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Anya Ayoung-Chee presents Cheyenne for Tribe 10

Trinidad’s own Anya Ayoung-Chee, Project Runway Season Nine Winner, former Miss Trinidad & Tobago, fashion designer, philantropist and all around sweeheart, presented her section Cheyenne for Carnival Tribe’s Tenth year anniversary presentation of Tribe 10.








Designed by Anya Ayoung-Chee
Full costume details & options coming soon!
Photography by Laura Ferreira

Also, please keep your eyes out for an online/physical shop that is tailored by Anya to further meet your Carnival needs. The shop will be providing Monday wear, footwear and various other accessories! You can play mas in Tribe 10 in full high fashion glory!

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Tribe 10 Carnival 2014 Teaser

I hope you all have your tickets! See you in the Savannah!!!

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Fantasy Carnival 2014 Secrets of the Deep Teaser


On July 27th Fantasy Carnival will be launching their third presentation, Secrets of the Deep.

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Bliss “TRIButE” 2014 Teaser Video


Tickets for the Bliss section of the Tribe/Bliss 2014 Band Launch are SOLD OUT!!! As the excitement mounts for Saturday, Bliss released a teaser video of sneak peaks!

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Vote for Differentology MTV Iggy Song of the Summer

Trinidad’s Bunji Garlin’s breakaway hit Differentology is up for a MTV Iggy Award as the Song of the Summer.

If you know anything about me, you know I am a major backer of all positive things, people and products that originate on my sweet sugar island.

Differentology is an amazing song. It transcends age demographics and seemingly genres as well. Please assist Mr. Alvarez in making a well deserved mark with this hit and VOTE.

You can vote as many times as you want until it shuts you out, and then you can start again after a couple hours. Pay attention when you are voting because the location of the option changes on the list every time.

Much to my dismay Differentology is currently in a very far second place to a song that ironically has a tag of “We Ready” in it’s intro as well. But the song is no Differentology and we can beat them. Get busy.

If perhaps by some miracle or travesty you have yet to hear this song, see the video below.

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Tribe 2014 Band Launch


For all you last minute Lucy’s who did not jump on this the minute it landed in your email.

TRIBE 2014 Band Launch
Saturday 20th July | Tribal Reservation
(Queen’s Park Savannah)
Drinks Inclusive!! (Rum, Beer, Vodka)

Tickets on sale NOW to 2013 Masqueraders ONLY
TRIBE & BLISS 2013 Masqueraders – $280 (Until Thurs 11th July | Subject to availability)
Non-Masqueraders – Special Ltd. Adv. $320 almost SOLD OUT!
Ltd. Adv. $350 thereafter

Tickets available at TRIBE Mas Camp and Committee Members
20 Rosalino Street, Woodbrook
Mon-Fri 12pm-6pm

Committee Members
Aaron Fingal 736-7676 | Arvinder Rampersad 729-8765 | Brendon Clement 687-6871 | Bruce Shepherd 788-1263 | Cher Singh 787-1795 | Cherrise Alexander 756-6865 | Chike Philip 460-2965 | Chris Carim 744-7970 | Crystal Lee Kim 744-2331 | Dominique De Verteuil 799-6213 | Elysee Gilbert 299-9636 | Gabby Gonsalves 739-2968 | Greer Iton 465-6618 | Hannah Samuel 745-3795 | Jamie Aqui 753-5154 | Jardena Harding 620-8548 | Jeremy Tai Chew 330-7922 | Jessica Mohammed 796-9108 | Jehan Singh 760-0820 | Joel Lynch 678-6172 | Joshua Brown 473-7426 | Kandace Price 689-6087 | Kearlene Crosby 758-5022 | Kerrie Kim Kirton 488-2386 | Kevin Homer 687-0501 | Kimberly Ella Tang 685-0363 | Kristi-Anne Chin 682-8835 | Marcus Rowley 328-1616 | Marvin Carmino 770-8315 | Natalia Garcia 465-4097 | Nathan Dookie 482-5158 | Narissa Field 756-6628 | Nicholas Patrick 781-7781 | Nicholas Gill 687-7099 | Rachel Wharton 713-9590 | Rebecca Elias 313-2006 | Ricarda Thompson 792-2002 | Rian Ramrattan 714-4309 | Ryan Henrique 744-2257 | Shane Baird 727-4263 | Shannon Billioun 785-3768 | Sharise Rhyner 729-3051 | Sherayne Welch 722-3389 | Sommer-Jo Olliviere 384-8444 | Steven Luk Pat 680-6957 | Toni-Marie Chin 739-8641 | Zikomo Townsend 347-4064

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Bunji Garlin – Differentology Official Video

Yes, I am a week late in posting this, but seeing as the Viking of Soca will be all over this Memorial Weekend, this is as good a time as any to take a look at his much talked about video for his monumental 2013 mega hit Differentology. If you haven’t seen it take a look, if you have take a second look!

