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CARIBBEAN FOLKLORE (PART 2)

  • 11/9/2023 6:58:00 AM
Caribbean folklore has been handed down to us by our ancestors some of whom were indigenous people, and, those who came from our ancestral lands – Africa, India, Europe, wider Asia, Middle East, and the Americas. Together, Caribbean peoples created their own folklore that became part of our collective cultural heritage. These tales were passed down through generations usually via the oral tradition. Folklore normally comprises the presence of unique characters, and but can include music, storie...
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CARIBBEAN FOLKLORE (PART 3)

  • 11/9/2023 6:58:00 AM
Caribbean folklore has been handed down to us by our ancestors some of whom were indigenous people, and, those who came from our ancestral lands – Africa, India, Europe, wider Asia, Middle East, and the Americas. Together, Caribbean peoples created their own folklore that became part of our collective cultural heritage. These tales were passed down through generations usually via the oral tradition. Folklore normally comprises the presence of unique characters, and but can include music, storie...
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CARIBBEAN FOLKLORE (PART 1)

  • 11/9/2023 6:40:00 AM
Caribbean folklore Part 1: Folklore are the traditional beliefs which explain the traditional customs, local beliefs and practices of a people.  They are handed down through generations usually via the oral tradition. Folklore normally comprises the presence of unique characters, and but can include music, stories, history, legends, and myths. The characters are sometimes unusual in appearance, with inexplicable abilities, but together with all the other components, that are specific to ...
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CELEBRATING THE FIRST PEOPLES OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

CELEBRATING THE FIRST PEOPLES OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

  • 10/28/2022 10:22:00 AM
            Introduction: The week leading up to 14th October has been used to shine a spotlight on the history and culture of the indigenous people of Trinidad and Tobago. Originally referred to as Amerindians, from 1990 the earliest people to settle in Trinidad and Tobago are celebrated as the First Peoples. They mark their “Heritage Week” celebrations with a series of events in Arima, Port of Spain and other community areas. Perso...
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CARNIVAL: TRINIDAD 1888

  • 2/7/2022 9:43:00 AM
CARNIVAL: TRINIDAD 1888   Image courtesy the Heritage Library Division   Introduction In 1888, Melton Prior of the “Illustrated London News", recorded the first known image of carnival in Trinidad. Prior, an illustrator, and the 19th Century equivalent of an international news correspondent, was sent by the newspaper as part of a public relations/human interest series to the major British colonies in the West Indies.  Prior witnessed the carnival masq...
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SANTA ROSA FIRST PEOPLES COMMUNITY HERITAGE WEEK

SANTA ROSA FIRST PEOPLES COMMUNITY HERITAGE WEEK

  • 10/14/2020 6:20:00 AM
"Preserving a legacy, nurturing a future" Every year since its inception in 1990, the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community, formerly known as the Santa Rosa Carib Community, has hosted “Heritage Week”. This is usually held in the period leading up to the day of recognition October 14. During Heritage Week, the community opens its doors to other indigenous tribes scattered throughout the world, religious bodies, and the public. Sacred traditions such as the Smoke Ceremon...
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