow on the beach sand at Mt. Irvine Bay, Tobago.

Peace and Rice,

jw




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