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Degree in Carnival Studies at UWI St. Augustine

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for the longest while, but with the deadline for registration approaching I have to do it now!

UWI Carnival Studies Unit

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus offers a degree in Carnival Studies according to their facebook page:

The Carnival Studies Unit is an academic unit within the Department of Creative and Festival Arts , The University of the West Indies, St Augustine through which B.A. degree in Carnival Studies and a minor in Culutral Studies are taught. The Carnival Studies Unit engages both the historical exploration of the Carnival phenomenon and its impact on Caribbean identity as well as the entrepreneurial …and institutional expansion of the Creative industries within the region. The Carnival Studies degree, at present focuses on three main areas 1) creative Enterprise management and entrepreneurship 2) Cultural Studies 3) Mas Design and Carnival research. The degree currently exposes students to a dynamic package of courses that prepares them for engagement in the Carnival and Creative industry as leaders in innovation, cultural research and festival management.

The following courses of study are also listed:
i. BA in Carnival Studies
ii. minor in Cultural Studies
iii. Creative Source an outreach artist employment agency(non-profit)
iv. Kaiso Dialogues
v. Carnival Studies Unit Carnival Studies Colloquium
vi. Yogah (pronounced yo-hah) Carnival Fete

I have to say that I think this is such an amazing opportunity for young Carnival lovers to do something fun and productive, become entrepreneurs and contribute in a very meaningful way to the culture of the nation.

Deadline Date – May 31, 2013.
APPLY NOW! http://sta.uwi.edu/ads

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Spice Carnival Band off the road for 2014

Spice Logo

Dear Spicequeraders,
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that after months of careful consideration, we have decided that we will not be bringing out a presentation for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2014.
The Spice Management Team, as part of both our professional and personal growth and development, have embarked on some new projects for the upcoming year and we have realised that this will hamper greatly our ability to provide you with the level of quality product and service that you have become used to.
We have always believed in giving you, our masqueraders, 100 per cent dedication at all times and our new endeavours will not allow us to maintain this standard that we have set for ourselves and we would never want to short-change you in anyway.
While we are very excited to begin this new chapter in our lives, we are deeply saddened that there will be no Spice Carnival Band in C2K14. The last five years have been an incredible jour…ney and the happiest times in the lives of the entire Spice Team.
To you our masqueraders we say thank you, thank you, thank you.
Thank you to all our one time masqueraders and special thank you to our returning masquerades for making Spice your choice for Carnival. Thank you for your support… you all made us a success!
To our loyal masqueraders who have been with us since year one… what can we say, you are like family to us and we love you all and will miss you terribly.
However, this is not a ‘goodbye’ Spicequeraders, this is merely a ‘see you later’ as Spice Carnival Band will be back soon, even better than before! We started this band because of our love for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival and it will be very hard for us to stay out of the industry for too long.
We hope that you all have a great Carnival 2014 and see you on the road for C2K1…!
Best Regards,
The Spice Team

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Major Lazer gives ‘Differentology’ & ‘Palance’ “major” exposure at Coachella 2013

Happy and excited to see big things for Soca in the form of a huge debut for Bunji Garlin’s Differentology and JW & Blaze’s Palance at Coachella.

Coachella is a three day music and arts festival held annually at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley. The festival hosts many music genres, which include rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic music.

This weekend at Cochella Major Lazer debuted the mega hit Differentlogy and 2010 Road March and Soca Monarch winning Palance to great crowd response. Chris Leacock aka Jillionaire who was born and raised in Chaguanas, Trinidad has been instrumental in Major Lazer bringing soca music to the forefront on the world stage.

(Differentology starts at 6:42; you can go to 29:53 to hear Palance or listen through because the entire set is pretty amazing)

Leacok - Jimmy Fallon

You can listen to the Major Lazer Differentology Remix here

Like the page Major Lazer and The Jillionaire on facebook
Follow them on Twitter @MAJORLAZER @jillionaire

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