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NEW All Stars won Panorama in 2017 leading second place winner Desperadoes by 3 point. The band was known as “Hell Yard”, which was eventually called “Cross of Lorraine” and eventually renamed “Trinidad All Stars”. The band was founded in 1946 by Prince Baton and Neville Jules. Band’s Stats -
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Boston's Trinidad style Carnival: Founded in 1973 by Ken Bonaparte Mitchell 1942-
I think it is safe to say women play a major role in Trinidad style carnival all over the world and here in Boston that trend continues and is rising.
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Boston Carnival Village launches Photography Exhibition “Kids Must Play” on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Caribbean Arts Gallery on 155 Washington St, Dorchester.
Kids Must Play is a collection of 100 prints about Children’s participation in the annual Boston’s Trinidad style carnival have been documented by photographer Michael C. Smith for over 20 years. It is this long history the print represents, and covers a time frame for 2006 to 2016.
Photographer Michael C. Smith migrated to the USA in 1977 from Trinidad and has been actively involved in Boston’s Trinidad style carnival since graduating from Northeastern University in 1983.
Michael is the president and CEO of www.BostonCarnivalVillage.com and also did his first exhibition in 2007 called “Streets of Color” which was on display at Lesley University for a month and was well received by the public. Michael is currently working on becoming the next president of Boston’s Trinidad style organizing committee because he believes the current situation with the culture of Boston’s Trinidad style carnival is in need of direction and leadership with vision.
To learn more about Boston Carnival Village and Michael efforts and promoting Boston’s Trinidad style carnival visit www.BostonCarnivalVillage.com
Parents, family, friends and masqueraders are encouraged to come out and experience the exhibit. And for the non-