Play On

The festival is alive — with the sound of music
Day 1
27 Apr 2016

Wednesday lunchtime jam

Featuring some of T&T’s best young spoken word poet and musicians. Bookmark
Day 2
28 Apr 2016

Festival Tribute: Celebrating Sparrow

60 years ago, his classic song “Jean and Dinah” won the Mighty Sparrow his first Calypso Monarch and Road March titles. We celebrate the anniversary of this milestone through readings,...
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Kurt Allen
Nikki Crosby
Penelope Spencer
Rhoma Spencer
Rikki Jai

Thursday Lunchtime Jam

Featuring some of T&T’s best young spoken word poet and musicians – free and open to all! Bookmark
Day 3
29 Apr 2016

Friday lunchtime jam

Featuring some of T&T’s best young spoken word poet and musicians – free and open to all! Bookmark
Day 4
30 Apr 2016

War Chants

Black Indians, traditional masquerade characters of Trinidad Carnival, are known for their fierce costumes and war-like songs, composed in a secret language known only to initiates. Anderson Patrick and Darlington...
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Anderson Patrick
Darlington Henry
Maria Nunes

Remembering the Merikins: Land and freedom

200 years ago, the Merikins — free black settlers from the United States — arrived in Trinidad, establishing close-knit communities that survive to this day. This special programme of events...
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Remembering the Merikins: River of Freedom

200 years ago, the Merikins — free black settlers from the United States — arrived in Trinidad, establishing close-knit communities that survive to this day. This special programme of events...
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Day 5
01 May 2016

Sunday Lime

Storytellers Nasoma and Paul Keens-Douglas liven up your Sunday afternoon, plus Wendell Manwarren as Don Quixote and Michael Cherrie as Sancho Panza. Bookmark
Glenda-Rose Nassoma Layne
Michael Cherrie
Paul Keens-Douglas
Wendell Manwarren

The Jewelled Deer: Exploring the Ramayana

Ascribed to the “first poet” Valmiki, the Ramayana is one of the epic works of world literature, and has been translated into numerous languages over the centuries. Vivek Narayanan presents...
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Geeta Ramsingh
Vivek Narayanan