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MEMORIES OF A CARNIVAL LONG GONE

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 10:18am 6 Comments

CARNIVAL IS A RITUAL

They came from all over just as they did last year and for so many years before to this meeting place, to indulge in this Ritual that is Carnival. Their behavior was trance-like, as though possessed they gathered at Ports of departure, each one determined that nothing could stop them from worshiping their God, King Carnival. Their transit to the venues of worship was tense with anticipation as they were moved by the memory of last year's Ritual. Their…

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EBONITES.........Who?

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 3:30pm 14 Comments

EBONITES.........Who?

Very few knew who they were or where they came from, but that J'Ouvert morning they claimed their place in Carnival history. The year was 1960 and the carnival music flavor, Pan, was ripe from diversity and discovery as the genius of the pannist blossomed. The gladiators in this arena were Trinidad All Stars, Invaders, Desperadoes, Hilanders, Starlift, Guinness Cavaliers, Casablanca and Tokyo. As far as John Public was concerned, out of the aforementioned…

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At 7:21am on November 11, 2017, Hollis Marcelle said…

Great piece of history because Morvant Ebonites was a very vibrant Steel Orchestra during the 60's . The present  body PANTRINBAGO hardly ever mention this great band

At 2:43pm on November 9, 2017, Ian Franklin said…

Mr. Winston Andrews, I did not see this biographical blog about Ebonites Steel Orchestra from 2/4//2016. Thanks for sharing sir.

At 5:51pm on November 8, 2017, thomas bailey said…

Winston: I forwarded your piece to Midget. Maybe you could reach out to him let him know that I gave you his email address which is aldwyn@caribbeanstars.com. Keep me posted.

Bailey

 
 
 

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