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Although the dust would have settled after the
parade of the bands, the discourse on Carnival
continues on March 2 and 3, with the sympo-
sium Memory, Politics and Performance in the
Trinidad Carnival Complex.
The event, hosted by the Cultural Studies Section of
the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communi-
cation Studies (UWI), St Augustine, in collaboration
with the Ministry of Community Development, Cul-
ture and the Arts, examines the myriad ways that the
Carnival shapes, and is shaped by its environment.
Association of Past
Students will be host-
ing Party in Paradise,
their annual Carnival
Friday Cooler Fete, on
February 24, from 8
al location--- Naparima
Bowl, San Fernando.
A release said the or-
ganisers are fulfilling their patrons' demands for
live performances. Featured will be Iwer George,
the new Chutney Soca Monarch Omardath Maharaj,
Allison Hinds, 5 Star Akil, Dil E Nadan and Invasion
5.0 featuring former Road March champion Naya
DJs on the night include Ultra Simmo, Anna and
Patrons have the option of bringing their coolers,
or patronising an all-inclusive VIP section, with
premium drinks, food, dedicated washrooms, and
separate entrance. Security and safety concerns
have been addressed with secured parking at the
adjacent Naparima College, mobile security patrols
covering the neighbouring streets, a sober zone, and
a dedicated ambulance on site.
In keeping with their motto, Putting Students
First, proceeds from this charitable event will be
used to better the students of Naparima College.
Tickets priced at $300 (General) and $600 (VIP)
can be bought from NAPS executive members or
online via at www.napsassociation.org/tickets.
Please call NAPS at 653-6277 (NAPS) or via facebook.
com/NapsPastStudents or instagram.com/napsassoci-
ation and napsassociation.org
Who will win Soca Monarch 2017 is anyone's
guess, but for the next week you can download
and listen to a playlist of the finalist's music on
a new, on-demand music service called Radial.
The app, only available on iPhones & iPads for now,
was developed by local entrepreneurs Abayomi Israel
and Andre Thomas. Both founders studied abroad,
and had a hard time accessing local music, especially
around Carnival time, which became the impetus for
the applications development.
A release said Radial Music operates in a very similar
manner to giants Spotify, Apple Music and Google
Play, but it's 100 per cent locally made and stocked
with a library of calypso, chutney, and soca. The
partnership with International Soca Monarch and
Scorch Music, will give users the ability to listen to
an ISM2017 Play list, with the contending songs. Users
can interact with the songs by liking their favourites,
which would be an interesting dynamic to observe
who the front runners are by public opinion.
The Radial app is 100 per cent free to download
For more on the service and to download the application
ISM, Scorch on Radial
Iwer for Naps fete
Carnival Symposium for UWI
According to Dr Suzanne Burke, one of the
organisers of the symposium, the objective
is to "bring together the various Carnival
stakeholders including practitioners, poli-
cy-makers, researchers and entrepreneurs
to examine and discuss the importance of
Carnival to Trinidad and Tobago's devel-
Just as important, she added, the sympo-
sium will serve as a vehicle to enhance the
'voice' of T&T's academic community in
global discourses on the Trinidad Carnival.
A release said the symposium opens with
a keynote lecture and discussion on March
2, at the Auditorium of the Government
Campus Plaza on Richmond Street, Port-
of-Spain. The event, which is scheduled to
begin at 6 pm, will feature Dr Keith Nurse
who will speak on Bacchanlia and the Po-
litical Economy of Governance in the T&T
Dr Nurse is Senior Fellow at the Sir Ar-
thur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic
Studies and the World Trade Organization
Chair at the University of the West Indies.
He has published and served as a consultant
on a broad range of topics including: trade
policy, aid for trade, Diasporas, creative
economy, tourism, innovation governance,
global value chains and climate change.
The all-day symposium on March 3 will
take place on Daaga Hall Auditorium at
UWI, St Augustine. Panel discussions will
embrace topics such as Carnival, Politics
and Identity; Gender Performativity and
Sexuality in Carnival; Pedagogical Ap-
proaches to Carnival Arts Performance;
and Carnival and Memory.
Neil 'Iwer' George
For further information on registration to
attend, contact the organisers at: carnival-
email@example.com or visit our
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